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Walkthrough Inspection Guide

Feb 13, 2024 | CH Living

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In this blog, The CH Living rental team explains how to complete a successful walkthrough inspection when moving into your new home!

What is a walkthrough inspection?

 

On move-in day, you will do a rental walkthrough with your new landlord, at which time you’ll receive a walkthrough checklist. The list will document the current condition of the rental unit. This provides security for both the tenant and the rental company. Should you find any damages beyond normal wear and tear, you should record the damages on the checklist. This adds the benefit of ensuring your rental unit is up to code. The landlord can also use it to determine if there are any damages upon move-out.

 

What does this document include?

 

Before a new tenant moves in, a rental company will make all necessary repairs to the unit. The tenant should then inspect the unit for any previously unseen damages. Make sure you check all areas of the unit: kitchen, bathroom(s), bedroom(s), living areas, etc.

 

What should I do during a walkthrough inspection?

 

The first thing you should do is record or photograph any damage. We recommend that when inspecting for damage, you look out for the following:

 

  • Inspect all doors, keys, and locks.
  • Examine all light fixtures and switches.
  • Make sure electrical outlets are in working order.
  • Test A/C units and ceiling fans.
  • Check all appliances (e.g. stove, fridge, dishwasher).
  • Inspect walls and cupboards for scrapes or damage.
  • Ensure plumbing in the bathroom and kitchen is in working order: sinks, taps, toilets, etc.
  • Examine all windows and seals.
  • Inspect the flooring for any dents or scrapes (baseboards and floor coverings).
  • Make sure all smoke detectors and CO detectors are up to code
Essential Items List to Unpack First

Final Tip

After the walkthrough inspection is complete, The CH Living team suggests submitting any videos or photos to our office. This establishes a record for the office of any existing issues at the time of move-in. This makes it easier when the time comes for a move-out inspection. The team also recommends that you take care of your unit to get your security deposit, as any cost of repairs will be deducted.

The CH Living team is always available to answer questions related to the rental process during regular business hours. 

This blog is from the view of CH Living. Please note that various landlords and rental companies may have different opinions on walkthrough inspections and throughout the rental process.