At or before the beginning of a tenancy, a landlord must:
- complete a condition report within seven days of the tenant agreeing to live in the property
provide two copies to the tenant within seven days of completing the report
The tenant must then:
- review the condition report
accept what the landlord has written within seven days by signing the report and returning a copy to the landlord
At the end of the tenancy, the landlord and tenant may agree that the property has been returned in either the same or better condition as it was let. The landlord should confirm this to the tenant in writing.
If the property has been returned in any other condition, you should complete a condition report in the same way as at the beginning of the tenancy.