By Paul on 07/04/2018

A change in tenancy is a stressful time for both the Landlord and the tenant. There are so many things to think with a wide variety of check-in and check-out reports, inventories and schedules of condition are in everyday use.  The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has created “A guide to check-in/out reports, inventories, and schedules of condition” which offers some  ‘best practice’ from an adjudicator’s viewpoint irrespective of whether the check-in or check-out report that is presented as evidence in a dispute was prepared by the landlord, the agent or by an independent.

A guide to check in and check out reports, inventories and schedules of condition

Drain Doctor’s® Pre-Tenancy Drain Clean and Inspection Landlord can help with preventing disputes over blocked  drains.  If a blockage occurs the landlord position would be“The tenant must have put something down the drain, I’m not paying to get it cleared” whilst the tenant says : “I haven’t done anything wrong, there must have been a problem before I started renting the property”.  An impasse!

Now there is a way to resolve the problem before it happens.  Prior to a new tenant moving into a property, Drain Doctor can attend and clean all of the accessible drains by high pressure water jetting ensuring there is no scale or detritus in the pipework. The drains will be inspected with a CCTV drain camera and a recording (date and time stamped) will be provided. If no structural faults (roots, cracks, displaced joints etc.) are identified within the pipework any blockages which occur subsequently must be the responsibility of the tenant.

 

Peace of mind for the landlord plus peace of mind for the tenant!

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