Inspections for lessors and lessees
A lessee may assume the responsibilities for maintenance, repairs, and equipment replacement from the building owner. In these cases, a pre-lease building/home inspection is essential for the lessee to identify current and future commitments. A pre-lease inspection also documents conditions as protection from claims by the landlord that the lessee damaged or failed to maintain the building. A post-lease building inspection aids the building owner in ensuring that lessees fulfilled their obligations in maintaining and protecting the building and its components.
Rental Inspection Service for Renters and Landlords
Move In Vs. Move Out Condition
InSpecPRO Inspection is offering inspections for Renters, Landlords and Property Management Companies.
Being once a renter and now a landlord I have found that a Pre-Lease Inspection and a Post-Lease Inspection are very valuable in settling disputes that commonly arise between Renter and Landlord.
With a detailed report with pictures, videos and comments of the before and after condition of the property, you will have the documentation needed to help win your case.
This is how it works:
You have a Pre-Lease inspection conducted that will document the condition just prior to moving in. At the end of the lease you have another inspection that documents the condition of the property after the move out. You compare the 2 reports. You can easily find any discrepancy. This will give you the documentation you need to settle most disputes that involve the return of your earnest money.
An unbiased, objective Third Party report will give you leverages. A clear Documentation and comparison of the before and after condition, Helps settle most disputes between parties involved.
What is Inspected?
Even though a Rental inspection is similar to a real estate inspection it is not to be confused with a detailed real estate home inspection.
Even though a Rental inspection is also a Visual - Non-Invasive examination of the building, it falls short of giving advice and recommendations of maintenance, structure and mechanical defects that a real estate home inspection would entail. (If you need this type of detail, it is recommended to ask us about our real estate home inspection.)
Rather, it puts the focus on those areas that are usually damaged during the term of a lease
- Exterior and Grounds, Exterior doors and windows, patio, garage are checked for damage
- Ceiling, Walls and Floors are checked for physical and cosmetic damage
- Windows and Door are checked for physical damage and operation
- Kitchen we check all appliances for proper operation and cleanliness. Document and list the manufacture of the appliances.
- Also check plumbing for proper operation
- Bathrooms we check plumbing fixtures for proper operation and leaks
- Electrical we check GFCI outlets, light switches and outlets, smoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide detector
- Heating and Air Condition/Swamp Cooler are checked for proper operation if conditions allow
What is Not Inspected? (Areas that are difficult or uncommon for tenants to damage)
We do not report on component maintenance and condition. We do not report on the condition of the water heater, furnace, air conditioner or Swamp cooler or make any recommendations to their servicing, life expectancy and safety. Only state if they work.
The roof is not inspected we do not walk roof, check gutters, downspouts, venting or attics. (There is not much up here that tenants can damage.)
- Exterior- We don't identify the style of house or the type of siding, grading, vegetation and trees,
- Structure- The structure is not inspected for cracks or failure. This includes porches, decks and patios
If you need a more in-depth home/property inspection please request our regular full home/property inspection service.