The ideal scenario for any rental property owner and manager is to have a tenant move-in that decides to stay for a very long-time, pays their rent on-time and is relatively low maintenance.

But let’s face it - this is the exception not the norm.

While owner-operators and property managers aim for high resident retention rates, tenant turnover is an unavoidable reality of owning a rental property. Therefore, move-in and move-out inspections are integral processes for managing a property.

These processes, however, have historically been inefficient. Traditionally conducted on paper, rental unit inspections are often completed with minimal transparency and involve increased effort to schedule with residents.

Conducted correctly, move-in and move-out inspections determine the condition of a unit and inform management companies of any issues to address and repair costs to report. Here’s a useful property inspection checklist to ensure no stone is left unturned when evaluating the condition of a rental unit:

Residential Property Inspection Checklist

To utilize this checklist effectively, place a checkmark beside items that remain in good condition. If you find that any of the following items are not in the condition they were prior to the outgoing residents’ move-in date, make detailed notes about the current condition and proceed accordingly.

Download your own free copy of the Definitive Rental Property Inspection Checklist here to get started.

At the end of the day, landlords place the care of their investments into the trusted hands of property management companies. By conducting robust property inspections between tenancies, property managers can strengthen that trust and build lasting relationships with the owners they serve.

Conducting Unit Inspections with Propra

At Propra, we are helping Canadian owner-operators and property managers who are frustrated with manual processes and multiple systems to handle requests, data, and tasks to run their business more efficiently. Our new unit inspections feature was designed to elevate the rental inspection process for everyone involved.  Now property managers can say goodbye to scheduling woes and perform their move-in and move-out inspections even faster than before through our platform.

We understand the value of your time. That’s why our tool digitally captures all information and signatures, allowing both owners and residents to review their inspection reports with ease from their mobile devices.

Request a demo today to learn how Propra can help streamline your rental inspection process.