About us

Chase Hammond are the capitals leading providers of residential inventory services. Whether you are an experienced agent or first time landlord, we're here to ensure nothing is left to chance. We have over 30 years’ experience within the industry so you can be safe in the knowledge you are in the best of hands. We truly believe that quality of service comes first and that’s why our clients choose us. We will do our utmost to ensure your lettings experience runs as smoothly as possible.

  • Full public liability and professional indemnity insurance held for peace of mind
  • Full membership status held with the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks
  • Highest level of detail and full colour high resolution photos included in all reports
  • Expert, highly experienced clerks to answer all your inventory queries
  • Competitively priced within the marketplace
  • Last minute and weekend appointments catered for
  • Total coverage throughout the London area

Our Services

Our inventory make, check-in, mid-term inspection and check-out reports are designed to provide an independent record as to the condition of a property along with all its fixtures, fittings and contents so you can be safe in the knowledge that should the worst happen, you'll have all the facts ensuring you are not left out of pocket.

The inventory make is the initial report that is made up upon the commencement of any residential tenancy. It is designed to give an independent and exhaustive guide as to the condition of a property, along with its contents and all fixtures, fittings and decor.

The inventory clerk will take meter readings for gas, electric and water supplies at the time and note them on the report.

The tenant will be sent a copy of this report upon its completion and will then be given a grace period of 7 days with which to send through any amendments they feel are necessary.

On the day the tenancy commences the check in appointment will take place between the tenant and inventory clerk.

The clerk will check the inventory report is correct and will document the condition and cleanliness of the property along with all fixtures, fittings and contents.

The clerk will also record what keys the tenant is provided with. All meter readings for gas, electric and water supplies will be taken and recorded.

The clerk and tenant will then agree the condition of the property and the report will be co-signed by both parties to confirm this.

Although called mid term inspections, these are usually carried out on a quarterly basis and are designed to give the agent or landlord an on-going picture as to how the property is being kept.

The report serves a number of purposes. It can highlight any damage or potentially dangerous issues that need to be addressed by the landlord at the time rather than waiting until the end of the tenancy.

This could in turn save vast sums of money. It can also provide a managing agent an insight into any maintenance issues that may need to be addressed.

The check-out report is vitally important. It is carried out at the end of the tenancy and will be compared with the original make or check-in to confirm any discrepancies that may have occurred over the course of the tenancy.

The report will be used to confirm if there is any liability on the tenants part to pay for any missing items or damages caused that are deemed to be in excess of standard 'wear and tear'.

As with the original inventory make or check-in, meter readings will be taken for gas, electric and water supplies and will be documented on the report.

Why is there a need for Inventories?

We provide every kind of inventory service you could require, from the initial inventory make with tenant check-in to mid-term inspections and check-outs, all with the highest level of detail and full colour high definition pictures included. All this ensures that any issues or damages are noted upon the completion of a tenancy.

With the onset of the tenancy deposit regulations that were formalised in April 2007 the need for having professional inventory's carried out has never been greater.

The regulations laid out specific guidelines stating the requirement for security deposits that are collected on the commencement of an assured shorthold tenancy to be placed into an appropriate tenancy scheme. These guidelines also laid out explicit rules on how to deal with the deposits once a tenancy comes to and end, specifically, which deductions, if any are made by the landlord before the deposit is returned to the tenant.

These deductions can only be quantified through the use of a comprehensive inventory make at the commencement of the tenancy and an equally exhaustive check-out report at the contract's end. It is therefore essential that a landlord (or Authorised lettings agent) use an experienced inventory clerk who will provide an impartial and professional service.


What are our clients saying about us?

David and his team are very helpful with arranging appointments often made time for us even at short notice. We are very happy with their service and their detailed check-in reports. Highly recommend Chase Hammond inventories.

Sak, Now Property (Islington)

We have been working alongside Chase Hammond for a few years now and have always been very impressed with the services they offer. They are a very reliable, hard working company who are always happy to help with jobs we offer them (even if it is very first thing on a morning, or very last thing at night). Their help is always very much appreciated.

Jamie, Winkworth (Islington/Shoreditch/Highbury)

Chase Hammond have always been efficient and produce quality, detailed reports. The staff are courteous, always on time and we receive our reports in quick time as well.

Nick, City and Urban (Highbury/Islington)

My firm have used the services of Chase Hammond for the last 5 years and always found their prompt response to enquiries and professional reports to be of the highest standard. We continue to use Chase Hammond and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Adam, Dillons (Holloway)

We have been using Chase Hammond for over a year now and have been exceptionally happy with the service provided, nothing is ever too much trouble and their clerks are always prompt and polite. Their reports are detailed and precise, both our landlords and tenants are always very impressed. I would highly recommend Chase Hammond.

Jamie, Hotblack Desiato (Highbury/Islington/Camden)

We have been using Chase Hammond inventory services since 2012, we have found them to always be polite, prompt and professional when meeting landlords and tenants and their reports are detailed and we highly recommend using them for all required inventory services.

Ashley, Ellis and Co (Bethnal Green)

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152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX

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