Determining Condition And Submitting Property Condition Reports
Many company forms ask for no more than a check mark next to one of the following choices:
- Average: Normal wear and tear visible, but well maintained. Still attractive, desirable and useable.
- Fair: Normal to minor deterioration apparent due to age and/or neglect; less attractive but useable.
- Poor: Signs of deterioration obvious. Definitely undesirable and marginally useable or completely unlivable.
Complete forms as fully as possible leaving no blanks. Some companies will not accept a blank or no answer. If a question does not apply it is a good idea to enter “N/A” as an indication that you did notice the question and respond.
Other companies, in fact most companies, will ask for much more than a simple multiple choice question. It is most common to find a 2 or 3 page report form and some companies go to the extreme and have 6, 7 and more pages. These extreme report forms will make a good checklist for your company. When you find a company form that asks for everything under the sun, that is a good form for you to use to cover all your bases. If you can satisfy the most demanding client you should be able to handle pretty much all situations of reporting property condition and damages.