Inventory services for landlords and letting agents in Birmingham
Skribes provide 7 essential services for landlords and letting agents based in Birmingham and surrounding areas:
The detail that they contain leaves nothing to chance and significantly reduces the potential for tenant disputes.
Inventories include details of walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, paintwork, light fittings, woodwork, windows, radiators as well as all contents. Many reports fail at dispute because they don’t contain enough evidence. To date, we have never lost a dispute due to lack of evidence.
All of our inventory reports:
- are detailed and comprehensive
- are completed onsite to ensure greater accuracy
- contain date and time stamped photographs
- no abbreviations – easy to understand
- include make and model numbers of all kitchen ‘white goods’ such as a fridge freezer
- measurement of mattresses
All reports are returned the same day and once we have uploaded your report onto your online client portal you are able to send this directly to the tenant if you wish. The tenant is then able to view the report online, add comments and provide a digital signature, using their internet browser and mouse (or finger if using a mobile device), which is then embedded into the report – paperless inventories are now possible.
The result in an extremely detailed report of your property. A check out can only be as good as the inventory that was supplied at the start of the tenancy and both documents give you peace of mind that can be relied on if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy.
All items are checked and re-photographed and any damaged/missing items are listed as well as the condition and cleanliness of items. The check-out report helps you see clearly whether any maintenance, cleaning or redecoration is required prior to the next tenancy. Utility metre readings and details of keys/fobs that are handed back are noted and compared to those during the check-in process.
Legionella risk assessments
As a Landlord, failure to comply with the new legislation can result in heavy fines or even imprisonment. You can be prosecuted if there is an exposure to risk – even if nobody has become ill. The law clearly states that it is your responsibility to ensure tenants are safe.
Changes to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard meant that from April 2018, landlords and property sellers are required to achieve a minimum EPC rating of E for their rental or sale property.
Skribes’ accredited team of domestic energy assessors are able to provide a detailed domestic energy assessment to produce an EPC for you including an accurate rating and recommendations ready to get your property on the market.
Detailed, well-designed floorplans are becoming increasingly popular and indeed essential, with a Rightmove survey finding that 1 in 5 prospective tenants would simply ignore a listing that didn’t include a floorplan.
The dedicated team at Skribes is able to provide landlords, letting agents, estate agents, developers, relocation agents and other property professionals with detailed floorplans in a choice of formats. This can be done in as little as 24 hours in order to increase any residential property’s saleability and increase the chance of a residential property being let out more quickly to prospective tenants.
Virtual Property Video Tours
There has never been a better time to investigate using Virtual Property Video Tours to showcase your property listings across social media, advertising portals and your website.
Videos are far better at gaining more interest than photos alone and can be used as an alternative to onsite viewings for potential renters or buyers that:
- are overseas
- live far away
- don’t want to visit in person
- want to see a video first before making a long trip to view in person.
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