Professional Inventories and
Schedules of condition.
What is an Inventory and Schedule of Condition?
An inventory and schedule of condition is a full list of every item within a property (including walls, ceilings, fixtures and fittings, paint colours, floor coverings, cupboards, doors, windows, kitchen units, appliances, bathroom furniture, gardens, garages, sheds etc. and if furnished, all furnishings) and it states the condition of every item in it. This is a very detailed document, often supported by digital photographs.
Why do I need one?
Since the introduction of the deposit schemes in 2007, the requirement for a professionally prepared inventory and schedule of condition has become absolutely critical. If you leave the property with some damage or it isn’t cleaned very well with strong odours present or there are missing items – in fact anything that is different from when you rented the property (subject to fair wear and tear) then your landlord may want some compensation for it from you. This document, along with a check out (see below) is your only form of evidence as to the condition of the property.
An inventory serves a number of purposes:
At the very least an inventory must have:
What is a property visit/inspection and why do I need one?
A property inspection is the opportunity for us to check that the property that we are managing, on behalf of the landlord and is being looked after by you.