The inspection report should reflect the condition of the property on move-in and move-out. During the move-in inspection, it is important that anything that is damaged or missing from the property is noted down on the inspection report. The tenant or landlord should also take pictures of each room in the property during the inspection.
Tenants should look for the following items during a move-in inspection as such items are often overlooked and may create conflict at a later date:
- missing light fixtures;
- nicks and nail holes in walls;
- the condition of the floors, including any stains or rips in the carpet;
- closet doors that do not work properly;
- dirt behind the fridge and stove;
- broken or cracked windows and missing screens;
- leaking faucets; and
- missing oven racks and fridge shelves.
All appliances should be in good working order and should be turned on to ensure that they work properly. Tenants should also check the plumbing, heating, and electrical fixtures.