The Check in
The property check in, when performed with the renter, reduces the chance of a dispute at the end of the tenancy. The tenant, by signing the report, shows their agreement to the condition of the flat or the house.
If they are not made aware of the property move in/ inventory report or given opportunity to make amendments, the report may become redundant.
The document is also important to record any changes that may have happened since the time of the inventory. Examples of this would include any recent maintenance that has been carried out by the landlord and/ or further cleaning to areas that were missed around the time of the inventory.