Don’t Move in without Going Over an Apartment Inspection Checklist!

Stonegate Apartments - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

move in checklist

One way to document the condition of your apartment before moving in is to fill out an Apartment Inspection Checklist. This way, the apartment’s condition is recorded from the beginning, saving you and your Office Manager from any issues when the lease is up.

The best way to complete the checklist is to make a chart and separate each item on the list into categories by room. Then, record the location and the condition upon arrival. Be sure to leave a space to record the status of everything on the list at the time of your departure.

Here’s how you can separate everything into categories:

All Areas

  • Walls/Ceilings
  • Floors/Carpeting
  • Windows/Blinds
  • Doors
  • Light Fixtures
  • Moldings/Baseboards
  • Electrical Outlets

Kitchen

  • Cabinets/Drawers/Countertops
  • Sink/Faucet
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove/Oven
  • Water Pressure
  • Other

Bathroom

  • Counter/Vanity (drawers, cabinets, etc.)
  • Sink/Faucet
  • Toilet Paper Holder
  • Shower/Tub
  • Towel Racks
  • Mirrors
  • Water Pressure
  • Other

Bedroom

  • Closets
  • Other

Living Room

  • Other

Exterior

  • Doorbell/Knocker
  • Exterior Lights
  • Balcony
  • Locks
  • Mailbox
  • Other

When you’re done with your checklist, sign/date it, and have your Office Manager sign it and provide him or her with a copy. If your Office Manager doesn’t want to sign, that’s okay, but still be sure to give him or her a copy to have on file.

When it’s time to move out, take your checklist and record the condition of the same items once again. This will ensure when and where any damage may have occurred.

At Stonegate our tenants are our top priority. Therefore, upon arrival we provide a move in document for residents to write down any items of concern. In addition to the document provided, we suggest residents utilize a check list like this to cover every single detail of the apartment.

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