Our Inventory Clerks are fully trained to an AIIC standard and can be relied upon to offer competent expert advice and provide a professional service which we feel is difficult to match.
In Home Property Services are able to cover any area within the M25 and a few of the surrounding boroughs. We pride ourselves on our quick response times and high level of service. All reports are sent to the client in PDF Format within 48 hours of the instruction and we work with our online software that will allow our clients to sign documents electronically, saving time and money.
Documenting the condition of a property at the start and at the end of a tenancy is an essential part of ensuring a let runs smoothly. Whether you’re a private landlord, a letting agent or a local council, In Home Inventories will deliver professional paperwork that minimises your exposure to loss.
The report produced by In Home Property Services provides our clients with a detailed description of the property, along with fixtures, fittings and furnishings together with a schedule of condition. It forms a legal document between landlord and tenant that protects both parties from any misunderstandings at the end of the tenancy.
We will visit an unoccupied property, prior to a tenancy agreement to undertake a detailed inspection of the property. Our AIIC trained Inventory Clerks will then complete a report and schedule of condition, detailing everything from the colour of the walls to the number of spoons in the drawer.
We recommend all landlords have an inventory completed on their property, regardless if the property is vacant or fully furnished. This is to ensure all landlords are protected against any internal or external damages to a vacant property, which may occur during the tenancy period.
This independent inventory report provides landlords and lettings agents with a comprehensive document to help protect you from any unwarranted disputes by the tenant at the end of the tenancy.
Our Clerks will liaise directly with your tenant when an interim inspection is due and arrange a time to visit the property that is convenient for them. We are flexible on appointments and we can arrange with Landlords or Agents to collect keys when tenants are unable to accommodate access.
Interim Inspections should be conducted throughout a tenancy to check that the property is kept in good order, paying particular attention to its cleanliness, décor and flooring.
The Clerk will also discuss any maintenance required with the tenant and include this in the interim inspection report, along with detailed narration of everything required and digital photographs.
During a check out, we will visit the property when the tenant is ready to leave and all their possessions have been removed. This will enable our Clerk to complete the check out report, comparing the property to the check in report, inventory report and the schedule of condition.
Full comparisons are made and documented, with digital photographs, clearly showing any discrepancies between the reports. Our Clerks are professionally trained in how to recognise what constitutes as ‘fair wear and tear’ or a ‘tenant responsibility’.
We will also take final meter readings and receipt of all the keys the tenants hold for the property. All keys are compared against the check in report and any missing or damaged will be recorded as key shortages. All keys and meter readings will then be provided to the landlord or lettings agent.