Before moving to a rental or leaving one, review and review a rental property inspection checklist. Carefully work your down the checklist on your rent and make sure it is met to save time and money in the long run. Home rental lists typically include checking a clean refrigerator, cleaning the floors and fixing anything broken during your stay in the rental.
Before signing a lease for a new apartment or closing an old man’s door, check the utilities. Make sure the water is not leaking from a faucet, shower or toilet and look for broken or damaged outlets, switches or lamps. Check working phone connectors and when leaving, make sure that you disconnect all utilities on your behalf through your utilities.
See all appliances. Make sure that the oven and stove burners are working properly. Open the oven to control cleaning and sniff around to check for any possible gas leaks, if it is a gas model. Turn on any appliances such as the washer and dryer and even the microwave that comes with the residence to ensure that everything works properly. Search the refrigerator and freezer as well.
The final task to rent or leave a property is to verify the cleanliness. Make sure there is no sign of mice, rats or cockroaches. Check walls and ceiling for signs of cracking or peeling paint. Look for any signs of linoleum peeling, carpet dyeing or deformation floors before signing a lease. Check all rooms for possible broken items that need fixing before going including cupboards and all appliances.