Who needs a checklist of condition of rental property?
Tenants who move into an apartment or a house must complete this checklist with the landlord or the manager in order to agree upon the condition of the tangible property. It is also necessary when moving out.
What is this checklist for?
It is used to determine the condition of every piece of property. When moving out, the landlord runs an inspection in order to decide upon repair and replacement costs. He can use the tenant’s repair deposit or give it back to the tenant if the condition is satisfactory.
Is it accompanied by other forms?
It’s not accompanied by any other forms. Usually, this checklist is signed as a part of the tenant-landlord contract upon move-in.
When is this checklist due?
The due date of the form is the moving-out date. The inspection of the property takes place before move-in -- this checklist is valid until the tenant wants to leave (or by the due date of the rental contract). The landlord needs a new checklist for a new tenant.
How do I fill out a condition of rental property checklist?
There is a 4-page-long table separated into sections. Each section is dedicated to a part or the rented property. There are sections for the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and hall. In the table for each section, you will find 3 columns. Column A is a list of items in the section (windows, walls, carpeting etc.). Column B is used to describe the condition of each item. Column C is completed upon move-out during an inspection with the landlord.
Where do I send it?
Each party (the landlord and the tenant) keeps one copy of this checklist.