Inventory checks and furniture in the property
Posted on 5th May 2022
Today we'll be talking about the inventory check and how it works.
It's an important process that to be carried out in order to make sure that both the property and its contents are up to scratch with safety regulations.
Furniture can also be a cause for concern, as landlords need to check if any of it is fire-safe before deciding whether or not to keep it in the property during the tenants' stay.
What is an inventory check?
Put simply, an inventory check is a comprehensive list of all the items in a property - both big and small.
This includes furniture, electrical goods, appliances and even cosmetics ornaments. It's important to have this information on hand so that any damages or losses can be easily tracked and accounted for.
How does the inventory check happen?
The process of conducting an inventory check usually begins with a walk-through of the property.
The estate agent will be looking for any damage to the property or its contents, and will make note of it in their report.
They'll also take photos as evidence, so that there's a visual record of any existing damage.
what happens if the landlord has decided to keep furniture at the property?
If the landlord has decided to keep any furniture at the property during the tenants' stay, they'll need to check it for compliance with safety regulations. This includes making sure that all furniture is fire-safe and meets the necessary safety standards.
How this is done is by checking the furniture's label for any specific instructions.
If there are none, then it's best to edge on the side of caution and get in touch with the manufacturer directly.
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