LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Your guide to inspections

Your guide to inspections

 

Inspections are important to both the landlord and the tenant. For the landlord this a method of keeping track of the condition of his/her property, it helps them ensure that their property is being steadily maintained at a high level and also is essential in establishing whether there are any maintenance issues.

While as tenants you should remember that many landlords base whether they will renew your contract on the condition that you have maintained the property throughout your tenancy. Therefore the better the inspection report is the better chance you have of receiving a renewal. Though you can mention maintenance issues during the inspections if present, we do encourage you to contact the office at the earliest possible time as certain repairs or replacements can take awhile to get fixed.

Now that the reason why inspections take place has been explained, here are a couple of details to consider:

-        You will be given at least 24 hours notice of your inspection. (Can be notified by text or

e-mail.)

-        The first inspection will take place 4-6 weeks after your tenancy start date.

-        Inspections after that will take place every 3 months.

-        Photos will be taken during the visit in order to back up any written evidence.

-        You do not need to be present at the inspection.

-        However, if you do want to be present, please contact the office to arrange.

-        Inspections take place between 10:00am to 4:30pm

-        Please note that inspections will only take place when the property is on a fully managed service.

Hopefully the information above will have provided you with a clearer understanding of what an inspection entails. If you have any queries, please e-mail contact.aberdeen@martinco.com