Your Rental Property Walk-Through Checklist

Contributing Writer, B2R Finance | Landlords,Renters

2Once you are confident that you found a tenant for your rental property, the next step is scheduling a walk-through with them to record the current condition of the property. By documenting if anything in your rental home is in need of a minor repair, you will protect both your tenant and yourself from potential issues in the future. The following checklist is a useful guide for your walk-through:

Entrance and general living area

  • Front door lock
  • Back door lock
  • Flooring and carpet
  • Ceiling fans
  • Walls, ceilings and baseboards
  • Light fixtures
  • Windows: glass, locks and screens, blinds, open and closure
  • Light switches and electrical outlet coverings
  • Smoke Detector
  • Run the heater
  • Run the air conditioning


  • Cabinets, inside and out
  • Drawers
  • Counters
  • Stove and oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal


  • Bathtub/shower
  • Toilet
  • Exhaust fan
  • Fixtures


  • Closets
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Flooring

Utility Room/Area

  • Run the washer
  • Run the dryer
  • Check the dryer vent

The move-in walk-through with your tenant should be thorough, ensuring you don’t overlook anything. It’s important to establish clear lines of communication, in the event something does need to be repaired soon after. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @B2RFinance.

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