We act as independent inventory clerks to letting agencies, estate agents, and private landlords throughout Cornwall, Plymouth, and West Devon.
We provide thorough, detailed, accurate, unbiased inventories and schedules of condition for all types of tenancies.
Why are inventories needed?
Since April 2007, all deposits taken by landlords for assured, and assured shorthold tenancies must be protected by a tenancy deposit protection scheme. Whilst this has created a transparent resolution system for landlords and tenants, it has made the production of independent, detailed and accurate inventories of paramount importance. To find out more about the Tenancy Deposit scheme you can visit their website at www.tds.gb.com
We offer a bespoke service tailored to each of our clients specific requirements, providing inventory, check-in, check-out, and mid-term reports depending on what is needed for a particular property or tenancy. Our service is unique, as the detail in our reports is based on over twenty years architectural knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and accurate scheduling.
Format of Reports
- Where we act for agents, we tailor the report content and presentation to their individual requirements.
- Each page of each document has a unique reference and revision number so that amendments can be accurately checked and tracked.
- We use a scoring system to grade the quality of the finishes, fixtures and fittings.
- We use an “End of Tenancy” column, so that “check-ins” and “check-outs” can be recorded on a single document.
- Each inventory has a comprehensive set of record photographs included within the document.
- Each inventory is issued electronically by email.
- Our inventories are a complete detailed descriptive record of the building fabric, fixtures, fittings, and contents of a property, together with a schedule of their condition at the start of the tenancy.
- A check-in report examines the property on the day a tenancy begins. Any comments the tenant has on the inventory are noted. Meter readings are taken, and keys will be issued.
- A check-out report examines the property at the end of a tenancy. The entire property is checked and differences from the inventory and check-in reports are noted. Liability for changes will be allocated to either; the tenant, the landlord as maintenance, or to fair wear and tear. Final meter readings are taken, and keys collected.
- A mid-term report is an inspection of the property part way through a tenancy. This allows the landlord to keep in touch with the condition of the property, and often makes tenancies smoother.
We have a simple pricing system based on a fixed cost per room; furnished or unfurnished. Please contact us for our current rate.