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Landlords warned that DIY inventories could cost them dearly

It might be a tempting way to save cash but landlords are being warned that producing their own inventory may see them make common mistakes which could lead to a costly tenant dispute. The warning comes from Imfuna Let who say that the mistakes are made at tenant check-in and check-out which puts the landlord at greater risk of losing a dispute with their tenant. The biggest mistake made by landlords who carry out their own inventory check is the lack of detail. One reason for this is that landlords fail to write a description which details the condition of the property as well as its contents. They also fail to take appropriate photographs as evidence. Whenever an inventory report is written it should contain a full description of the property’s condition with any damage clearly noted and its location pin-pointed. Show the property’s damage   By taking photographs of good quality, particularly when printed on A4 or A3 paper, they will show the property’s damage and could prove to be vital evidence. The founder of Imfuna Let, Jax Kneppers, said: “Landlords have failed to record the condition of bathroom fittings and sinks as well as doors, floorcoverings and skirting […]

A Comprehensive Guide to the Furniture and Furnishings …

This article originally appeared on LOFT Interiors. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 1 (as amended in 1989 2 and 1993 3 ) set levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishings and other products containing upholstery. This guide, which has been prepared in consultation with the Local Authorities Coordinating Body on Food and Trading Standards and the Institute of Trading Standards Administration, is intended to help suppliers of these products understand how the new Regulations affect them. It is not an authoritative interpretation of the Regulations, which is a matter for the courts. The guide explains the requirements in general terms, but it does not cover all the details. You should refer to the Regulations themselves for a full statement of the requirements. Copies of the Regulations can be obtained from The Stationery Office Publications Centre, PO Box 276, London SW8 5DT, or through The Stationery Office bookshops. Statutory Instrument 1988/No. 1324, The Stationery Office Ltd £1.90 net Statutory Instrument 1989/No. 2358, The Stationery Office Ltd £1.35 net Statutory Instrument 1993/No. 207, The Stationery Office Ltd £0.65 net Contents Product ranges covered Suppliers affected Furniture provided by way of a statutory function Exemptions What suppliers need […]