Inventory pictures don’t necessarily say 1,000 words, agents warned
Photos and videos need to be backed up with written descriptions and detailed inventories.
Too many agents are using digital evidence to replace essential written descriptions in inventories at check-in and check-out, leaving landlords exposed to potentially costly disputes over wear and tear, warns the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.
The trade body says an increasing number of landlords and property professionals are providing photography and video evidence in place of thorough and detailed reports in deposit dispute cases.
The association says that photographs and video can provide good illustration, but are not at all helpful without a detailed inventory.
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