A common problem when renting property is the condition the property is left in after move-out. As a property owner, it is difficult to find a tenant who will care for the property as carefully as you would yourself. And whether you’re out of state, or simply don’t have the time to consistently check up on all your properties, a clear process and careful documentation is necessary to enforce property care and ensure the property is returned to the same (if not better) condition than it was in before.
This is where LEAP Property Management comes in. We conduct extensive move-in and move-out inspections and document the findings in our move-in and move-out reports. This helps to minimize property damage and to verify that all necessary repairs are handled quickly and efficiently.
How It Works
Before a tenant moves into the property, your assigned Property Manager will use a Before Move-In (BMI) form to determine the condition and identify any necessary repairs your vacant property might require to prepare it for a tenant.
The form covers all aspects of the condition of the home, including:
- Exterior (lawn, garage door, fence, etc.)
- Entry (doors, lights, etc.)
- Living room (walls, carpets, smoke detector, etc.)
- Kitchen sink
- Hallway (walls, lights, carpets, etc.)
- Bedroom(s) (baseboards, carpets, etc.)
- And more.
This same checklist is used once a tenant moves out to once again document the condition of the property and determine if the tenant needs to be charged for any damage. This reporting also provides us with the proof we need if any tenant attempts to dispute the charges made related to property repairs.
This reporting, in unison with periodic inspections, ensures your property is properly maintained, giving you peace of mind when it comes to your investment.
Ready to learn more about how we make property management simple? Contact us today by calling 888-657-3033 or by filling out the online form.
Move-In & Move-Out Inspections Resources
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- Why You Should Have Your Rental Properties Inspected by A Pro (And How to Choose One)
- How to Deal With the Breach of a DFW Rental Property Agreement