Moving In

Information about the inventory report...

A detailed inventory should be written up with the landlord itemising everything in the property and the condition it is in, for example paintwork, fittings and furnishings. Any cracks or chips in the walls, water basins or bathtubs, water stains or marks on a carpet should all be noted. This is to ensure that both tenant and landlord can reach agreement about any damage that may have been caused when the contract ends. If, in the first few days after moving in further damage is discovered, the landlord should be informed in writing.

Domestic pets, cats and dogs

Small pets such as guinea pigs, hamsters or canaries can be kept in all cases (even if there is a ban on pets in the tenancy agreement). Usually, if a tenancy agreement does not forbid pets, then they are allowed although it is recommended to get the landlord's agreement.