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Steve Rad, managing director of Inventory Base, says that tenants are continuing to win most disputes over deposits because landlords and agents are simply not producing sufficiently robust inventories.
He said: “Many agents and landlords find compiling inventories very time-consuming and hence skip on attention to detail, which can land them in hot water.
“Areas of negligence include not enough detailed recording of damage, supported by appropriate digital evidence, and incomplete check-in and check-out documents.”
At the DPS last year, there were 10,789 disputes over deposits, with nearly 52% of tenants winning the larger proportion of the disputed deposit.
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