Services For Landlords
You may have a single house to let, many properties, Airbnb lets or student houses. Whatever your situation it is vital to get an accurate Inventory at the start of the tenancy and a clear report at Check Out to avoid time wasting disputes.
A Fully Inclusive Service
We can do the complete inventory, be there when tenants check in, visit to check the condition of the property and very importantly undertake the Check Out inspection at the end of a tenancy. We will advise you fairly about what you should expect and what is reasonable.
When we do a job for you we use the best Inventory Management Systems to record all the details of your property and contents. With each inspection the information is quickly updated so that the changes are shown at each point.
I found Sue at Ashdown Inventory friendly and professional. She was thorough and managed to remain dispassionate throughout the check-out process, her paperwork was clear and concise making it easy for me, as a landlady, to work out how to move forward in terms of the deposit and any deductions. I would easily recommend her services to any agent or landlord.
Saving You Time and Energy
Dealing with tenants, particularly at the end of a tenancy can be tie up your time and energy resolving issues. This is why a good inventory at the start, and a fair assessment at the check out stage will take you through resolving problems easily when returning the deposit.
If you have a number of properties, student houses or HMOs letting out single rooms or short term lets through Airbnb we can work with you to set up templates for your properties to ensure that we always provide the information you need in the form you want it. For regular clients this can save us all time and cost.
We Are Impartial
We are not letting agents so are impartial but we can warn you of impending problems, for example the need to get a professional clean done at the start of a tenancy so that there is no room for disagreement about cleanliness later.
Our reports provide the evidence you need when the time comes to return the deposit. We don’t take sides and if there is a dispute our report can be trusted.
With our experience we can also provide some practical advice on cleaning issues, repairs that are needed ahead of the next tenant moving in and other basic information.
Peace of Mind
With the forthcoming ban on charges to tenants, landlords still need the protection of an accurate inventory.. There are plenty of templates for landlords available on the internet but we often find when doing a check out against these that information is missing such as the cleanliness of the property which makes it difficult for us determine if the property had been professionally cleaned at the start of the tenancy and should have been professionally cleaned before Checking Out.
Increasingly in their search for new approaches in a difficult market landlords are using Airbnb. If you need a property to be checked over why not talk to us about your needs and how we can help you.
From time to time I read that there is no need for a Check Out Inspection, a tenant can take some photos and that will be good enough. Certainly, the risk of Covid-19 is reduced but in our experience that is the only good point. Using an experienced Inventory Clerk is...
One of the biggest areas of dispute according to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) in their report on adjudications is cleaning (54% of disputes recorded). This covers two different situations. The property was professionally cleaned before occupation with...
Usually when we do a Check Out based on a check list or better still, a correctly documented Inventory, our detective skills are limited to finding misplaced items such as chairs which have been moved to other rooms, or pictures which the tenants have...
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