Yes, it absolutely is.
There’s nothing as annoying as moving into a house that has so many unsolved problems.
But sadly, most property owners may not be aware of these issues especially if they don’t reside there.
For this reason, some may fail to know of these problems until a tenant raises an issue.
The best solution for property owners and property managers is to carry out routine inspections for their rental properties. This could be at least twice a year or before and after a tenant moves in or out.
These inspections are carried out to review and access property conditions and they are important to ensure:
- The tenants are complying with the rules
- To maintain the value of your property
- To validate home insurance policy
- And to check for maintenance issues.
So, when you decide to move into an apartment, be a smart tenant and ask for a full inspection.
This will ensure the property you are moving into is in the best condition. It also gives you the obligation to leave it in the same condition as you found it when you move out.
Worried about rental property inspections?
You may be stressed out especially with inspections such as drive-in inspections. This is whereby a few people from mortgage lenders may come to take pictures of your home exterior for documentation of the home’s value.
But according to local laws, property owners and agents can not just show up at your doorstep and ask for an inspection, instead, you ought to be provided with adequate notice beforehand.
These inspections are not meant to analyze how tidy your house is. Their main focus is to ensure the property is in good condition.
For tenants, this may be a chance for you to find out the state of the property you’re getting into.