Everyone agrees on the importance of the inventory but quality of inventory provision varies greatly across the industry. Success in deposit disputes is usually dependent on the quality of the inventory and the schedule of condition. A professional and diligent approach is essential in ensuring that tenants and landlords avoid financial loss.

Chris Hamer former Property Ombudsman

Chris Hamer
Propertymark Executive Chairman

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'A properly prepared and comprehensive inventory sets the scene for what is provided by the landlord at the start of the tenancy. It therefore plays a significant role in protecting both landlord and tenant. A detailed inventory will help avoid disputes, whilst any such dispute that does arise about missing contents or condition of the property at the end of the tenancy can be more easily resolved.'.

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TDS inventory guide

TDS guide to inventories

This guide considers ‘best practice’ from an adjudicator’s viewpoint irrespective of who compiled the inventory, check-in or check-out report. More info...