A Move-In/Move-Out Checklist is a document that lists all the items and conditions of a rental property before and after a tenant moves in or out.
The document is split into 2 sections:
- New home Move-In Checklist
- Move out Checklist
It is used to ensure that both the landlord and the tenant agree on the condition of the property and items. In other words, the form addresses any repairs that need to be attended to during move-in.
Upon move out any damages should be reported, and the landlord can take the necessary amount out of the security deposit.
Use our tenant Move-In Checklist template to create your document and ensure your property and items are accounted for.
Why Is it Important to Get a Checklist When Moving In or Out?
A Move-In or Move-Out Checklist for tenants and landlords can benefit both parties. Review the following table that explains how the document helps both tenants and landlords.
|Encourages proactive maintenance and upkeep of the property.
|Provides a chance to spot and report any necessary repairs early on.
|Justifies necessary deductions from the security deposit for damages.
|Helps prevent unnecessary deductions from the security deposit for pre-existing damage.
You ensure accountability and transparency from the other party in addition to legal protection when you use a Checklist.