How do we benefit using an AIIC independent inventory clerk?
Having an accurate inventory compiled at the beginning of the tenancy by an AIIC independent inventory clerk, reduces the risk of disputes about damages to the property or contents and avoids the many pitfalls that may be encountered with an unapproved inventory clerk. This inventory can be used as the primary piece of evidence by deposit scheme arbitrators or in a court of law.
Which locations do we cover?
We are based in Islington N1 and we cover - Islington, Camden, Kentish Town, Hampstead, Holloway, Hackney, Bethnal Green, Tottenham, Canary Wharf, Stoke Newington, Elephant & Castle and most surrounding areas.
Do we test appliances?
We will test appliances for power only, this includes washing machines, dryers, fridges, vacuum cleaners, ovens and hobs etc.
Do we list all items in the property and in storage cupboards?
Property left in lofts, cellars and locked rooms which have not been inventoried are the sole responsibility of the Landlord.
If additional items are to be listed, itemisation of kitchenware and cutlery this will incur a small extra charge.
Plants and shrubs are not listed. this will also be at the landlords request.
Do we move furniture?
We cannot undertake to move heavy furniture, nor do we inspect both sides of mattresses.
Do we conduct trial inventories?
We do conduct trial inventories, the report will be labelled and stamped as a trial report.
The invoice would need to be paid prior to the report being released.
All reports are released in PDF format via email, and printed reports are available upon request and this will incur a small fee.
Do we test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?
Upon check in we will test smoke alarm for power, read meters where possible, handover, list all keys and request a signature.
How long do we take to compile an inventory?
Once in the property it will usually take one hour or more, depending on size of the property. The report will then be finalised and returned to client with 24-48 hours or the agreed time line.
Can cleaners or maintenance team be in the property while the clerk is conducting the inventory?
The property will need to be empty prior and during the inventory being conducted. To ensure we deliver you the highest level of service with no distractions and we will also ensure to be following the Government guidelines to COVID-19.
How do we make a booking?
If your request is urgent please call or WhatsApp us on 07494 478 415 or scroll down on the web page and fill out the booking form. We will reply at our earliest convenience.
When and how will we receive the report?
Reports will usually be prepared and sent to the client in the agreed timeline which is normally within 24-48 hour
The report will be released and sent via email in PDF format, once the invoice has been paid and received in full.
Do we offer a snagging list after visiting the property
We do compile a snagging list on the property after conducting the inventory for a small fee, upon request.
Do we take pictures of the meter readings?
We do take all meter readings where possible. You would need to confirm the location.
If any meters are not labelled we would need you to confirm the meter reference number
We will always have an FB1 and FB2 key to hand. Please ensure we have the correct keys to gain access
We do also ask that the agent or landlord also takes pictures of the meter readings as we cannot be held accountable for any discrepancies.
How do we make payment?
All payments can be made in cash or by debit and credit card. Our banking details will be listed to bottom left of received invoice.
For new clients: 50% payment will be due immediately upon receipt of invoice and the 50% balance will be due prior to releasing the report which will take 24-48 hours, to of which you will be sent a gentle reminder.
Do we charge a cancellation fee?
If the inspection is unable to go ahead for any reason.
We reserve the right to charge 50% of the fee if 48 hours notice is not given and the full fee If 24 hours notice or less is not given.
Do the tenants have to be present at check out?
You, as the landlord or agent, are obliged to give the tenant the opportunity to attend and their attendance is strongly recommended
As we are currently following the goverment guidelines for COVID-19 the tenant does not have to be at the check out, as we are happy to speak with the tenant after the check out to confirm and agree the findings.
How long do we store reports for?
Reports will be stored indefinitely, unless otherwise instructed.