August is traditionally the time for landlords of student accommodation to be busy putting their properties in order, ready for all their new tenants when the Universities begin again in September.
Obtaining a good record of the state of the property at the end of the tenancy agreement is just as important as how it may have been prepared ready for the new tenants.
Figures released a few weeks ago suggest that as University applications are at a record high this year, the demand for private rented accommodation will also mean those who own buy-to-let properties need to be encouraged to consider letting to younger tenants.
The Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme was a fantastic step forward in protecting tenants from unscrupulous landlords who would find every excuse possible not to return a deposit. We believe that the new Government needs act to encourage more landlords to open their doors to students who clearly need somewhere decent to live whilst studying.
Maybe we need legislation to make video inventories compulsory?