The Check Out report is a comparison between the original signed Inventory and the current condition of the property and takes place at the end of the tenancy.
TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme Say...
The Check-Out is a snapshot of the property at tenancy end. The report details the changes that have occurred during the course of the tenancy.
"In deciding any claim against a deposit for issues such as cleaning, damage or dilapidations, TDS considers all parties to a dispute are entitled to rely upon reasonably detailed check-in and check-out reports as being key documents recording the condition of the property at the start and end of the tenancy"
We do not require tenants to be present at the Check-Out but if requested they can be. Our clerks will use the original inventory, check-in, tenant amendments and any other relevant information while preparing the Check-Out.
Financial decisions relating to deductions will never be made by a Paramount Inventories Clerk. Only the Letting Agency/Landlord will have the full history of the property and be able to correctly determine depreciation and fair wear and tear. If requested, we will attempt to determine ‘Recommended Responsibility’ for changes that have occurred to the property. These recommendations will take into consideration the current state of the property, the original inventory, check- in, amendments and any other supporting documentation provided to us prior to the Check-Out. However, because we will not have the full history of the property, ultimately the final decision will be made by the Managing Agent and/or the Landlord.
A Check-Out should be produced as close to the end of tenancy as possible. We encourage our clients to schedule Paramount Inventories Ltd to be the first contractor to enter the property after the tenant has vacated. This is always best to be the day after the tenancy end date.