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End of Tenancy Disputes – Negotiating with your Tenants

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Carol in Landlords, Uncategorized

Just reading another great little online booklet of advice from MyDeposits Scotland.  There can be many situations during a tenancy which may call for some negotiation.   It is very important for landlords to have a well documented inventory to protect themselves at the end of the tenancy should there be issues with cleanliness or damaged or missing items.  Your inventory should include dated and timed photographs ideally embedded into the written part of the inventory.  It’s also helpful to have the meter readings, photographs of the meters, garden photos and even photographs of the keys handed to the tenant.  However, if there are issues it is best to try and come to some agreement with the tenant over any amount you wish to claim back from their deposit.  Negotiating with your tenants calmly can often result in an outcome which is acceptable to both landlord and tenant rather than having to thrash it out for weeks on end via the tenancy scheme and having to spend your valuable time gathering evidence to prove your case.

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Ardanach staff have been trained and are members of APIP (Association of Property Inventory Providers).  Our inventories are done electronically and the photographs are taken at the point of check in minimising any dispute in the condition of the property at the point of possession by the tenant.


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