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What is an Inventory?

Do I need an inventory in a rented property ? 

A property inventory / schedule of condition has several functions:

• it is a catalogue of the property being let;
• it records the condition of the property and any items that are included in the tenancy; and
• it forms part of the legally binding contract that is set out in the tenancy agreement between the tenant and the landlord.

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has shifted power over the tenant’s deposit away from the landlord. This has transformed the importance of making a clear and accurate recording of a rental property.
Depending on the size of a rental property, a thorough inventory will take a minimum of an hour (more usually three to four hours). A rush ten minute job probably won’t be good enough to meet the burden of proof in any tenancy deposit dispute.
At Stuarts Property Services we provide a full, comprehensive inventory, including colour photographs. We list all items (room by room) and note any dilapidation’s (with photos as proof). Our inventories are written in Plain English – so they are easy to read and understand. This will help the landlord should the case go to court when a clearly written, unambiguous report will have more credibility than one where a tenant could claim that they were unsure what they were signing.

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  • Colin Hayes
    Colin Hayes
    10:58 21 Jun 17
    The property was let to the other viewer on the day, they acted quickly and had secured it during the viewing, all applicants are informed it sadly is a first comer first served basis. This is a very fast moving market and sadly sometimes this happens.
    Joy Sadeghiani
    Joy Sadeghiani
    13:46 06 Mar 17
    What a fabulous letting agent Stuarts are. Their attention to detail in fantastic. Everything you need to know is clearly explained on the website. Their customer service is second to none and they are always happy to answer any queries a potential tenant may have. I would highly recommend using this letting agent.
    kati pasztor
    kati pasztor
    16:20 07 Mar 17
    I have been with the company with over 7 years. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is after a secure and well looked after rental. Claire, Margaret and Colin are not only helpful but genuinely lovely people. Anytime I have a request they sort things out for me straight away. I feel safe and trusted in the properly I live in and if I would ever have to move, i'd definitely stick with Stuarts to find me a new home.
    Sue Jelks
    Sue Jelks
    13:35 06 Apr 17
    First class service provided, personally tailored to suit each client. As a professional accountant and tax advisor such excellent service is always appreciated especially to enable up to date planning with clients.
    Gemma Cullum
    Gemma Cullum
    15:45 14 Feb 17
    We have recently completed work for Stuarts Property Services at one of their tenanted properties. I would like to say a huge thank you for the work you have offered to us recently and what a great company you are to work for. All the best for the future and we look forward to continuing our good working relationship.
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