Landlord routine inspection tick/checklist

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    Landlord routine inspection tick/checklist

    Hi
    Going to start doing my own 3 month checks on the rented house I have.
    Any one use or got a checklist they use for the inspection so nothing gets missed off while chatting with the tenants?
    I need to go in and do the checks on everything but bound to forget some as first time meeting the tenants and will probably chat a lot and side track!!
    New to this so any help much apreciated

    Thanks Paul.

    #2
    1. Is the tenant happy with their home?
    2. Are any repairs needing doing?
    3. Does tenant have any suggestions that would improve the place?

    LL&T Act 1985 s11(6)
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/70/section/11
    (6) In a lease in which the lessor’s repairing covenant is implied there is also implied a covenant by the lessee that the lessor, or any person authorised by him in writing, may at reasonable times of the day and on giving 24 hours’ notice in writing to the occupier, enter the premises comprised in the lease for the purpose of viewing their condition and state of repair.
    i.e. not to tell the tenant how they should live ...
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      Every 3 months seems a bit excessive. Everyone is different of course but the average is twice or three times a year.
      With regards to templates, there’s loads. I originally used one from makeitcheaper.com and then tailored it over time.
      You’ll get the hang of things to look for as time goes on.
      I also get the tenants to make a list of things they’ve noticed too.

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        #4
        Tenants are happy apart from an external door needs looking at as its catching (but is a bit old and think it will need a new door).
        Rented this property out for five years and dropped my guard last time as I thought the tenants are ok and said to the letting agent we are ok for inspections. End of tenancy every thing was wrong eg seized windows, badly leaking taps, thread bare carpets, condensation got out of control and caused a lot of mould and probably all the usual things if you don't inspect............. not going down that road again!!
        This is why I am looking for a checklist to not miss silly things like smoke alarms/ windows openers and locks/ taps / condensation.

        Thanks Paul.

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          #5
          Seems like you’ve gone from one extreme to the other. No checks to multiple checks.
          Just keep in mind the tenants have a legal right to quiet enjoyment - if you’re going over there keeping tabs on them every few months then to me it seems excessive, but that’s your shout.

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            #6
            Silicone sealant is the most important thing to check in my book. I'm presently having to repair a worktop under a sink as tenant never reported the sealant was no longer in contact with it.

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              #7
              Yes JKO had that last time end of tenancy. The kitchen sink was in a great need of re seal but managed to save the worktop being replaced! And RedHitman I am just being careful this time round.. Once bitten twice shy they say? Not going to spoil the tenants quiet enjoyment, I think my new tenants are nice people but time will tell hey!

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                #8
                Every 3 months isn't seen as excessive - seems odd to me and I don't like doing them that often, but it is becoming more of the norm for some, it seems.

                There isn't rally a checklist, artful's list is a good one, that and I also check sealant, signs of black spot mould and guttering. That is it really!

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