At Cooper Adams we believe - do everything the best you can.
Property inventories are so important and not done correctly can be very costly for a landlord.
We use a company who is part of The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) they are an association committed to excellence and professionalism in the property inventory process and work hard to ensure that all landlords, tenants and letting agents understand the importance and benefits of professionally completed property inventories.
You will appreciate the value of instructing an expert AIIC independent inventory clerk to avoid unnecessary costs and legal disputes and make every party aware of its responsibilities. You will also have confidence that government regulations are being adhered to and have a professional partner with specialist knowledge.
The Government is looking to make unbiased inventories law and stop letting agents or landlords carrying them out.
Full protection should be offered to all parties within the letting process and independent inventory reporting is the only way to ensure that no bias reports are used. This will also enable the Government’s Tenancy Deposit Scheme to have sufficient impartial evidence to enable them to adequately adjudicate should there be a dispute. We have seen more and more evidence of tenants being made to sign bias reports in return for their keys, mostly unaware that the inventory report is compiled by a landlord, agent or source that is not third party or unbiased.
Using a professional company will make it so much easier if there are problems ahead and potentially could save a landlord thousands of pounds in the long term.
If you need professional advice on your let call you local Cooper Adams branch.