At Hawkeye our experienced clerks deliver a consistent high quality inventory preparation service with detailed reports produced quickly and efficiently. We work for a range of customers ranging from individual landlords to large corporate Letting agencies. We have the resources to provide you with a professional inventory which will ensure you have the detailed record of your property at the outset of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy to enable to you to effectively manage your tenancy and deposit dilapidations.
Why an inventory?
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?
A professionally produced inventory report is your insurance if a dispute comes to court.