What is an inventory and why do I need one?

An inventory is a report detailing the state of a property at the beginning of a tenancy. The report can help avoid a dispute over a tenancy deposit when a tenant moves out as it is a clear indicator of the state of a property when moved into. It is in the best interests of both the vendor and tenant to carry out and check an inventory as this could potentially help avoid a costly dispute. Pinpoint Homes date and time stamp all of their photos to ensure clarity and minimise doubt.

Does it make a difference whether the property is furnished or unfurnished?

Whether unfurnished or otherwise the report will take note of the walls, flooring, windows, doors, kitchen units & appliances all of which are arguably the key aspects of the property. Bearing this in mind it is just as important to obtain a report for an empty property as it is a fully furnished one.

How long does an inventory take?

Typically, the report will take approximately 2 and a half hours. Of course, this will depend on the number of bedrooms and whether the property is furnished.

What areas do you cover?

We cover anywhere inside the M25 subject to availability.

What is the turnaround time for your inventory reports?

We are able to provide a completed report within 12 hours upon request.

Do you take meter readings?

Yes. Where accessible. We also obtain location and serial numbers for meters.

What is an EPC (energy performance certificate)?

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. The EPC rates a property’s performance in terms of Energy use per square metre of floor area and contains information about how energy is used in a home, along with details of how much the energy used actually costs. Energy Performance Certificates are a legal requirement and must be available before the property is placed on the market. If you do not have one Pinpoint Homes can help you with this.

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