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Fire Safety

It is nearly a year since the Grenfell tower and if that tragedy has taught us nothing it is that fire safety should not be ignored. Legally there are certain things that have to be done in a...

DPS Case studies

The inventory clerk plays a big part in this as a neutral observer; our reports are the eyes of the Deposit protection schemes. However the strength of the report depends on a few factors: First...

So you want to use a template for an inventory.

There are a lot of field fillable inventory templates available and they can be very tempting to use. While we will always advocate using a professional accredited inventory firm, if you do use...

We have a problem.

  Our problem is that at the end of tenancies landlords and lettings agents are giving the all clear to release funds with only a cursory look through the check-out report. This leads to a...

Fair wear and tear

Fair wear and tear The law rules that you cannot expect there to be no damage during the tenancy. Any damage caused in the natural operation of the object cannot be expected to be paid for. For...

Baby It’s cold outside

It’s the time of year where it’s wet, cold and people huddle up inside their homes and watch Netflix or TV but what else is happening in their homes? Snow fall and the heavy rain around the...

What we do

Everyone has horror stories about renting, either as a Landlord or as a tenant. As a Landlord the nightmare has to be the Tenant that leaves their tenancy having damaged and/or stolen the contents...

Landlord insurance or Security deposit?

It was put to us by a would-be client asking how the Landlord’s insurance interacts with security deposits. They put forward that any sort of damage caused by the client could be claimed via the...

Mould and Mildew

      Now that the weather has taken a dip people are turning on their heating for longer and longer and this time of year is kind of moist in general, it’s an ideal combination for...
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