Any relocation process can get a bit overwhelming at times, however, a step in your rental move-in process that shouldn’t be overlooked is filling out a checklist detailing the condition of your rental property. Not only do you need to make certain that the rental is handed to you in a habitable condition, but if there are any serious faults in the property violating health and safety codes, you are able to withhold making your rent payment until repairs are made by the landlord. While some repairs are up to the landlord to take care of, some may also be the responsibility of the tenant, thus making it important to review your lease for those details.
A rental move-in checklist will ultimately make the move-out process and security deposit return easier. Here are ten things that should be on your checklist:
▢ Take photos of any noticeable damages or pests, and document the condition of the unit
▢ Is the smoke detector working?
▢ Are the provided appliances working?
▢ Do the toilets flush?
▢ Do the faucets work, is the water pressure good, and do the drains properly drain?
▢ Do all door and window locks work?
▢ Can all windows open and close properly?
▢ Do heating/air systems work?
▢ Check power outlets
▢ Check your internet or WIFI signal throughout the unit.