Condition Inspection Report

Overview

An inspection of the rental unit when it is first occupied is very important.  The inspection can affect the return of a security deposit when tenants move out of the  apartment/house.  It is best for tenants and landlords to do the inspection together, in order to prevent conflicts or misunderstandings about damage done to the property.  Note that the checklist is intended as a record of the condition of the rental unit, but does not obligate the landlord to make any repairs; tenants and landlords should discuss repairs.

An inspection checklist should note all damages (such as damage to walls or woodwork, number of nail holes, carpet or floor stains, missing fixtures, and condition of appliances).  

Tenants are not responsible for leaving behind a completely pristine unit.  A certain amount of reasonable wear and tear is expected, but tenants should try to leave the apartment in a clean condition, with no serious damage.  (Check the lease for move-out obligations such as replacement of bulbs, specifications about carpet cleaning, etc.)  

Sample Checklist 

Living/Dining Room

  Moving In Moving Out

Paint/walls

                         

                         

Ceiling

   

Carpet/floors

   

Windows

   

Curtains

   

Light Fixtures

   

Outlets

   

Fireplace

   

Furniture

   

Entryway

   

Other

   

Kitchen

  Moving In Moving Out

Paint/walls

                         

                         

Ceiling

   

Floors

   

Light Fixtures

   

Windows

   

Door

   

Refrigerator

   

Oven

   

Stove Fan

   

Burners/Stove top

   

Cabinets

   

Curtains

   

Light Fixtures

   

Outlets

   

Sink/drain

   

Garbage Disposal

   

Furniture

   

Dishwasher

   

Counter Surfaces

   

Other

   

Bedrooms (fill out for each bedroom)

  Moving In Moving Out

Paint/walls

                         

                         

Ceiling

   

Carpet/floors

   

Light Fixtures

   

Windows

   

Door

   

Closet

   

Furniture

   

Curtains

   

Outlets

   

Other

   

Bathroom

  Moving In Moving Out

Paint/walls

                         

                         

Ceiling

   

Floors

   

Light Fixtures

   

Windows

   

Door

   

Fan

   

Bathtub/shower

   

Faucets

   

Sink

   

Toilet

   

Cabinets/Shelves

   

Curtains

   

Outlets

   

Counters

   

Other

   

Other Comments/Rooms

List any other notable items like unusual odors, condition of outside of dwelling, yard, porches/decks, or any rooms not listed. 












 



Move-in Date:

Signatures
Landlord ___________________ Tenant _____________________

Move-out Date:

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Landlord ___________________ Tenant ____________________