The inventory is the key document that goes into fine detail, listing a property’s decor, contents and exact condition. It is normally between 30 and 60 pages of clear concise information. This document can be reused for up to 5 years but must be updated at the start of every tenancy. It is used as the reference point for check out to decide liabilities and is called upon by the deposit schemes when there is a dispute.
Even if your property is unfurnished, you still need an inventory as it details floor coverings, decor, bathroom fittings, light fittings and kitchen appliances which are all costly to be replaced if they are damaged.