What is an inventory?
An inventory is a detailed report showing the condition and contents of a residential property – usually one that is being rented out. An inventory is used for both furnished and unfurnished properties.
It is important for the inventory to be thorough and use pictures and/or video to record the exact condition of the property and its contents.
The inventory will form part of the contract between the tenant and landlord, and is an essential document when it comes to deposit disputes. An inventory should be completed pre check in and / or pre check out stage to record the condition of the property (and its contents) at the start and end of a tenancy.
Who needs an Inventory?
We strongly advise that a comprehensive inventory is part of any tenancy agreement. It is there to protect the letting agent, landlord, and tenant in case of dispute.
Whilst an inventory is not a statutory requirement, a protected tenancy deposit scheme is – and those schemes rely on a comprehensive inventory being in place when it comes to deposit disputes. It is common for a tenant to claim that the damage already existed when the tenancy started. Unless you have proof of the state of the furniture/property at the beginning in the form of a properly prepared and agreed inventory you are unlikely to succeed when a dispute occurs.
Why use Vibrant for your Inventory?
Experience – we carry out over 2,000 reports per month, covering every inch of the UK – that expertise will be invaluable when it comes to you needing an inventory.
Value for money – we use the latest technology to complete our inventories in an efficient manner, meaning that we can bring you great prices for these products.
Quality – our inventories are incredibly thorough, ensuring that you have complete protection when disputes occur.
Turnaround speed – we understand that the lettings market moves very quickly! We can offer same day and next day appointments throughout the UK to facilitate your fast tenancy changes. Reports are completed and returned within 24 hours of the appointment date.