Apartment Inspection Checklist

Use this Apartment Inspection Checklist to inspect interiors, electrical systems, plumbing, etc. to assess the condition of all areas of an apartment.​

Apartment Inspection Checklist



Doors

1. Are the exterior doors free from damage


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2. Are they fully operational?


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3. Are they able to shut and seal properly without sticking?


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Locks

1. Do exterior locks work and do they have the proper keys for each lock?


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2. Is it ensured that none of the locks stick?


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3. Do the windows have functional locks?


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Windows

1. Are there no cracks in the glass panes of the windows?


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2. Is it checked to see that they open and close smoothly and securely?


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Porch/Patio/Balcony

1. Are there secured railings and no chips or cracks in the flooring, walls, or structure?


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2. Are there no gaps or raised tiles that could cause you or a guest to trip and fall?


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Overall Exterior

1. Is peeling paint checked?


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2. Are sagging gutters checked?


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3. Are raised or cracked pavement checked?


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Walls

1. Are the walls free from dings, holes, and other damage?


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2. Are there any paint splatters?


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Flooring

1. Are there no cracked, chipped, or peeled floors?


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2. Is the carpet checked?


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Ceiling

1. Are there dark stains on the ceiling?


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2. Is the plumbing checked above?


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Laundry

1. Is a test load of laundry done before signing the lease?


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Countertops

1. Are the bathroom and kitchen or kitchenette countertops inspected for any stains, chips, or visible damage?


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Outlets And Light Switches

1. Have you plugged in a device to each outlet to see if they work?


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2. If they don't work, have the light switches in the room been flipped on?


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Lighting

1. Has every light been turned on and switched to ensure none are burnt out?


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2. Does the stove have an interior light that can be turned off and on?


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Circuit Breakers

1. Is the circuit breaker box checked to see if the fuses are all in order?


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Fridge And Freezer

1. Are the inside shelves checked to ensure everything is as cold as expected?


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2. If there is an ice maker, does it produce an adequate supply?


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Dishwasher

1. Does the door work properly?


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2. Is it tested with a few dishes to see how well it works?


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Oven

1. Does the oven heat up and stay on?


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Microwave

1. Does a cup of water warm up quickly and doesn't make any unusual noises?


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Washer And Dryer

1. Do both machines work and are in decent condition?


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Shower And Tub

1. Are the shower and tub turned on and the water run?


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2. Are both hot and cold water checked for temperature issues?


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3. Does the water run clear and is it free from dirt or rusty colors?


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Sinks

1. Are the sinks checked for clogging issues?


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Toilets

1. Does the toilet flush properly?


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2. Is the toilet filled to a normal level and stops running after a few moments?


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3. Is the toilet checked for gurgling sounds or slow drainage?


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Outdoor Hose Spigots

1. Do the hose spigots all work?


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2. Are they maintained in winter to prevent the pipes from freezing?


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Blinds

1. Are the blinds pulled up and down to look for damage or usability issues?


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Screens

1. Are window screens free from holes and rips and do they attach securely to the windows?


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2. If they slide up and down, do they work smoothly and don't fall out of the window panes?


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Interior Doors

1. Are the interior doors checked for cracks, chips, and doorknob problems?


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2. Do they all shut properly and stay closed until the knob is turned?


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Window Sills

1. Are the window sills in good shape?


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2. Are they free from cracks, chips, and other damage?


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Outdoor Lighting

1. Does the outdoor lighting work properly and adequately illuminate the walkways and the front door?


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2. Ideally, are motion detector lights installed outside a ground-floor unit or townhouse rental?


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Interior And Exterior Locks

1. Are all locks outside and inside the apartment working correctly?


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2. Is the key available to all locks?


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3. When were they changed last and who else has copies of the keys? (enter text field)


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Alarm System

1. Is the alarm system working properly?


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Thermostat

1. Is the thermostat tested and the AC and/or heat turned on to ensure it is responsive?


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2. If there is a smart thermostat, does it work with the relevant smartphone apps?


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Air Conditioning

1. Is the AC turned on and off to ensure it is working well?


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Heat

1. Does the apartment warm up after the heat is turned on?


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2. Is each vent monitored to feel if the heat is coming from each of them?


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