FAQs: Quick Read FAQs

Here you’ll find quick-read snippets of inventory information that will ensure relationships between all parties concerned will always be happy and risk-free.

The disadvantages of photographs

Our view on the disadvantages of photographs: It is not possible to photograph every aspect of a property, so photographs are unlikely to be a substitute for the written word. Photographs are not always a helpful indicator of issues such as cleanliness, dirt or dust. If not photographed properly, it can be difficult to show […]

The advantages of photographs

Our view on the advantages of photographs Our view on photographs  is that they add a very useful overview of a property. Photographs can highlight any unusual items, such as ornaments and wall hangings. Photographs can highlight and record marks, scratches, scuffs and damage, although this can be difficult to do well especially if the […]

What we say about meter readings?

Gas, electricity, water, oil, water or other utility readings will be recorded. We endeavour to include the location of the utility meters – including their serial numbers, where possible. We endeavour to find and record the location of stopcocks. We endeavour to record the location of isolation switches. When these items cannot be located we […]

What we say about the garden?

The garden or outside space, including any driveway, boundary fencing, garage or outbuilding(s) to be included in the tenancy, will also be listed and the condition noted from the opinion of a layperson. We don’t record the condition of plants, shrubs, or trees other than to say they exist, but we do record what is […]

What we say about appliances.

When we mention appliances in our reports we try, where possible, to record makes and model numbers. Why do we do this? This is essential to check that the same item has been left at the end of tenancy that was in place at the start of the tenancy. Doing this also helps to assess […]

What does the Check-Out Report include?

Of all the inventories prepared it’s the Check-out Inventory Report that’s the most important.  This report compares the agreed check-in details with what is seen during check-out. The same general principles referred to in the check-in overview will apply to the check-out report at the end of the tenancy.  That said, IAM Inventories know there are some cardinal points to […]