Why should I have a Third Party inventory done?

Your property is a valuable investment which you will want to protect and help maintain its rental potential. Accidental or negligent damage by tenants can erode the value of your investment, an inventory can help protect that investment.

An inventory report forms part of the contract between a landlord and tenant. It aims to provide an accurate written and photographic record of the condition and contents of a property at the start of a tenancy and will be checked again for differences at the end of the tenancy.   

The current government legislation requires landlords to be able prove that the any damage to a rental property has been caused by a tenant and was not present at the start of a tenancy. 

The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme released figures which showed tenants have won 81% of disputes with their landlords because of the poor evidence supplied by the landlord to support their claims.

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