You have come a long way. Some great decisions are made and you invested time, energy, and money. You are a step away from your new location. At this point, we are all staring at moving in as soon as possible. We rush to settle into a new nest and start some new life and adventures. However, this is the right moment to stop and look at the situation once again. The move-in statement can mean a lot. This can give you a certain amount of safety when you are renting your new apartment and moving in.
What are you dealing with?
This is a very handy document that can take a lot of worries out of your mind. You will sign this with the landlord and it can guarantee your safety. A trustful real estate agent will probably be recommended to you. As a tenant, you will be able to personally inspect the rental property and point out the omissions. List the complete state of affairs, under your supervision and that will make up this move-in statement. Have in mind that from that moment on you will be responsible for loss, breakage, burns, holes, or other damages not recorded at the date of acceptance and inspection.
Inspect each corner
It is in your best interest to have a good look at every room in the apartment or house you rent. Any defect that you do not record as existing at the moment of making a move-in statement, will be attributed to you as if you made it. Pay special attention to the :
- Living room and bedrooms
- Dining room and kitchen
- Installations and accessories
Living space should be flawless
If you are renting a furnished apartment, prepare for serious work. Inspect every piece of furniture and look for scratches, stains, missing parts. Examine which pieces of furniture are wobbly, unstable, and fragile. The move-in statement will provide you with cover if something happens to those pieces. If the apartment is not furnished, this is your chance to withdraw your stuff from your previous apartment or your storage space.
The central part
The kitchen and dining room are usually the place where everyone gathers. Something will happen here more often because you will use these rooms the most. Be sure to check all electrical appliances and sockets. Make a note of each piece of kitchen equipment and furniture you find there and state the condition.
Do not allow to leak
Inspect the plumbing as best as you can. You want to avoid any trouble with the plumbing and the pipes. Check faucets and drains as well as the functionality of all equipment in the bathroom, all appliances, sockets, and light, and put everything into the move-in statement.
Installations are very important and you should check them. Look for the fire extinguishers, batteries in the fire detector, and functionality and preservation of all windows. If you are not sure how to check all this, you have the right to take someone with knowledge.
The move-in statement is a good starting point. This way, you will be sure of what you are getting into, same your landlord. This will be security for both and a way to build trust.