Inventory Inspection Reports

Inventory Inspection Reports

Northlight Surveying are an experienced independent Inventory company that specialises in Inventories, Check-Ins, Check-Outs and Mid Term Inspections. We help resolve the possible future disputes between Landlords and Tenants by producing detailed documentary reports with photographs.

The 2004 Housing Act made storing tenant deposits in an approved government scheme a legal requirement for Landlords and Letting Agents. It is no longer allowable for the Landlord or Letting Agent to take funds from a tenant’s deposit to rectify damage or dilapidation without the Tenant’s approval or consent.

Landlords and letting agents are aware of the ever-increasing importance of a detailed, independently compiled inventory report, as the burden of proof falls on the landlord to prove the necessity of any proposed deposit deduction.

Without an inventory it would be difficult to prove the original condition of a property prior to start of tenancy and there may not be sufficient evidence to back any claim of damage caused by a tenant. Therefore, the need for a detailed inventory is important and will help protect the Landlord and their property form any future disputes.


An Inventory is a complete detailed record of a property and all its contents included within the tenancy agreement. This comprises of all fixtures, fittings and decorative order, this is also known as a ‘schedule of condition’.

Check-In Service

Our Check-In service consists of meeting the tenants at the property, checking through the Inventory and highlighting the dilapidations found, provide tenants with a set(s) of keys. The new tenants will be asked to sign the Inventory and Check-In declaration confirming it is a fair assessment of the property.

Mid-Term Inspections

Mid-Term Inspection provides an interim summary report for the property, giving peace of mind to the Landlord that the property is being looked after by the tenants and is in good order.


Check-Out service consists of an inspection comparing the state of the property at the end of tenancy with the original Inventory and noting any additional changes, damage and dilapidations.

Gas, electric and water meter readings are also taken at this time.

Using Northlight Surveying will give you total peace of mind knowing that a highly qualified professional Building Surveying Consultancy is carrying out your inspections and producing your inventory reports with a quick report turn around (24-48 hours)