Forewarned is forearmed is said to mean that if you know about something before it happens, you can be prepared for it. That’s what makes an interim-inspection important to protect the property, the tenant and the landlord.
It’s an important part of the relationship between the tenant, landlord, and agent as it looks at the condition of the property, its contents and any issues there may be.
It can also be used to identify if any of the property requires repair, restoration, maintenance or redecoration and if noted will be reported back to the landlord. As with all IAM Inventories photographs will accompany this inspection.
IAM Inventories recommend that interim inspections take place every three months during the first year of the tenancy and reducing on a sliding scale depending on the type of property and length of tenancy.
Check-up inspections help to ensure problems don’t get any worse and make sure the landlord doesn’t get a nasty shock at the end of the tenancy.
They also help with planned maintenance works such as issues with damp and mold, and can immediately address important problems to stop them escalating.