What You Need To Know About the Use of a Professional Property Inventory Company

As the number of residential properties that are rented grows in society, so does the need for the involvement of property inventory services. Property inventory services shed light on the condition of a property at the beginning of a tenancy contract. This inventory document works to protect both parties to the contract in a situation where the property has some damage. It comes in handy when parties are trying to resolve disputes that relate to the property at involved.

The clerk of a property inventory company walks around the property and notes down all its features.  The clerk has to be thorough and slow enough to capture all the detail. Some clerks prescribe to taking photographs of the premises. In addition to this, the clerk uses simple language to describe the premises, as this will be easier to read in the case where a dispute arises. Below is a few reason why hiring a professional property inventory company is the best choice for the future of your property in case a tenancy dispute arises.

Three Main Reasons for Hiring a Professional Inventory Company

  1. They provide clarity

A professional property inventory company specializes in the provision of professional high-quality services to their clients. This means that they will make sure that they thoroughly exhaust all the issues surrounding a property inventory.  Most property owners who opt to make their own inventories tend to leave out some important issues like insufficient provision of details about the property and overlooking of important features of the property. The professionals will make sure that they capture everything about the property in detail with the hope of not exposing the landowner to certain irregularities.

  1. They provide updates on the inventory details

Since the company specializes in such services, they will work to make sure that they have been up to date with any issues and laws surrounding the property. They will update their records and make sure that the tenant and the property owner receive the updates on time. They will take before and after videos or pictures of the property in cases of damage to property by the tenants. Most of the time videos or photos are left for situations whereby the damage is on a large part of the property.

  1. They shed some light on the character of the parties to the tenancy agreement

If a tenancy dispute arises, either party can bring forward detailed information on the premises.

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Why use a company to create a property inventory?

Let me ask you a question, would you remember the serial number of your TV from the top of your head and the price you paid for it a few years ago when you bought it?

Unless you have an insane memory, we’ll assume the answer is no. That is one of the reasons you need to use a company to create a property inventory for your properties.

As much as having a professional property inventory is good, also having a company to create it can’t be over estimated. There are some things you, as an individual may forget to include, while a company that has been in the business for a long time will not.

Being as detailed as possible is good, but better still if it is handled by a company that know what is important to elaborate upon.

A professional property inventory is an exhaustive list of your household items, belongings and the property itself with their different conditions. A complete inventory includes the following information about each item on your inventory list:

The number of rooms in the house and their locations, different items – their description and quantities, their dates and places of purchase, their original costs and receipts, their estimated current values, serial numbers and model numbers, the photos and video tapes of everything inside, and current appraisals for the most valuable items.

Above are some of the things to be documented on the inventory. The list is exhaustive and you can easily mix things up in the heat of compiling all these data and more which may lead you to be short-changed when it comes to claiming your compensation.

As regards losses: no one is fully prepared but we can plan ahead and take the necessary steps to reduce the impact if loss, damage or breakafe does occur.

Putting a professional property inventory in place ensures that your claim is filed as soon as possible, helping you get compensated quickly and accurately.

The unlucky few discover that after a breakage that there was no refernece in the personally compiled inventory, unlike using a company to create property inventory which will eliminate this avoidable loss.

Some of the advantages you may enjoy if you use a company to create your inventory are;

Your compensation or ability to charge tenants will be faster and smoother. Also, they are up to date with all the necessary laws they can invoke in case the tenant is being stubborn. This may be hard to do if done on individual basis.

They will also guide you to the best insurance available to you as a home owner.

A good rule of thumb is to add up how much it would cost to replace your belongings, and then compare it to your policy’s personal property limit. This is an indicator of whether or not you need to purchase additional coverage.

Having a company create a property inventory for you is the best as they do all the legwork for you and pay them some small amount compared to the time it would take you to do it yourself.

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What is a professional property inventory?

Gone are the days when landlords could get away with scribbling a few notes on a bit of paper about the condition of their property. Then, a detailed and accurate inventory was not needed. But after April 6th, 2007 Tenancy Deposit Scheme, everything changed.

Since deposit monies are protected and insured an accurate inventory must be taken by the landlord and signed by the tenant for them to be protected in the future, brining us to the question “what is a professional property inventory”

A professional property inventory is a record of all the items that are on your property. The importance of this document when it comes to property letting can’t be overemphasized.

It is the document the tenant or the landlord can refer, to check the list of missing or deteriorated items when a tenant is about to vacate the property.

Generally, the inventory of any property is taken at the beginning of a new tenancy which would list all the landlord’s items on the property.

Also included in the inventory is a schedule of the condition which will list all the condition of the property itself and the contents thereof.

With a property inventory, tenants will have a complex and accurate overview and condition of the property he or she is about to rent.

What would be contained in a property inventory will be what the landlord deems important.

Things a good and professional property inventory will contain are the furniture the landlord has provided and the state of condition they are – whether good or bad, colors of the interior – the colors of the walls, the ceilings, the kitchen, bedroom, sitting room,  whether the walls are painted or covered in paper, the number and type of lights in each room, the number of electrical points, the doors, the locks, cupboards, door handles, flooring and carpets, the heating appliances and every the landlord considers important.

Some inventories are even recorded on video so as to make sure nothing is left to chance or nothing is forgotten that is not to say most landlords don’t go with the traditional way of doing it which is recording it on paper.

Once the inventory is taken by the landlord, the onus is on the to-be tenant to confirm and validate all the items listed on the inventory and their conditions.

If it is inaccurate, the tenant may point out the mistakes and have it amended by the landlord and all the parties involved will sign.

The parties involved are the landlord, letting agent or inventory clerk. When the property inventory is fully signed by all parties involved, it becomes binding on all and forms the basis of which all the parties may refer, at the end of the tenancy.

When the tenancy ends, it is expected that both the landlord and tenant will go through and check the property physically and compare it with the original inventory that was taken at the beginning of the tenancy.

Any changes on the property or the conditions of the items therein would be noted and proper compensation would be agreed upon by both parties to repair any damage the tenant did during his tenancy.

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Communal Cleaning in Bristol

Communal Cleaning in Bristol

Property owners and occupants can all appreciate the value of a well kept public or communal space as it ultimately results to a higher return on investment (ROI). Properly maintained and clean communal areas offer great advantages to everyone involved. They also help contribute towards a high quality service and healthy living environment for occupants.

Communal areas are extremely important when it comes to creating the right impression. It is not just the busiest areas of a property but also a reflection on the people that manage the property. You have to keep it clean at all times and ensure it is fresh and welcoming in order to maintain a positive image from your customers.

While tenants look after their personal space, our competent staff take good care of and maintain the communal spaces. Our service is perfect for shared office areas and residential blocks. We are skilled and professional when it comes to cleaning common areas and have been in the business for many years now. When you are looking for a competent communal area cleaning company in the Bristol area you can turn to us for assistance. Here’s what we offer:

We deal with each client in a bespoke manner: properties have diverse needs and requirements. We consider these things when we create your checklist, ensuring that our team can clean your property efficiently and to a high standard.

We clean all sorts of communal areas including reception hall, training rooms, lobbies, entrances, guests and employees lounge areas, as well as office areas.

Our experienced and skilled cleaners are well-trained; we offer much more than just sweeping, picking up litter and garbage, dusting, vacuuming, and disinfecting the areas. Our aim is to consistently attain 100% customer satisfaction. We build deep cleaning tasks into our checklists ensuring that dust and dirt isn’t allowed to creep into the neglected corners.

Our cleaning experts are effective, thorough, competent, and friendly. They can accommodate unique variations of schedules be it: Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly or One off Cleans.

Cleaning communal and common areas can be exclusively tailored to suit your unique requirements and ensure that the highest standards of hygiene are maintained all over your property.

Our professional teams will come into your property to clean, disinfect, dust, hoover and clean areas like communal living spaces like TV rooms, hallways, and stairways. We will also clean any staffrooms or spaces for those who work and stay in the property.

We take great pride in offering a superior quality and affordable service that is tailored to our clients and customers requirement, we have built a strong reputation based on our excellent customer service and attention to detail.

Our competent teams are enthusiastic and motivated by happy customers and the opportunity to create a thoroughly clean and hygienic environment for their residents and occupants that meet your budget and exceed your expectations.

Our goals are the same as our clients – a worry free, superior quality service with everyone’s satisfaction.

Before we can give a quotation we perform a site survey for your property because every site is quite different and has its own unique requirements and challenges.

We additionally need to check out each site to make sure we can compile correct and safe Risk Assessments and Method Statements. Our quotes are customised to your specific requirements and frequency needs.

We are hired by a lot of property management companies and landlords to maintain and look after different types of residential and commercial buildings 365 days a year.

Gleem focus on the checklist we guarantee to complete before we leave, not upon the number of hours that we have been at your site for leaving you safe in the knowledge of exactly what will have been completed at your site.

If you stay around the Bristol area and need a competent and high-quality communal area cleaning on your properties, you just found the right company to help you.For a free no obligation site survey & quotation please call us today.

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Communal cleaning Bristol

Communal Cleaning Bristol

In shared occupancy buildings – both residential and commercial, the communal areas ought to be stunningly tidy, bright and clean. Occupants look up to landlords to maintain high standard of cleanliness and presentation in communal areas because most occupants basically do not have the time or budget to secure a professional communal area cleaning service. Communal area, like reception rooms, lobbies, corridors makes your property dirt free and attractive; an environment that would be pleasing to potential clients customers.

A good first impression of your building is important because when a visitor or tenant see’s sparkling clean dust free hallway, thoroughly clean handrails, vacuumed carpets, mark free walls as well as clean and properly managed entrance – It reflects greatly on the business of the occupants as well as the property itself.

The communal areas of office buildings or apartments can be quite challenging to maintain. Such high traffic areas build up dust and dirt quite easily and can leave a disgusting mess. If you manage a building with lots of common space, then our services for communal area cleaning in Bristol are important to you, we’ve got you covered. We offer a thorough communal area cleaning service for both indoor and outdoor areas, which includes pressure washing for tough-to-remove dirt, and substances which leave unsightly stains on the floor or walls.

Our appointments are convenient and we offer both evening and weekend cleaning, to ensure that our service fits around the needs of your business or residents. Our teams are strict regarding timekeeping to ensure you get the service you expect at the time you request.

Our communal area cleaning service is executed by a competent team of professional cleaners, using thoroughly clean equipment and being dressed in company-issued uniforms. We understand that both business and residential properties can be affected by the presentation of external contractors, so we make an effort to maintain a professional appearance all the time.

In addition our teams have company identification, to let everyone on-site know who they are and which company they work for. Our teams are also DBS certified and qualified to execute communal area cleaning services in environments where kids or vulnerable adults may reside.

We provide you with a range of communal area cleaning services, which includes an initial, intensive cleaning for buildings and property which may have been abandoned for some time – we pay particular attention to neglected areas, to ensure that the whole area is spotless and given a new lease of live when we leave. We additionally provide regular ‘top-up’ cleaning for communal areas, to ensure that the building is maintained and residents, businesses and visitors are given a better environment in general.

All buildings differ and the range of tasks outlined in the communal areas cleaning schedule are different. Here is some of the typical cleaning task we undertake.


  • Thorough dusting and wet wiping of woodwork and lights
  • Dry vacuum-cleaning of all carpets and rugs
  • Diligent mopping and cleaning of all hard floor covered communal areas
  • Buffing and polishing of natural stone floors
  • Working on stainless steel components – elevator doors, postboxes
  • Working on reception and concierge desks and security quarters
  • Outside litter pick across building grounds
  • Car park litter picks and sweep
  • Diligent cleaning and tidying of the trash can area
  • And more!

Flexible cleaning service

We are incredibly flexible – feel free to make any amendments or give a short notice emergency -Just try us out and see how quick we can react. We have the resources and equipment to take care of a variety of buildings from a small 5 flat building to a large 200,000 sq ft corporate building.

Individuality is king

We can easily customise our service to fit your requirements without cutting any corners. In fact – we clean the corners. Regardless of how many different properties you have to take care of in your management portfolio – you can be confident that we can offer the very same excellent level of happiness to your clients and tenants.

The cost of the communal areas clean depends on several factors, such as the frequency of the service i.e. daily, weekly and monthly. Our promise is to offer you the very best price for the job, we are going to do the even the impossible to come up with the best price in town.

You don’t need to bother about us being in the way or being a disturbance as we can work around your hours, by doing this you can pull up to your commercial property and see the awesome results we have delivered, it’s a surprise you’re going to love!

For further information about our range of services, please do not hesitate to contact one of our helpful and friendly staff to answer any of your queries, discuss your individual requirements and arrange your free no obligation survey and cleaning contract quotation.

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Introducing Blue Spruce Maids

This is install 4 of Gleem ‘introducing': our efforts to find other cleaning companies that have a similar outlook in the cleaning industry to oursleves!

Blue Spruce Maids: https://bluesprucemaids.com/ are another cleaning company. Our owner Joe has been talking with their owner about how to do cleaning…differently.

Blue Spruce maids have a ‘twist’…so what is their twist?

They asked their customers: Do you hate that chemical smell most cleaning products have?
Sure, it smells clean, but this is your home, not a hospital or corporate office.
That’s why we start with unscented cleaners that we then infuse with Essential Oils.
This leaves your home smelling natural and refreshing!

What a terriffic idea!



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Bristol Domestic Cleaner

Domestic Cleaning In Bristol

Are you looking for domestic cleaning services in the Bristol area? You can definitely trust our company to take care of your house cleaning, giving you more time and freedom. Our company has an excellent reputation for domestic cleaning in Bristol due to our professionalism and dependability. We are constantly striving to build a solid, recognisable brand in the domestic house cleaning sector.

Our prices are incredibly competitive and we understand the most important thing to you – to find the best cleaner who is going to offer reliable cleaning services. That is the reason we persistently do our very best to make sure we have an abundance of honest, trustworthy, and hard-working cleaners.

Our warm and friendly customer service staff would provide you with steady friendly support whenever you need it, whether it is a request to change a cleaner or to give cover in the course of the cleaner’s holidays, for instance. We are always pleased to listen and be of assistance.

We are sure you will be pleased with our cleaner; however you are not under any obligation so you can ask to see another cleaner. Your preferred cleaner will then become your regular service provider, offering you a custom tailored clean to keep on top of all your domestic responsibilities.

We make use of eco-friendly cleaning products and techniques and can adjust to meet your specific needs. Our experienced and well trained staffs don’t just clean the surface; but clean what you can’t see too. They take extra step to offer you the highest quality cleaning service.

More reasons why you should choose our premium service

  • All of our cleaners are systematically and rigorously vetted, and checked.
  • We are well insured, shielding you against any accidental damage
  • You can change your cleaner whenever you want, should the need arise.
  • Sickness and holiday cover up is available on demand.
  • We help keep your home sparkling clean!

Get in touch today for a chat with one of our friendly team members!

0800 808 5544

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Bristol Commercial Cleaners

Bristol commercial cleaners

Our company is in the business of helping your commercial businesses showcase a superior professional image. We fully understand cleaning as much as you understand your business – when talking about cleaning commercial spaces; we’re the professionals that would deliver a superior service in the Bristol area.

Most importantly, we recognise that our business should not interfere with your business schedule. Our cleaning team is competent to work around your office staff in a delicate and minimally disturbing manner. Making it possible for your office work and cleaning to still go on simultaneously.

Why Choose Our Quality Cleaning Services?

Commercial cleaning is an industry requiring higher-level cleaning by disciplined professional and fully screened staff. Our company is a full-service cleaning company working with experienced cleaning staffs that are familiar with Control of Substance Hazardous to Health (COSHH) safety and health procedures required by law. We are well informed on specifications with regards to environmental and health and safety policies and comply fully.

We also keep in mind that commercial service buildings generally house very important computer equipment, tools, office equipment, and very sensitive records and materials. Because of this we only hire cleaning staff members with documented employment records and background verifications.

Our staffs are our number one assets. We authorise them to take full ownership of each and every cleaning project they deal with. All of our commercial cleaning staffs have gone through rigorous training.

The safety and health of our staff and customers is extremely important to us. For all contracts we make site specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements before embarking on the project.

We are proud to have an impressive portfolio of high profile clients including established businesses as well as numerous small businesses – taking advantage of our exceptional range of quality cleaning services.

Contact our friendly support staff for a free a assessment today.

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Clifton cleaning

Clifton Cleaning + Bristol

Are you looking for a domestic cleaning service in the Clifton and Bristol area? Our company has been providing a helping hand with domestic cleaning in the Clifton and Bristol Area as well as other nearby areas for many years. We have built an amazing reputation by offering premium quality cleaning and exceptional customer services. All our domestic cleaners reside close to the local area, ensuring prompt visits and a dependable house cleaning service.

Our domestic cleaners are available on a regular or a one off basis and include the whole range of tasks you’d look forward to from a home cleaning service, from dusting to mopping, ironing to vacuum-cleaning and a lot, more.

We have happily offered the finest quality cleaning services in the Clifton and Bristol area. Our professional cleaners specialise in both commercial and residential cleaning services. We can help out with a single clean-up task and also routine schedule cleaning services. We always strive to deliver an exceptional and satisfactory service.

Get in touch with us today if you need to hire a professional cleaning company in Clifton or the Bristol area. Our respectful and polite staff would be pleased to help you in any way they can, they will respond to any questions that you may have regarding our professionally performed cleaning services and would be thrilled to schedule your cleaning appointment.

In addition to offering the highest quality residential cleaning services, our professional property cleaners can assist with your commercial property cleaning task, to ensure that your property becomes productive. If your organisation is messy, your employees, your customers and clients will not appreciate being on your property, which means that your employees are going to be considerably less productive your customers and clients will look for other alternative businesses.

We can schedule routine cleaning services that work with the unique nature of your organization. With our help, you can be rest assured that your property is always in a productive and appealing state of cleanliness.

Why not call us today!

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Clifton domestic cleaning

Clifton Domestic Cleaning

Do you need a professional cleaning service that offers consistently high quality cleaning to meet your high standards? Then you can depend on our exceptional domestic cleaning in the Clifton area.  We understand our customers have really exacting standards and that’s the reason why we provide you with a house cleaning service that is customised to suit your personal requirements.

Our teams of cleaners are highly trained, full-time professional cleaners; absolutely trustworthy, fully insured and checked. They are furnished with the most recent cleaning equipment and professional cleaning products guaranteeing a perfect and hygienic clean every single time.

Regardless of the domestic cleaning services you require, we are going to tailor a service to fit your needs and budget. Our company continues to be at the forefront of Home Cleaning for years. Because of the excellent service we provide we have grown a great deal since our early days, nevertheless, we are proud to say we remain a focused company offering excellent service with cleaners who take great pride in their work.

We constantly strive to maintain the high standards that the company was founded on. Our service is 100 % flexible, designed to meet the customer’s needs and exceed their expectations. We are thrilled to take on most household chores.

Our cleaners have a genuine passion for cleaning and take great pride in their work. We believe in caring for our staff, offering full continuing training and support and paying them a good wage. Happy Staff who take pleasure in their job lead to happy customers!

Our warm and friendly staff will be happy to offer you more information and answer any questions you may have. We can give you a free no obligation quote and if want you can book any of our services.

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