Tip of the Month - November, 2017
Source: The Landlord’s Handbook-2nd Edition
By Daniel Goodwin & Richard Rusdorf
move-out inspection can be conducted on the day the tenants vacate the
apartment, or a few days before. The purpose of this inspection
is to document the condition of the apartment and to ascertain what
needs fixing or replacing. Based on this inspection, you will
compute the amount of security deposit to return to the tenants.
To conduct the inspection, use your copy of the pre-inspection form
completed when the tenants moved in. Review any completed apartment
work orders to verify deficiencies accepted by the residents and
defects corrected through workorders. Refer to notice to vacate form,
which requires the tenants to leave the apartment clean and free of
If possible, conduct the move-out inspection together with the tenants
to avoid disputes about the condition of the apartment and appropriate
charges for repairs and cleaning. If time permits, you might
allow the residents to correct minor deficiencies.
NOTE: CROSSETT REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Our policy is to take photos prior to move-in: we take photos when
move-out. Our lease terms: that all appliances must be clean-all light
bulbs and detectors must be in working order-free of all
debris-utilities transferred: a fee schedule applicable should we
provide any/all. We provide invoices for expenses to our tenants,
including but not limited to any/all dispursements of deposits: all
keys must be returned including a forward address for refunds.
This web page was updated on 10/31/2017.