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Where is fair wear and tear applied most title image
Date: 17/1/19 Category: Landlord Advice

,No matter how well tenants look after their rented property, the entropy of life will leave its mark on a property’s condition. It is normal for things to wear and degrade over time. This is where fair wear and tear comes into play. This is recognized by the lettings industry at large....

Schedule of condition title image
Date: 18/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

A schedule of condition can be defined as a factual record of the condition of a dwelling. In effect, all our reports include one of these. This includes inventories, check ins and check out reports. Our schedule of condition is a signed declaration document. The tenant will sign this if present...

Tenants with pets title
Date: 13/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

It is not uncommon for landlords and letting agents to not allow tenants with pets into rented properties. Usually, it is found the landlord or letting agent is worried about the property being damaged. The question of keeping the property clean also comes up when landlords and letting agents...

Inventory Companies, what makes us different
Date: 11/12/18 Category: Hinch Highlights

At Hinch PM we have now been providing a high-quality inventory service for over 15 years. During this time we have never stopped evolving. Ensuring we are at the forefront of providing lettings agents, landlords and tenants with the best possible inventory service available within the...

Top 5 apps for landlords
Date: 11/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

Whether you are an accidental landlord, let properties to earn supplemental income or a full-blown professional landlord. There are many applications on the market that make the whole process easier. Below we have selected our top 5 apps for landlords that will help enhance your letting...

Updating check out reports featured image
Date: 7/12/18 Category: Landlord Advice

The tenants have moved out and you've received your Check Out report. But, you or the tenants have noticed something that's been missed. What do you do? Updating Check Out Reports The check out report is an essential document in any deposit claim. It is paramount that the properties condition....

Arbitration Happy Inventories
Date: 27/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

Since the start of Arbitration schemes such as the TDS in 2003. The importance and requirements for an inventory report have grown. As this need has grown, competition has increased in the inventory service market. This has gone onto increase the demand for quality in the inventory reports...

Date: 23/11/18 Category: Hinch Highlights

As Christmas is just 32 days away (not that we're counting) we wanted to make you aware of our operating hours during this period. We understand that the lettings market is demanding and preparation is key. During these hours we will be able to accommodate all bookings as usual 24th Dec –...

Date: 13/11/18 Category: Landlord Advice

What is the Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Bill 2018 The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill was presented to the House of Commons for its first reading on the 19th July 2017. Now, the Bill has reached the report stage, which takes place on 26th November 2018. This is where MPs can...

Paperless Office
Date: 13/11/18 Category: Hinch Highlights

Over the course of our office printer’s 4 year lifetime, it has printed 112,000 pages. (This is the actual number of sheets printed when the report was taken, what are the odds that it would be a number ending in triple zero digits!) That’s averaging 76 pages per day. This means we were...

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