Protect your property with an independent and professional inventory.
As a landlord your property is a valuable asset. For a small sum of money you can help protect your investment by having a thorough inventory for each tenancy.
An independent inventory that is professionally compiled together with a professional check out at the end of the tenancy will help to sort out any disputes that might arise. The tenant will be assured that the company producing the report is unbiased and that any assessments are independent and fair.
Comprehensive Inventories has a wealth of experience visiting all types of properties on a daily basis, we are able to assess damage, maintenance issues and wear and tear.
An inventory prepared by Comprehensive Inventories becomes a living document of your property, i.e. once you have an inventory prepared by us we will keep updating this document for each new tenancy. This means that you only pay for an inventory once for the first tenancy and for any subsequent tenancies we update the inventory for a “check in fee” which is less than the inventory cost. You can rest assured that you will have continuity of reporting.
Photographs in inventories
Photographs will be taken when conducting an inventory and will be embedded in the final document.
The inventory is not a brochure for the property, so photographs will be small and not high resolution, however, they will always be timestamped. Their purpose is to demonstrate the condition of a specific item or area rather than to afford an overall view. Context for a photograph will always be given.
Landlords sometimes decide to compile their own inventories. These can be of good quality but, more often than not, we find basic documents containing little or no detail, which describe items of little value – such as teaspoons – while omitting the fabric of the building itself, such as walls, woodwork, flooring, ceiling, heating, lighting etc.
Another shortcoming with self-produced inventories is that they tend to be simple lists of items and neglect to register the condition at the start of the tenancy. An experienced inventory clerk knows what needs to be included and how best to describe items in accordance with industry practice.
It can be extremely difficult for a landlord to remain impartial when drawing up a document for their own property, which is another reason why an independent view is important.
Inventories are a vital part of ensuring your landlords and tenants start their tenancy well.
As an agent you want to provide your landlords and tenants with a professional service.
By making the inventory side of your business an independent process your landlords and tenants can be assured that an unbiased view is being taken as to the condition of properties. This can save your agency time and money by not having to train or employ staff to do this and free them up for work in more profitable areas of the business.
It also means that the agent becomes removed from the inventory and check-out process and any problems that a landlord or tenant may have with the documents can be passed back to the inventory company to resolve.
By using Comprehensive Inventories to provide your inventory services you can be assured of a professional service by highly trained independent clerks at all times, with a report turnaround of 24 hours.