We at Hawkeye understand the needs of Letting agents – accurate reports produced within tight timescales and agreed budget. Our use of the latest recording technology means we can deliver on this every time. Our qualified clerks will guide you through our reports and be available for any queries you may have.
It’s simple. Whether you’re a landlord or tenant, inventories give you legal protection against any disputes that may arise either during or after a tenancy period.
A professional, independent inventory can be used in court to prove the condition of a property if there’s a dispute regarding damage, theft, loss or the deposit. That inventory must be robust and defensible, witnessed and signed by all parties if it is to be held up as a proper indicator of the facts and be confidently accepted by an adjudicator or court.It’s the most reliable way to legally prove that a property has been left in the same condition it was entered.
Amateur inventories which haven’t been prepared by an independent third party aren’t completely worthless, but in the case of a dispute, they can be open to awkward questioning. What’s the relationship between the landlord and the person who prepared the documents (often a letting agent)? Do they have a vested interest in supporting the landlord? Have dated and independently verified photographs of the property at both check-in and check-out been included?