A Landlord’s property is important to them. They invest time and money into their property and tenants should respect that.
Without an inventory it would be difficult to prove the original condition of the property prior to start of tenancy and there may not be sufficient evidence to back any claim of damage caused by the tenants. Therefore the need for a detailed inventory is important and will help protect the Landlord and their property for any future disputes.

Common damage by tenants can include excessive marks/dents/holes to walls, iron and cigarette burns to carpets, knife marks to kitchen worktops, cracked window panes and stolen items, to name but a few....

Whether it’s furnished or unfurnished, all room components are still vulnerable. Occasionally, tenants moving their own furniture can cause damage to walls and floors so the need for an Inventory describing its original condition is important.
The Landlord may feel like they have spent enough money on the property already, but how much would it cost to replace a carpet, a door, a window or the cost to re-decorate?

Pinpoint Inventories focus on the detail and record every surface of your property from ceilings to floors, door handles to plug sockets, garages to gardens and incorporate photographs of the entire property within each Inventory


An Inventory is a complete detailed record of a property and all its contents included within the tenancy agreement. This comprises of all fixtures, fittings and decorative order, this is also known as a ‘schedule of condition’.

An inventory provides written and photographic evidence of the condition before the start of tenancy and would be required as evidence in the event of a dispute.

The 2004 Housing Act made storing tenant desposits in an approved government scheme a legal requirement for Landlords and Letting Agents. It is no longer allowable for the Landlord or Letting Agent to allocate funds from a tenants deposit to rectify damage or dilapidation above fair wear and tear without the Tenant’s approval or consent.

In the case of a dispute, an independent and unbiased Inventory stands in good stead at ‘dispute resolution and arbitration’.


A Check-In service consists of meeting the tenants at the property, checking through the Inventory and highlighting the dilapidations found, then to provide the tenants with a set(s) of keys. The new tenants will be asked to sign the Inventory and the Check-In declaration confirming it is a fair assessment of the property.
Gas, electric and water meter readings are also taken at this time.

Mid-Term Inspections

A Mid-Term Inspection provides an interim summary report for the property, giving peace of mind to the Landlord. The Landlord can feel reasured the property is being looked after by the tenants and is in good order. This inspection also provides the opportunity for tenants to voice any concerns or issues they may have with the property.


A Check-Out service consists of an inspection comparing the state of the property at the end of tenancy with the original Inventory and noting any additional changes, damage and dilapidations.
The report is independant, unbiased and offers written and photographic evidence in the event of a dispute. Gas, electric and water meter readings are also taken at this time.