As you pull up to your unit, you notice the outside first. It’s this first impression that will give you a good indication of the status of the inside. For instance, if you notice damage to the flower beds or broken blinds in the living room, you can expect to find a mess as soon as you open the door. However, there is always the dreaded walk-through that ever rental property owner must endure once their tenant moves out. Here is a simple guide to help make the walk-through a more thorough process for you.
What To Notice When Conducting A Move-Out Walk-Through
During a move-out inspection, it is important to be extra vigilant and notice even the smallest differences within the unit from the move-in date. In fact, even the smallest change such as a different paint color is a good reason to charge your former tenant for any changes made in breach of the rental agreement. Furthermore, as you conduct your walk-through be sure to notice any unusual odors that could be a result of pets that may not have been on the lease. Again, this could be an excuse for you to charge the former tenants for breaking the lease agreement.
Examine The Property For Condition And Any Necessary Improvements
You don’t just want to look for damages, you also want to be vigilant about any damage that needs to be fixed or replaced as a result. In fact, you will most likely be able to charge the tenants for any improvements that need to be done as a result of the damages caused. As a result, during the period between tenants, you have the time and capacity to update any damages that have resulted from your previous tenant so that you can provide a unit that is in great condition for your new tenant.
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