An inventory is a concise and detailed list of the contents, fittings and fixtures of a house, flat or office that is being let. This includes everything from the carpets and curtains to all the furnishings (if furnished).
An Inventory provides a clear concise snapshot of the property at the time of the inventory completion with digital photographs provided to support the report. The inventory must be carried out by a third party, independent inventory specialist otherwise it will be considered bias and will not stand up in a court of law when needed to be relied upon.
The Key basic areas of a report must include the following:
- Inspection date
- Inspection address
- Property type
- Client name
Level of furnishings – Furnished, Part Furnished, Un-Furnished.
Security features installed
Meter Readings (As part of the Check In)
- Will include Water, Gas, Electricity, Oil, Solar power.
- Date meter read
- Type of meter – Tariff or Prepay
- Location of the meter
- Serial number of the meter
- Physical reading of the meter
- Close up photograph of the meter to avoid disputes and errors
Keys (As part of the Check In)
- Key type – Yale, Mortice, Remote, security etc
- Lock location key fits into – Front door, rear door, patio door, front garage door
- Location to include, if more then one lock in door which lock it is – Upper lock, middle lock, lower lock etc
- Number of that particular keys issued / received
- Photographs of all keys so reader can see each key type and confirm the number signed over to tenants. This also stop inferior keys being returned.
Example: High security locks common on Communal entry doors cost circa £90.00 each to be recut. Photographing the keys individually stops an inferior recut key costing £5.00 being passed off as an genuine security key.
Details smoke, CO2 alarms, window lock keys, PAT and Gas Safe certificates found in property.
State of cleanliness
A snap shot of the main property areas and appliances. Full cleanliness of each property item will be detailed in the main report as they appear.
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We have been working with Excalibur Inventories for a few years now and would like to thank them for their work. We appreciate the quality of service you deliver to the Stonehouse Estates team, our Landlords and tenants. Lucy and Francesca are very responsive to our requests especially in cases where unexpected changes occur . As a very busy letting agent I would have no hesitation in recommending Niven and the rest of the Excalibur Inventories team.
Excalibur Inventories have been an absolute pleasure to work with. I was impressed by the amount of detail included in their reports, and my clients have feedback the same. The customer service has been exemplary and all bookings are processed efficiently and confirmed in writing – a very useful touch for large agencies with multiple bookings.
As a company, we are happy to use Excalibur inventories due to their flexibility, good quality of inventory with clear descriptions and photos, and the quick timescales they can be presented to us and then our clients. Highly recommended!
Niven and his team at Excalibur Inventories provide a fantastic service. I have used Excalibur for a few years for check in and check out services when my tenants change. Their service at every occasion was efficient, timely and detailed report provided on the condition of the property. They have also carried out inventories at short notice and were very flexible to fit into our schedule. I highly recommend Excalibur Inventories’ services
We have been using Excalibur for a couple of years and have been satisfied with their service They are reliable and we have not had any issues with their reports.
We would certainly recommend them to others as we have done in the past.
I have dealt with many inventory companies over the years and myself and my team would say that Excalibur Inventories is the no.1 inventory company that we have used and continue to use. We always receive the highly detailed inventory reports which include accurate photographs in a timely manner. The team at Excalibur Inventories are responsive, organised and accommodating. They also utilise the latest technology to keep things simple and fast whilst never compromising on quality or detail.
I have been using this company at for a few years now and the service is brilliant. Always reliable and thorough in all reports that are written. I am really pleased with the service of this company