Lease/Tenancy Terminations: Inventory Check-Out – Guidance Note
At the end of your tenancy/lease the Landlord will have an inventory check-out carried out in order to record the condition of the property and contents when you vacate.
The purpose is to make sure that the Tenant has complied with the terms of the Tenancy Agreement/Lease.
If there are any dilapidations/breakages/missing items, the Landlord will make a claim against the Tenant.
Saunders 1865 can assist in negotiating a reduction of any unreasonable claim. Unfortunately, many UK Landlords make excessive claims.
It is a good idea to make sure that the home is prepared in advance of the check out taking place to minimize any potential claim.
Take photographs to prove the good condition you left everything in.
Saunders 1865 has a termination program to assist assignees and HR deal with all the details that need addressing at the end of a tenancy, including resisting claims and securing the return of deposit funds.
It is important that you are able to provide evidence that you have (a) notified the landlord/agent of any maintenance/repair issues which arose during your tenancy/lease, so you cannot be held responsible for any damages that may have arisen associated with them and (b) that you can prove that you challenged the inventory at (or shortly after) check-in if the inventory was inaccurate in any way.
Ideally you should attend the check out so that you can deal with any issues on the spot. If you cannot attend, we can arrange for an inventory specialist to represent you (and your company) where we are instructed to provide our termination program.
If you have questions, please contact your Saunders 1865 relocation specialist.