Protect your clients

Property Managers have a duty to their clients to conduct fair and honest business at all times. While Landlords hire property managers the tenants that reside in the property are also dependent on the property manager sometimes putting them in a tough situation. Landlords are trusting their property manager to properly manage their property, their investment, their family home. Tenants are trusting their property manager to make sure the home is maintained. Both landlords and tenants depend on the property manager for an accurate account of their rent paid, to facilitate a smooth move in and move out process and to fairly dispense their security deposit upon move out. A security deposit is the amount of money a tenant pays to secure a place of residence. Security Deposits are used to cover the costs to rehab a property when a tenant vacates the property to return it to rental ready condition, but not all costs are applicable to the tenant. Security Deposits are used to cover tenant abuse and neglect, not wear and tear. How do you define abuse and neglect vs. wear and tear? That is a great question and there is no completely clear definition, a lot of it is subjective and this is where Deposit Defender helps protects you, the property manager.

Deposit Defender is the most comprehensive inspection app on the market. This app allows the property manager to thoroughly document the condition of the property with the ease of their phone or tablet (Apple and Android compatible) prior to a tenant moving in/taking possession. This provides the manager with a clear, concise, report that is date stamped and can be used in court, should the situation arise. Small claims court cases between landlords and tenants regarding security deposit deductions are the absolute most common cases filed and often property managers find themselves stuck in the middle. The burden is on the property manager to accurately document the condition of the property when the tenants moved in and when they vacate and turn over possession, there are no small details! The more prepared a property manager is by correctly and thoroughly documenting the condition of the property when the tenants moves in and out, the better the chances are that there will not need to be a court case, saving the property manager time, energy as well as the possibility of being held liable for damages as a result of being considered negligent. Deposit Defender is the best tool on the market to help facilitate a thorough inspection protecting the property manager from possibly being sued and doing the best possible job for both the landlord and the tenant.

  • An easy to use app, that downloads to your phone/tablet that anyone can use for $4.99
  • Provides an inspection layout/template of your property (ie: number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.)
  • A list of items to be documented in every room (ie: doors, windows, blinds, floors, etc.). Within this list you can add the following to each item:
    • Pictures (unlimited)
    • Notes
    • Voice/Talk to text
  • Once you purchase the app, you can access your inspection at any time, it does not expire
  • You are able to conduct as many inspection as you like at no additional charge, this allows you to conduct before and after inspections
  • You can print out the inspection and bring it with you to court

Deposit Defender can also be used to document possessions in furnished rentals.

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Q. How many rental units can I inspect with Deposit Defender?

Unlimited. Deposit Defender can store as many unique rental units as you'd like.

Q. How will this app protect my clients?

Courts are increasingly becoming more tenant-friendly, property managers have to have photos documenting the condition of the home at move in and move out if they hope to prevail in court.

Q. Why should both the tenant ant the property manager/landlord use Deposit Defender?

We believe that dealing with security deposits will be much less litigious if both parties have an honest accounting of the property condition at move in/move out.

Q. What should I photograph prior to tenants moving in?

As a property manager and/or landlord it is your duty to document everything prior to a tenant moving in. You need to be able to prove in court that any damage you charge the tenant for when they move out was not present when they moved in. How can you do that without photographing everything? It is common for move-in inspections to be at least 100 photos minimum. 

Q. What should I photograph after the tenants have moved out?

You should photograph anything that you intend to charge the tenant for. If you are going to charge the tenant for cleaning, you have to have pictures to show that the home was dirty and required cleaning. If you are deducting anything from the tenant's security deposit, we recommend you print your move-out inspection and include it with their security deposit disposition paperwork. It will eliminate any need to argue about the condition of the home after they moved out.

Q. Does using Deposit Defender guarantee I won't have to go to court with my tenants over their security deposit?

Of course not, but you will be prepared to vigorously defend your position, if it should come to that.

Q. How will Deposit Defender help me if I have to go to court over a security deposit?

Once you have completed your inspection using Deposit Defender, a report will be created showing all of the pictures and notes from the date of the inspection. You will need to have evidence on your side which proves the condition of the property.

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Whether you are a landlord, property manager, or tenant you should download Deposit Defender today!

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