Inventories guide: check in and check out reports

This guide considers best practice from a deposit dispute adjudicator’s view, irrespective of who prepared the inventory, check-in or check-out report presented as evidence.

Best practice for inventory reports

This TDS guide highlights best practice with the tenant in mind. The disputes TDS deal with often show that a poor quality inventory report is the source of the problem.

Producing reports that are clear and easy to understand with sufficient detail to explain things properly are much more likely to be understood. This means that justified tenancy deposit deductions are far more likely to be accepted by tenants.

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