14 Day Report
So we’ve crossed the border and are settling into our new house up in Scotland. I’ve got to say the house is VERY nice and might even be the nicest one we’ve had so far!
There are still boxes everywhere at the moment because of the way we had to move... Usually the removal company would put each box in the room it’s meant to go in and then unpack it for you but because of Covid-19 the rules have changed...
They now put all of the boxes in the garage with overspill in one room and leave you to deal with them which is fine by us, it’s just taking a little longer than usual (and that’s before you add a teething 6 month old to the mix!).
The 14 Day Report
For those that don’t know or have never moved into a military property before, there’s a thing called the 14 day report. This is basically noting down all of the issues you find within your new house. You’re given 14 days to find and highlight them so that you’re not charged for them if they are picked up on your march out.
If you read my last blog about marching out then you'll know just how rigorous the inspection process is SO you need to get this 14 day report as accurate as possible to save you getting billed for stuff you haven’t caused.
It’s nothing private so I thought I’d share our 14 day report on our new house with you...
Deep cutting lines on sideboard from chopping without boards
Oven NOT cleaned to standard (carbon marks & cleaning product inside)
Oven door damaged, metal temporarily glued on but it’s since come off
Hob NOT cleaned to standard, brown stains around gas rings
Cupboard door handles loose, screws previously failed and was glued on instead (under sink handle has fallen off because of this)
Chips in the edge of sidetop and side of cupboard
Cupboard doors dirty, grime around all edges
Kitchen blind is old and dirty with stains and splatter marks
Stains on wall under light switch
Chipboard at back of cupboards falling away to rear
Door difficult to lock, have to apply pressure to lock
Picture hooks left up
Blind dirty with stains and splatter
Carpet join lines clearly visible across carpet where it’s been fitted
Lots of small pulls on carpet (could be from a cat previously living here)
Picture hooks left on wall
Lots of patch paint on walls
Dining area curtains creased and dark marks on them
Mini hooks screwed into wood on top of windows
Patch paint and plaster work up stairs under banister
Chips in wood at floor level up stairs
Holes in walls from old picture hooks not filled in
Internal door catches on carpet when opening
Sticky tape marks on window PVC
Fuse box cover broken, will not stay closed
Holes in tiles where soap dish was previously fitted
Toilet roll holder screw replaced - Shows different screws & visible washer
patch paint over old picture hooks
Wardrobe door not sitting correctly on slides and catches on opening
Carpets heavily worn
Metal ring around shower adjustment knob is not attached and falls off
Soap dish handing off wall, only attached on one side
Plug hole is rusty & discoloured
Flooring is bubbling up
Black mould in bottom corner of shower (inside & out)
Radiator ha lots of black stains/marks & rust across bottom
Paint chipped off towel rail attachment, metal is rusty
Large chip on top of skirting board
Stained and rusty sink plug
Large spare room
Sink plug is stained
Patch paint over old wall pictures
Paint on wardrobes door ends
Carpet heavily worn
Curtains barely fit
Small Room One (Nursery)
Curtain rail damaged, curtains barely slides on right hand side
Patch paint on wallsPatch paint on walls
Carpet heavily worn with stains in middle (dark spots)
Curtains are stained
Small Room Two (Spare)
Plug socket fitted poorly to the wall (gaps around it)
Wardrobe clothes rail bows heavily, there is no support in the middle
Carpet is well worn
Deep scratch in windows PVC
Radiator is chipped
Carpets badly joined with clear lines across the room
Patch painted walls
Left side fence is not attached and swings open
Gate does not close properly (has to be lifted to be locked)
Hole in the bottom of gate (broken wood)
Grass both front and back is all covered in moss
Brown bin (garden waste) is broken and needs replaces asap
Patio slabs are not clean and there appears to be slabs missing
Burn marks on grass/edge of patio (could be from fire pit or BBQ)
I know exactly what you’re thinking... You’re thinking “Wow these guys are so petty, surely they can just live with it or just sort it out themselves”
Well my answer to that would be... Yes it does sound rather petty, however these are all things that if left un-noted we would be billed for when we leave the house in two years.
A lot of them will naturally be rectified by us, particularly the ones regarding cleanliness and other quick fixes but it's key to highlight any issues with carpets or walls to ensure we're not unnecessarily billed for a new carpet or full re-decorate.
It’s all stuff that we work so hard on in every house when marching out to make sure it’s perfect...
They literally want the house to be sparkling when it’s handed over after march out SO it’s only fair that we expect it to be sparkling when handed over to us on march in!