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Rental Property Inspection Checklist
[ ] Unit must be completely free of trash and all dust including closets, baseboards and cabinets.
[ ] All window coverings must be straightened, washed, cleaned and dusted or replaced.
[ ] All bathrooms and kitchens must be thoroughly caulked and cleaned including behind commode.
[ ] Fireplaces must be cleaned out and dust free.
[ ] Patios, balconies and storage closets must be swept and free from debris and trash.
[ ] All doorstoppers must work and any damages from previous problems corrected. Install if missing.
[ ] Appliances must be thoroughly cleaned, washed, and sanitized, including drip pans and knobs.
[ ] Light and plug switches must be replaced if cracked or stained.
[ ] At least 75-watt bulbs in all fixtures in working order.
[ ] Bath lights at 60 watts and all the same style bulb in place.
[ ] Any painting must be cleaned up thoroughly and consistent.
[ ] You must vacuum thoroughly when you leave.
[ ] All locks and doorknobs must be in excellent working order.
[ ] At least one window per room must work and blinds must be left down and in the open position.
[ ] All light covers must be cleaned (in the dishwasher, carry soap).
[ ] Ceiling fan blades must be cleaned and dusted, both sides.
[ ] The top of the refrigerator and stove must be spotless.
[ ] No stains should remain in the refrigerator or on porcelain in the bath. Use porcelain white out or bleach.
[ ] Baseboards must be washed and free of dirt and dust.
[ ] All drawers must be in good working order.
[ ] Check all keys and notify landlord if any do not work.
[ ] Check all appliances and HVAC and then leave at 60 degrees in winter and 80 degrees in summer.
[ ] Lawn, garden, and hedges must be trimmed, cut, and cleaned thoroughly.
[ ] Wallpaper must be washed, cleaned, and re-glued or replaced in a professional manner.
[ ] All bugs must be removed and cleaned from the unit.
[ ] All vinyl floors need to be mopped, waxed, and cleaned, including underneath cabinets. Do not wax over dirt.
[ ] "For Lease" sign must be in front of yard, close to sidewalk and sideways to home.
[ ] Plug in deodorizers are to be used in the make ready.
[ ] All pilot lights should be on or gas turned off to fixture.
[ ] Sinks to be cleaned (bleached if necessary), and garbage disposal tested and free from blockage.
[ ] Storage closets are to be swept, cleaned, checked for working lock and key.
[ ] All mirrors and windows should be cleaned inside and out.
[ ] All trash is not to be left, but removed to a dumpsite.
[ ] Fill in any nail holes with matching color.
[ ] Open all sink cabinets, and clean out all areas below.
[ ] Clean doors and door frames around them, including fingerprints, dust, etc.
[ ] Check the working condition of the STOVE.
[ ] Check the working condition of the OVEN.
[ ] Check the working condition of the REFRIGERATOR / FREEZER.
[ ] Check the working condition of the DISPOSAL.
[ ] Check the working condition of the WASHER/DRYER.
[ ] Check the working condition of the AIR CONDITIONER.
[ ] Check the working condition of the HEATER.
[ ] Check the working condition of the HOT WATER HEATER.
[ ] Check the working condition of all SINKS FOR LEAKS.
[ ] Check the working condition of the GARAGE DOOR OPENERS.
[ ] Check the working condition of all WINDOW AND DOOR LOCKS.