Residential Rental Inspection Report
A Residential Rental Inspection Report is also known as a:
- Home Inspection Checklist
- Rental Inspection Checklist
- Pre-rental Inspection
- Post-rental Inspection
What is a Residential Rental Inspection Report?
A Residential Rental Inspection Report is used by a landlord or property manager to document the condition of a rental property before a tenant moves in and after a tenant moves out. The purpose is to list any damage to the property before and after the tenancy so that the landlord or property manager knows what repairs the most recent tenant is responsible for.
Who Should Use a Residential Rental Inspection Report?
A home inspection checklist should be used by property owners and managers at the beginning and end of each new tenancy.
Tenants may also choose to request one from their landlord if one is not provided.
You should use a rental inspection checklist for any type of rental property, including a(n):
- Single-family attached or detached home,
- Apartment, condo, duplex, or townhouse,
- Basement suite or room,
- or, any other type of residential rental property.
What Information do I need for a Residential Rental Inspection Report?
To complete your Residential Rental Inspection Report, you will need:
- Landlord details, such as the contact information.
- A move-in or move-out date.
- Tenant details.
You will also need to know the details of the rental property, such as:
- The number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.
- If there is a yard or basement being rented.
- If there is a balcony or garage.
How do I Complete a Rental Inspection?
During an inspection, both the landlord and tenant(s) should be present. It is recommended that you conduct a walkthrough together, noting any existing damage to any aspects of the property. Potential damages include things like:
- Scratches or marks on walls or floors.
- Chipped paint, damaged windowsills, doors, or frames.
- Holes in walls.
- Stained carpets.
During a move-in inspection, list these changes to record what damages existed prior to the tenant renting the property.
During a move-out inspection, compare the current damages to any found during the move-inspection to see if they are the fault of the tenant. It is important to note that regular wear and tear of the property is not considered at-fault damage.
Forms Related to a Residential Rental Inspection Report: