30 Oct

Landlords 'increasingly using video footage' in deposit disputes

Landlords 'increasingly using video footage' in deposit disputes

Those operating in the buy-to-let industry are increasingly using videos as evidence in deposit dispute cases, it has been revealed.

According to government-approved tenancy deposit protection scheme mydeposits.co.uk, many landlords now realise that clear evidence is required if they want to withhold part of a deposit when a tenancy agreement comes to an end.

As a result, they are using video footage as a clear and effective way of demonstrating a property's original condition.

Chief executive of mydeposits.co.uk Eddie Hooker said: "A well put together video can really enhance the check in and check out process. It lets both parties know exactly where they stand and helps prevent disputes."

However, he explained that the solution should not act as a substitute for traditional forms of evidence such as photographs, receipts and inventories.

In other buy-to-let news, Let Insurance Services recently advised landlords to take out insurance as there has been an increase in the number of rental arrears in the UK.ADNFCR-1222-ID-19436133-ADNFCR

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