Extract from Cheshire East Council’s Private Landlords Newsletter:
Diane Cummings PSLO Macclesfield recently asked Mr Glenn Warrington, a landlord and member of the Residential Landlords Association, who has properties in both Cheshire and High Peaks about his experience of pursuing tenants who left owing him money.
He had the following advice to give and urged caution when employing a debt recovery agency. Firstly, he wanted to stipulate the importance of a good quality inventory and raised concerns over the difficulties landlords were facing when claiming through the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme.
Glenn understands that in cases where a tenant disputes the claim, the landlords are losing a high percentage of claims. He feels this might indicate that inventories alone are not sufficient to substantiate a claim and would urge landlords to provide as much evidence as possible. A good quality, professional inventory with supporting high definition video provides all the evidence you will need.
Thank you Glenn!