At the end of a tenancy, some elements of your property may not be in the shape they were at the start.
Tenants should always read, review & sign an inventory renting a property from a Landlord or Agent. The inventory should be conducted before & after each tenant moves in/out of the property.
One of the most important things that a Landlord should do, outside of what is legally required, is to ensure a full inventory of the property is conducted before and after each tenant moves in/out of the property.
When a new tenant moves into a property, most landlords and letting agencies will carry out an inventory so that everyone agrees on the standard of the property. After the tenant moves out, another inventory is carried out to find out whether the tenant owes any money for repairs or cleaning.
Other than a common statement within tenancy agreements, fair wear and tear refers to residential lettings and the damages caused by tenants within their tenancy term. ‘Reasonable’ is usually synonymous with the term and used because it allows for speculation to what constitutes as damages.