Minimize disputes over security deposits with this easy-to-use form. This form provides a room-by-room check list to evaluate the condition of a property before and after move-in, so come the end of the lease, the landlord can justify deductions from the security deposit.
Whether you’re a landlord or tenant, use this checklist to identify concerns, problems or note conditions both at the beginning and end of tenancy. Both of you will have a record of what needs cleaning or repair at the beginning, and end, of a tenancy.
Important to Know
Without this checklist as proof of what items were damaged or dirty when you moved in, your landlord could take your whole security deposit to pay for these items.
Photos are also good. Use them to compare the unit’s condition at the start and end of the tenancy.