We recommend that all landlords carry out a professional landlord inventory service. Your inventory is evidence of your property's original condition and is essential for any deposit disputes. If your tenant causes damages to the property, steals items you've provided, or leaves it in an unfit state, your inventory will support your claim on the deposit.
Landlords without an inventory are unlikely to be awarded the full cost of damage.
Read more about inventories: Why Inventories Are A Landlord 'Must-Have'