This document is produced in an effort to avoid any confusion at the time of checking out that may arise with dilapidations or the return of deposit monies. Please read the notes carefully in order to avoid both time and embarrassment when the property is finally inspected.
The Deposit Protection Service are holding a damage deposit in your name in respect of the premises you currently occupy. At the end of your notice, we advise that the property and contents will be checked against the original inventory, which you signed at the start of the tenancy by an independent Inventory clerk.
The following points are given for information and we would advise that we are instructed by our client, the landlord, to strictly adhere to the stipulations as detailed below. Leaving the property in good, clean and tidy condition and in accordance with the points listed below will save both time and embarrassment for all parties.
Important note: when keys have been handed to our independent inventory clerk on check out date you will be unable to return to the property to rectify any damages we may find and monetary deductions will be made from your deposit as deemed necessary. It is therefore in your own interests to ensure that you read this document thoroughly and leave the property in accordance with these guidelines.
Monetary deductions from your deposit will be made for any of the following:
- Nicotine stained ceilings
- Cigarette burns in carpets and/or soft furnishings
- Areas of badly scratched, torn or defaced wallpaper/wall coverings
- Areas of badly chipped skirting boards or defaced painted woodwork
- Excessive oil patches on driveways and/or garage floors
In addition, if the following points have not been carried out to our checker’s satisfaction, a charge will be made (and deducted from your deposit) for each and every dilapidation: