If you propose to charge the tenant anything at the end of the tenancy (within the terms of the Tenants Fee Act  it must be stated in the AST that a charge might be made, and you must be able to prove the claim.

Whether it goes to court, or adjudication, the first question will be ‘why should the landlord be awarded any of the tenants money?’.

An inventory is critical for this proof, and in an ideal world should be part of:-

a check-in procedure

mid-term inspections

a check-out procedure

It is preferable to have a professional inventory carried out, else something might be missed and any claim declared invalid.

To find an independent clerk go to:-

– Association of Independent Inventory Clerks, or

– PropertyMark



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