At Brookdale we carry out no less than SEVEN different types of property inspection prior to, during and after the tenancy.
For all applicants who live in or with a reasonable distance of Peterborough we carry out a current home inspection as part of the application process. We need to see that they look after their current home as we would wish them to look after your property.
For new properties we take on, after the Landlord has vacated the property we carry out a quick check to ensure that it has been left in a suitable condition and any works agreed have been carried out.
During the video inventory we check the property in detail to ensure things like windows and cupboard doors all function correctly.
Our first property inspection is carried around six weeks after the Tenant moves in. As we carry out home inspections as part of our referencing process, we are never surprised to see a property well looked after at the first inspection !
Thereafter, inspections are carried out at regular intervals with feedback provided to our Landlords. If we feel there is an issue with the conduct of the tenancy, you will be contacted and then we will increase the frequency of inspections until the problem is rectified. We have met hundreds of Landlords since 1989 who have told us horror stories about a long tenancy with no inspections carried out by their agent. This would never happen with Brookdale.
Shortly after the Tenant has served notice to vacate the property we arrange to meet them at the property and run through any points that we feel may need rectifying. The aim is to ensure that we do everything we can to ensure that the Tenant(s) receive a full deposit refund, meaning that they will have left the property spotless for you, the Landlord. Of course, at this stage we are also re-marketing the property and showing prospective Tenants round so, particularly if any decoration by the Tenant is required, now is a good time to do this to present the property as best as possible.
After the Tenant(s) have returned the keys we carry out the final inspection. A copy of the initial video inventory is loaded onto a handheld media player so that every part of the property can be checked in detail. We always invite Landlords to join us at the final inspection as this may be a good time to discuss any general cosmetic improvements which may be required in order to keep the property attractive for prospective Tenants. Property inspections