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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.