On our full management service
At the end of the tenancy we will meet the tenant on their final day at the property to check them out we will check that the property is being left in a condition which is on par with the inventory on check in allowing for fair wear and tear.
Take final meter readings with the tenant present, and include photographic evidence of the each meter reading.
We may in some cases attend the property (by prior arrangement) a week or so before the end date of the tenancy.
This will allow any issues to be highlighted, and potentially dealt with before the tenancy ends (for example, carpets which need cleaning, walls which need filling/painting).
This can allow the deposit to be handed back to the tenant at the end of the tenancy without deduction or dispute. In the event the tenant fails to make good any necessary works we will be able to demonstrate that we have given the tenant sufficient warning of the works required.
The difference between the original inventory and the property’s condition at the end of the tenancy will form the basis of any claim to withhold the deposit.
We will have the original inventory and a camera to allow any issues to be noted and for the tenant to be present.
On a let only service
You as the landlord should follow a similar procedure as above and advise our agency how you would like the deposit to be dealt with. Note that you will be required to provide photographic evidence and copies of any quotes for works to be or have been completed.
We will of course assist with advice and guidance as required.
Alternatively we can complete this process on your behalf at an additional cost please ask for further details.
Please visit www.depositprotection.com for further information and assistance