Answer: Not carrying out an inventory of their rental property.

What is an inventory?

It’s a detailed report about the property, fittings and furnishings.

It details things like cleanliness, contents and the condition of the premises before a tenant moves in.

Why is it so important?

While it’s not a legal requirement, it is essential.

It protects the landlord AND tenant when done fairly and professionally.

Who should do an inventory?

The inventory is the landlord’s responsibility.

You can do it yourself, ask your agent or organise a professional inventory company to perform it.

At the end of the tenancy, the inventory should be revisited so the condition of the property and any contents can be checked.

It can also be a useful reference for landlord inspections during the tenancy period.

If you’re searching for new tenants, get in touch with our lettings team at Rochills.

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