You are just done with house hunting, found the perfect unit for yourself, and cannot wait to settle in. Please do not forget to fill out the Move-In Inspection Form in the presence of the landlord. This will help you identify any faults that may make the property inhabitable.
For the landlord, the inspection will record the status and condition of his property before you move in. This may help mitigate any dispute that may arise if the condition is not upheld when it is time to move out.
The same form is used on the Move-Out Inspection section to compare any differences in the status of the property. A Move-Out Inspection forms a basis on any deductions to be made on the security deposit for repairs.
In most cases, there will be a dispute over what is normal depreciation in a property during the Move-Out Inspection. One way to mitigate this is by having routine inspections during the tenancy, for example, twice a year. This helps a landlord maintain his property before complete disrepair. You can check out more tips around this in this guide that we put together to help you during Move-In and Move-Out Inspections.