Check-outs are designed to inform all parties of the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy, advise on remedial work to prepare the property for the next tenancy, (including details of cleaning requirements), and to ascertain any damage that may be the tenants' liability. Our experience enables us to distinguish avoidable dilapidation chargeable against the tenant's deposit from normal deterioration through fair wear and tear.
Disputes between landlords and tenants at the end of a tenancy are usually over the state of cleanliness versus check-in and chargeable damage. By appointing an experienced independent company these disputes can usually be avoided, particularly if the same company also produced the inventory.
A crucial part of our check-out report details areas of repair/maintenance required with particular focus on apparent safety and legislative requirements. Our clients tell us that they find the layout and detail of our check-out reports particularly useful as separate sections can simply be sent to their cleaners or maintenance contractors without duplication of effort.