Free Residential Rental Checklist

The Residential Rental Checklist documents the condition of property immediately before and immediately after the term of a lease.

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Both parties to a lease benefit from accurate record keeping. An aspect of this the landlord should keep in mind is documenting the condition of the property before and after the lease term. Without a written report and accompanying photographs, how will you be able to prove what damage was caused by the most recent tenants? Creating and executing a Residential Rental Checklist is an easy way to keep track of the status of a property and prevent future disputes between the landlord and tenant. 

 

The Residential Rental Checklist contains a space for you to write in the condition of each area of your property. Each party then signs the checklist to acknowledge the checklist contains an accurate representation of the leased premises’ condition.

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The Residential Rental Checklist documents the condition of property immediately before and immediately after the term of a lease.

Landlords will want to provide a residential rental checklist at the beginning and end of a tenancy to:

  • Prevent Future Disputes – By documenting the condition of the leased premises at the beginning and end of the tenancy, there will be evidence of the damages that the tenant caused. With evidence, it will be less likely that there will be a dispute over causation. 

 

  • Satisfy State or Local Requirements – Some jurisdictions require a completed Residential Rental Checklist before any deductions from the security deposit may be made.

This a simple document that includes:

 

  • Lease and Property Identification – The top part of the checklist contains:

    • the location of the leased property;

    • the contact information of the landlord/property manager; and

    • the contact information of the tenant(s).

 

  • Checklist – The primary part of this document contains a table for each area of leased premises. The landlord and/or tenant will write down the condition of these areas in the appropriate spaces. 

 

  • Acknowledgment– The landlord (or their representative) and the tenant(s) sign the bottom of the checklist to acknowledge that the checklist accurately reflects the status of the apartment, both at move-in and move-out.

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Once you complete the questionnaire and place your order, it will be available for immediate download in either PDF or Word document from your secure online account including a step-by-step guide on how to use your document.  

 

Generally, a residential rental checklist does not need to be notarized – the landlord and tenants only need to sign the checklist. A witness may be helpful if the other party attempts to contest the document, but a notary is not necessary.

 

Please Note: The use of a notary ensures that no one challenges any signatures later and is a secure way to firmly establish the effectiveness of your document.

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Once you complete the questionnaire and place your order, it will be available for immediate download in either PDF or Word document from your secure online account including a step-by-step guide on how to use your document.