So how much do inventories and assessments cost?
Well, in relative terms the cost is next to nothing.. Landlords lose an estimated £12M per year in adjudicated cases over deposit disputes with tenants, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more who simply can’t be bothered pursuing a claim for damages as they know they don’t have any substantiated evidence.
The introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Schemes has seen dispute numbers escalate exponentially, from around 1,000 in 2008 to over 26,000 in 2015, as tenants become more aware of their rights. It is a fact that without evidence landlords stand no chance of making a successful claim.
“Disputes are based on the general principle of English law – all cases have to be decided on the legal basis that the deposit belongs to the tenant unless the landlord can prove otherwise.” – Alexandra Coghlan-Forbes, Chief Adjudicator, DPS Year In Review
A water and Legionella risk assessment shows you are providing a safe and secure environment for your tenants, it is now a legal requirement for landlords and property managers in the UK.
“A recent case has showed how deadly legionnaires’ can be, and how quickly the disease spreads to people not in direct contact with the infected water. Organisations and landlords simply cannot take the risk of an outbreak.” – John Thompson, Chief Executive APHC
We offer a superior product to the traditional paper and photographic inventory at a very competitive price. We provide a value for money option that gives you ultimate peace of mind. Pricing for a video inventory starts from £65 (+VAT) and Legionella risk assessments from £90 (+VAT) based on a one bedroom apartment.
Prices for our interim and check-out inspection services are dependent on whether we carried out the original inventory. We also offer discounts for booking multiple products or services at the same time. Pricing is also dependent on location, furnishing and any special requirements.