Tenancy Inspection

Are you a landlord gearing up for the final end of tenancy inspection? It’s that crucial moment when landlords hope for the best as they assess their property’s condition after their tenants have moved out. At DepositPass, we understand the importance of a thorough inspection, which is why we’ve put together this handy checklist to guide you through the process.

Introduction to End of Tenancy Inspections for Landlords:
Conducting a final inspection is essential for landlords to ensure their property is returned in good condition. With our checklist and the help of DepositPass, you can navigate this process with confidence.

Using DepositPass for Deposit Management:
DepositPass simplifies deposit management for landlords. If a deposit is done through DepositPass, we assist in managing disputes and ensuring secure transactions. For landlords who haven’t yet used DepositPass, they can set up an account for their next rental to streamline the end of tenancy process. With DepositPass, managing deposits has never been easier.

End of Tenancy Inspection Checklist:
Here are some key areas for landlords to focus on during the final inspection:

  • Plumbing:
    • Check drains for blockages.
    • Ensure all taps are functional.
    • Clean plug holes to prevent blockages.
  • Electrics:
    • Test white goods and electrical items.
    • Inspect plug points and light switches.
    • Verify fire/smoke alarms are working.
  • Fittings:
    • Check doors, windows, and locks.
    • Inspect laminate/hardwood flooring for damage.
    • Examine sinks, baths, and showers for cracks.
  • Storage:
    • Ensure bins are empty.
    • Check cupboards, drawers, shed, and garage.
  • Furniture:
    • Inspect furniture for stains and damage.
    • Test stability and usability of each piece.
    • Ensure unwanted furniture is removed.
  • Security/Alarms:
    • Verify alarm functionality.
    • Check doorbell and intruder switch.
    • Ensure alarm code is unchanged.

Inspections: A Learning Curve for Landlords:
Every inspection presents an opportunity for landlords to learn and improve their processes. With DepositPass, you can gain insights from past experiences and refine your inspection approach over time.

FAQ – End of Tenancy Final Inspection:
Got questions about the final inspection process? Here are some common queries answered:

  • How clean should the property be for landlords?
    • Tenants should return the property in the same condition they received it, minus normal wear and tear.
  • What if the property isn’t satisfactory for landlords?
    • Communicate with your tenant and use evidence from inventory reports to resolve any issues.
  • When should the final inspection be done for landlords?
    • Aim for 2-3 days before move-out day to allow for a thorough inspection and resolution of any issues.
  • Does the tenant need to be present for landlords?
    • It’s recommended but not mandatory for tenants to be present during the inspection.
  • Is professional cleaning required for landlords?
    • Landlords can use the deposit to hire cleaning services if the property is not returned in the expected condition.

With DepositPass by your side, you can conduct final inspections with ease and confidence. 

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