What is an Inventory?
An inventory is an essential document that provides a written record that details the fixtures and fittings of a property and their conditions, as well as the condition of the property itself. This should be created at the beginning of each new tenancy and updated at the end of each tenancy.
Why do we need an inventory? No Inventory = No protection
Since the introduction of the statutory Tenancy Deposit Scheme in April 2007 where a dispute arises over the deposit in relation to condition / contents of the property, it is vital to have a professional inventory that can be referred to and the matter resolved. One of the main features of the scheme is dispute resolution, whereupon the independent adjudicator will make his decision based on the documentation to examine – the inventory will play a major role in the decision.
Without an inventory the landlord effectively has no evidence to support his claim making it hard to justifiably and successfully withhold monies where required. The inventory also works for the tenants by protecting their deposit from unjustifiable claims. All professional bodies from NALS to ARLA to NAEA, to RICS and the Department for communities and local government strongly urge professional inventories.
We are pleased to have links with 2 inventory companies:
Tel: 0207 403 3097
Areas covered: South London, Hammersmith, City and West London
Tel: 0207 700 5925
Mob: 07890 530 858
Areas covered: North West London , North London and surrounding areas
Why Use Us ?
- Access to an in-house service when letting your property.
- Clerks conducting the inventory have attended a training and guidance course by the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.
- Competitive pricing.
- An in depth written report of the internal condition of the property, its fixtures and fittings.
- Peace of mind as we hold professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
“Borough Inventories Services and Hawkeye Inventories take care of the inventories, check–ins, check-outs and inspections for over 400 of our managed properties. We find them very professional in their work and would not hesitate in recommending them to Landlord’s seeking a reliable and consistent service.”
Anna Goncalves Manager of Black Katz Property Management.
The Black Katz Team
We are London's largest lettings-only agent. Our success is due to the simple fact that we treat every landlord and tenant as a person, not a number, each with their own individual needs.