It will be compared with the inventory of fixtures upon the tenant leaving the property.

In the interest of the tenant, as it is for the property owner, it specifically describes the accommodation and its equipment.  It will be compared with the inventory of fixtures upon the tenant leaving the property. 

In practice  

  • To be carried out when handing over the keys, in other words, on the day of signing the lease agreement   
  • To be attached to the lease agreement  
  • To be carried out in the presence of the landlord/landlady and the tenant   
  • To be carried out under good lighting conditions   
  • To be produced in 2 copies  
  • To be given to each one of the parties  

The content of the document 

  • the date of producing the inventory of fixtures   
  • the location of the accommodation   
  • the name of the parties (tenant, landlord/landlady) and the landlord’s/landlady’s address  
  • water or gas/electric meter reading statements  
  • the details of the keys or any other means of access  
  • for each room in the accommodation, the specific description of the conditions of coverings/coatings on the floors, walls and ceilings, equipment and items in the accommodation  
  • the signatures of the parties (tenant, landlord/landlady) or people authorised to carry out the inventory of fixtures   

Absence of the inventory of fixtures upon entry  

In this case, the tenant is presumed to have received the accommodation in a good condition. They must hand back the accommodation in a good condition, they must make any necessary repairs. However, there are 2 possibilities for appealing this:  

  • If the tenant supplies evidence of the original bad condition of the accommodation (for example, using photos)  
  • If the property owner has not wanted to carry out an inventory of fixtures despite the tenant’s formal notice. In this case, it is down to the property owner to demonstrate that they have delivered accommodation in a good condition, ready for use.  

Modification of the document  

  • A modification concerning the accommodation: within 10 days following the date when the inventory of fixtures was carried out   
  • A heating element: within 1 month of the heating period   
  • If the landlord/landlady refuses to modify the inventory of fixtures, the tenant can refer to the Departmental Conciliation Commission that the accommodation falls under.  

Appeal in the event of dispute  

  • Refer to the Departmental Conciliation Commission  
  • Refer to the Magistrates’ Court, secondly
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