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Your Rental Apartment Move-In Inspection Checklist

It doesn’t matter if you’ve searched for months or minutes, when you find the perfect apartment rental home, you can’t WAIT to create your move-in checklist. It’s an exciting time for new beginnings that include new friendship opportunities, adventures, and memories. 

But before you plan your move and start the heavy lifting from your U-Haul moving truck, you’ll want to focus and pay close attention during your apartment rental move-in inspection. As part of the overall leasing process, a representative of your new property management company or landlord will take you on a guided tour of your exact rental space, so you can document and discuss any issues that may need to be addressed or items that need repair before you take ownership of the space. 

At high level, you’ll want to ensure there are no signs of damage, mildew, mold, or hard wear and tear. But as you inspect further, depending on apartment home amenities, be sure to check things such as water pressure, vent air flow, or sink draining. 

During any rental home move-in inspection… You don’t want to miss a thing.

  • The most important thing to remember: Take your time.
  • Secondly, use a checklist along to stay organized. Ideally, you and your landlord would agree on all items documented in your list. 
  • Finally, take photos of your new place and document your findings or bring a second person as a witness.

At Redwood neighborhoods, here’s what we help our incoming residents during their rental apartment move-in inspection and walkthrough.

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Move-In Inspection Checklist

Kitchen

  • Flooring
  • Walls/Ceiling
  • Stove Top / Oven
  • Range Hood
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Lights/Fixtures
  • Sink / Faucet
  • Windows / Screens
  • Blinds / Coverings
  • Pantry / Shelving
  • Cabinets / Counters
  • Outlets
  • Other

Living Room and Den

  • Flooring
  • Walls/Ceiling
  • Lights/Fixtures
  • Windows / Screens
  • Blinds / Coverings
  • Ceiling Fan and Remote
  • Outlets
  • Fireplace
  • Other:
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Bedroom(s)

  • Flooring
  • Walls/Ceiling
  • Lights/Fixtures
  • Windows / Screens
  • Blinds / Coverings
  • Doors / Closet
  • Other:
Redwood Living Apartment Bathroom Move-in Inspection Checklist

Bathroom(s)

  • Flooring
  • Walls/Ceiling
  • Sink/Faucet
  • Cabinet/Counter
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Other:
  • Towel/TP holders
  • Doors/closet
  • Mirror
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Lights/Fixtures
  • Other

Laundry Area

  • Cabinets
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Other

  • Mailbox
  • General
  • HVAC
  • Patio
  • Garage / Driveway / Remotes
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Grass
  • Wedge
  • Entry Doors/Locks
  • Other

Remember… The more detail you capture during your move-in inspection, the better documentation you’ll have when it’s time to move-out. At Redwood apartment rental home neighborhoods, your designated property concierge will take you on your property tour as this inspection is designed to benefit both you and the property owner/management. 

Learn more about what makes Redwood different here.

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