How To Prepare For a Landlord Inspection?

Because many renters have no idea what to anticipate (or what is expected of them) during a landlord inspection, they can be stressful.

In most cases, an inspection will contain the following checks:

  • Ensure that the property is kept neat at all times;
  • Check that the grounds are kept clean and neat (mowing, weed eradication, and grass watering, for example);
  • Check to see whether the property has been harmed in any manner;
  • Confirm that the number of individuals residing in the house does not exceed the number mentioned on the rental agreement.

What is the objective of a landlord inspection that is performed on a regular basis?

Landlord inspections are not a test of your property's cleanliness. They're intended to detect any issues requiring maintenance or repair and ensure that the facility is well-maintained.

In most circumstances, the property inspector will walk through the property and take notes on any issues that need to be addressed when they return to their office.

Ready for an inspection?

Steps to Prepare for a Landlord Inspection of Your Property

You'll get the most out of your next property inspection if you learn to examine your property with a critical eye. While removing stains from your property and preparing for an inspection are both difficult tasks, there are certain things you can do without spending money. Here are a few low-cost home improvement ideas.

Recruit everyone to assist

Decide on a time when everyone who lives in the area will be there. Then set aside an hour — or better yet, two hours – to focus solely on this assignment. Anyone unable or unwilling to participate should be told that they must contribute in other ways. 

Examine your lease agreement

When you initially move in, you sign a contract committing to keep the home clean and tidy. But it's the specifics that you require right now. Check your rental agreement to determine if you're responsible for maintaining the lawn tidy, the paint fresh, or the significant appliances in functioning order. Your contract also reminds you of things you agreed not to do, like keep a pet or start a home business.

Make a temporary storage area

If you don't have hoards of belongings in your way, you can clean, vacuum, and sweep much faster. Don't waste time looking for storage space for goods like musical instruments, college coursework, or stacks of periodicals that you know will end up on the floor again. Instead, throw them in the car.

Request a reprieve

Inform your landlord if you have a legitimate cause for falling behind on routine house maintenance. Leave out the part about the fantastic birthday party, but mention the added stress of a new job or a family member's illness. Your landlord wants to know that when everything in your life is back to normal, the house will be put back in order. Suggest a time to repeat the inspection within the following month.

The experienced team of inspectors at SGPNow recognizes the value of reliable data and is dedicated to producing unbiased, in-depth, and detailed property inspection reports. To assure high-quality, quick findings, we use the technology and inspector network of our parent firm, Safeguard Properties.