Always complete rental move in checklist

You are excited to move into your new place. Whether it’s a house, apartment,  condo, or office space, you should receive a move-in checklist from the landlord.

What exactly is a move-in checklist? 

It’s a set of items within your rental unit that belongs to the rental facility, but they are allowing you to make use of it for a stated period.

Most checklist will come in the form of a long list of items such as:

Living area:

  • walls
  • Blinds
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling
  • Light fixtures, etc

It is YOUR responsibility as a renter/lessee to insure this is completed as thorough as possible.

If you need extra space to write down the smallest flaw, then make room and write.

Leave no stone un-turned.

Next, take photos of any damage. Print and keep the photos in a file with a copy of the move-in checklist.

Make a copy,  then turn in your move-in checklist before the allotted time given to you.

It is imperative that you do not let this item sit on your desk

If anything goes wrong with your lease, this will or can be the item to save your butt. It may save you a deposit or extra fees that can be added onto your move out bill.

Have you ever failed to complete the move in checklist and you were  hit with stiff penalties?

We would love to hear your story.  Your testimony just might save someone else a lot of grief.

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