Property Inspections

We perform periodic interim inspections for managed properties, ensuring that landlords and managing agents are aware immediately of any potential problems. We also carry out inspections on behalf of local housing authorities.

Inspections are normally arranged directly with the tenant in case they wish to be present.

A property inspection is not a full check out of a property. We have to be sensitive to the fact that tenants are living in the property, so will not move or lift their personal possessions. We don’t comment too much on the level of cleanliness or tidiness, unless there is a potential health and safety hazard which may cause damage to the building or neighbouring properties.

We will look for areas that could be a cause for concern, such as mould, mildew, leaks, insect/ pest infestation, overcrowding, pets being kept, or smoking in the property. We will also ask tenants if they are aware of any maintenance issues that may not be immediately obvious, such as heating not working, the washing machine being tempremental etc.

We will check that lights and white goods are working and flag up any problems. We may also give advice to tenants on how they can remedy certain things before they become a bigger issue; for example replacing bulbs, keeping a distance between walls and furniture to prevent mildew, ventilating a property etc.