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Property inspection report checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

The property inspection report should be completed while the property is being inspected. Depending on the property in question, more items (eg meter types, alarms, appliances or furnishings) may need to be manually added.

Before signing the document, read the property inspection report to make sure it meets your needs. 

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Each of the parties (ie the tenant, or ‘contract holder’ in Wales, (or an agent signing on their behalf), the landlord or the landlord’s agent) must sign the property inspection report. If the landlord is a company or LLP, then its representative must sign.

To sign the property inspection report:

  1. Print a copy of the property inspection report.

  2. Sign and date the document.

On the day of the tenant's/contract holder’s departure from the property:

  1. The landlord (or the landlord’s agent) and the tenant/contract holder (or their agent) should find and bring with them their original copies of the Inventory they signed on arrival.

  2. The landlord (or the landlord’s agent) should inspect the property while the tenant/contract holder (or their agent) is also present at the property. The property inspection report should be filled in with the relevant readings, appliance tests and conditions of the property. 

  3. If an existing inventory is being updated with the condition of the property, the original inventory should be filled in with the condition of each item on the tenant’s/contract holder's departure from the property. This updated inventory should then be attached to the property inspection report.

  4. If an existing inventory is not being updated, the inventory in the property inspection report should be completed and compared to the original inventory.

Each party should keep a copy of their signed property inspection report for their records.

A copy of the document will also be stored under ‘My Documents’ in your Rocket Lawyer account.

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