Condition vs. Cleanliness

Condition and Cleanliness are not the same thing.

A check-in report that only considers the condition of the property and does not establish the standard of cleanliness at the start of the tenancy is potentially going to cause problems at check-out should a dispute arise over cleanliness.

Whilst the check-out report may list cleaning issues at the end of the tenancy, if the check-in report comments only on condition, an adjudicator will be unable to determine if the property’s cleanliness had deteriorated during the tenancy.

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People and property are my passion, and I love it when they work together in harmony, especially when it involves a binding legal agreement that provides an accurate written record of the condition, contents, and cleanliness of a property at the beginning, during and end of a tenancy. My role is to share insights, knowledge, skills, and know-how with people invested in property. Read more about the evolution of IAM Inventories.