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.
- When you later move out, if your landlord isn't forthcoming with the return of your security deposit, use "Tenant's Demand for Return of Security Deposit."