The Inventory is an absolutely essential document that provides a written point of reference, which should be amended, updated and recreated before the beginning of each new tenancy. It is a legally binding document between the Landlord and the Tenant. AJM Inventories will compile an Inventory (or make), that details the property, fixtures and fittings and describes their condition. This should be compiled by an independent Inventory Services Company, like AJM Inventories, in order to ensure impartiality and an unbiased view. All properties should have a current Inventory compiled, whether furnished, part-furnished or unfurnished.
At the time of occupation, AJM Inventories will go through all of the items on the Inventory with the tenant. A Check-in Sheet is completed, which confirms keys handed over to the tenant, meter readings, confirmation of valid gas and electricity testing/inspection documentation and a general declaration about the property condition.
At the end of the tenancy, AJM Inventories will attend the property to carry out a Check-Out to give a comparison with the original inventory since the beginning of the tenancy. A Check-Out report will be produced giving condition details, number of keys returned and a final reading of the meters will be taken.
We perform interim inspections for managed properties, ensuring that landlords and managing agents are aware immediately of any potential problems.
Energy Performance Certificates
"An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC, is an assessment of a domestic properties’ energy performance rating. The aim of the EPC is to help reduce CO2 output. It takes into account your insulation, heating and hot water systems, ventilation and fuels used, as well as the properties age to produce a rating. With the certificate you will receive a graph showing the current and potential energy efficiency and environmental impact rating. Recommendations on how to reach this potential rating are also included in the certificate. According to the Energy Saving Trust the recommendations for improvement detailed in an EPC could save the average consumer £300 per year on fuel bills. These recommendations are not enforced under current legislation and are merely a guide for the home owner"
The need for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) stems from the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which requires that all properties sold or let must have an EPC.
An EPC can only be produced as a result of a survey by an ‘accredited’ Domestic Energy Assessor.
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