WHY AN INVENTORY?
A professional Inventory will clearly document in detail the contents and condition of a property at the start of a tenancy.
The purpose of the report is for both the tenant and landlord/lady to have an agreed and reliable source that can be used as a reference at the end of the tenancy check out. This can help to avoid any disputes regarding return of the tenancy deposit if there are any issues of loss, damage, cleaning, etc relating to the property and its contents.
Inventory Reports that that are compiled by Professional Independent Inventory clerks are strongly favoured by the Tenant Deposit Dispute Service when resolving matters of deposit and are recognised as an unbiased document of evidence.
A professional Inventory should therefore be seen as a necessary investment that will help to protect the interests of both landlord and tenant.