There is nothing wrong with been precise from a tenants point of view. Most properties that are rented, are in good condition. Some are rough to start off with, and leads the question to what damage can be deducted from the bond, if the property was already damaged to start with? This is where an itemised entry report can be valuable. Outlining what the property looks like before a person moves in, and having that information available to show them when they are ready to leave is key.
Ideally reissue the entry condition report to your tenants a month or so prior to vacating the house. And ask them to review it again and highlight any obvious changes so they can be rectified straight away. Such as whiteware scraping wooden floors. The faster that can be addressed, the quicker the security bond can be released and people can move on with their year.
For summer 2015 I have been astounded by the great condition that most properties were left in. People really do make the effort when they know what the expectations are.
Keeping expectations front of mind, communication open and paperwork in order, should lead to a smooth transition between tenancies.
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