You don’t need us to tell you that letting property isn’t always a walk in the park. And whilst it might be true that most tenants will try their best to take care of your property – even the most decent ones will almost certainly not leave the property exactly as they found it. Smashed windows, stained carpets, marked walls… they all cost – and you’re often left feeling like you need to spend a lot of money on your property before it’s able to be let out again. Then you’ve got those all too common disputes in relation to unpaid bills, damages, wear and tear and who’s liable for what. So how do you avoid all of this? By using a professional inventory service.

What will a professional inventory company do for me that I can’t do for myself?

Whilst it’s certainly possible to carry out an inventory on your own, it’s extremely time consuming and also highly prone to error. A good clerk is professional, experienced, objective and will quickly and efficiently carry out an accurate assessment of your property. They will spot defects that might otherwise have gone undetected and will also factor in any outside space, which is really important, especially if you are expecting your tenants to maintain it. By employing a professional inventory management company, you will get yourself a detailed, thorough and professional report that provides you with solid evidence, should you end up in any legal disputes with your tenants (a phenomenal amount of tenancy cases end up in court). Not only this, but an inventory clerk will also make sure that disagreements or disputes do not become personal and are resolved fairly.

How do I find a good Inventory company?

If you’re on the look out for a professional inventory company, then the best piece of advice we can give you is to make sure they are a member of the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks. There are many rogue operators about these days, with little or no experience – but if you use an AIIC member inventory clerk, you can rest assured that they will be experts in their field, fully insured and abiding by the AIIC’s code of practice. A professional inventory company will always save you time, money and a great deal of hassle.

 

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