What does a property inventory clerk do?
Posted on 19th April 2022
The inventory clerk is an important part of the lettings process as they can help to protect both landlords and tenants from any disputes that may arise at the end of a tenancy.
The clerk will document the condition of all fixtures and fittings in the property, as well as noting down any existing damage or wear and tear.
This information can be used by both parties to work out if any damage has been caused during the tenancy, or whether anything is missing from the property.
The document created by the clerk will be signed and dated.
The inventory clerk should do a thorough job of inspecting your home and making notes about its condition as they will be responsible for producing a report that accurately records the condition of your property and its contents.
The clerk should carry out an in-depth inspection of all rooms, including those not usually used by tenants such as cellars or attics. They will also look at items which are difficult to view, like appliances (such as fridges) and furniture.
The inventory clerk should visit the property at the start of a tenancy, as well as during and at the end of a tenancy to ensure that all changes are documented. They will also take photographs of the property so that there is a visual record of its condition.
If you are thinking about renting out your property, it is important to make sure that it is in good condition before you put it on the market.
The inventory clerk will be able to advise you about any repairs or maintenance needed, as well as checking for problems with utilities and services such as gas, electricity and water supply which may need sorting out before a tenancy can begin.
They can also give advice about how to prepare your property for tenants and what you should do to ensure that it is in a good condition when they move in.
If you are a tenant, it is important to remember that the inventory clerk is there to protect your rights.
Make sure that you check the condition of the property before you sign the document created by the clerk, and report any damage or problems that you find, if any.
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