Rental Property Inspection

Published 22 January 2023Updated 24th February 2023

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What is a Rental Property Inspection?

A rental property inspection (sometimes called a rental inspection or property inspection) is a process where a landlord or property manager visits a rental property to assess its condition and ensure that it is being properly maintained by the tenant. 

Rental inspections are typically conducted periodically, such as every few months or at the end of a lease. 

The purpose of a rental inspection is to identify any issues that need to be addressed, such as repairs or cleaning, and to ensure that the tenant is complying with the terms of the lease agreement. 

During the inspection, the landlord or property manager will typically take note of the condition of the property, including the cleanliness, condition of the appliances and fixtures, and any damage. The tenant is usually given notice and expected to be present during the inspection, and they may also be provided with a report detailing the findings of the inspection.

FAQs about Rental Property Inspections

How often can a landlord conduct a rental inspection?
Can a tenant be present during the rental inspection?
What should a tenant do to prepare for a rental inspection?
Can a landlord enter the property during an inspection without the tenant's permission?
What happens if the tenant has not met the landlord's expectations during an inspection?
Can a tenant dispute the findings of a rental inspection?
Can a landlord increase rent after a rental inspection?

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