The best way to provide this evidence is by a thorough inventory as well as plan of property condition with accompanying pictures. Not always is recording the condition of the property easy, it usually takes quite a while. In the UK, landlords can use inventory clerks or agents that will do this job on their behalf. On the other hand, landlords can keep inventory on their own if they understand about the basic steps.
To help, here are suggestions how it can be carried out properly:
* Make general notes about the property at issue by walking and checking it.
* Make a list of details and features relating to the property, for example the condition of each and every room, wall, windows, mattresses in addition to other features.
* Stand in each room and record all things in a logical and good manner. When you inspect the property, you may write down the condition for each room, the floors and all features as you locate them.
* Document the location of the meters, fuse boxes and and similar if not already known.
* When you spot pre-existing damage on items for instance furniture, record it in a detailed manner, such as the place the damage is situated.
Particulars are vital. It's not enough to only state that there's a sofa in the living room. You must describe the age, colour, style, size as well as any marks or destruction. Should you be unfortunate enough to have a dishonest renter that took the furniture and exchanged it with cheaper items, you'll find it difficult to prove without having a thorough description.
While performing the inventory, you should make photographs in addition so you'll be able to document all things in even better detail. Conducting a proper property inventory won't only help you, it will make things easier for your renters as well.
Make sure you record the readings regarding gas and energy meters before the tenancy begins, this can be valuable too. The same applies for the conclusion of the tenancy, or else it might bring about troubles when there is open bills to cover.
At the check in, walk through the inventory together with the tenants and have them sign the correct box on the last page acknowledging the present condition. If you know how to do adequate inventory, it can help each party to stay away from headaches in the future.