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Landlords still not getting the inventory right Buy to Let News, Cautionary Tales, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property News

With landlords continuing to come off on the wrong side of tenant deposit disputes, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks have told landlords to shore up their claims.

During the fifth year of the Deposit Protection Service, only 16% of claims were given in the landlord’s favour. The AIIC believe this would change if landlords were better prepared, they’ve put together a checklist in a bid to turn the tide:- Continue reading Landlords still not getting the inventory right


Fair wear and tear – downside of longer tenancies? Buy to Let News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Maintenance

The good news for landlords that tenancies are getting longer, may well be tempered by the warning from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks that it create an increase in fair wear and tear disputes.

The average length of a tenancy has crept up by one month every year for the past three years and now sits at an average of 19.3 months. Without a real definition, fair wear and tear disputes may have to include a wider range of landlord tenant issues. Continue reading Fair wear and tear – downside of longer tenancies?


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