What Do I Need To Do At The End Of The Tenancy?

Within three (3) business days after the termination of the lease or the surrender and acceptance of the premises, whichever occurs later, the landlord must inspect the unit and prepare a comprehensive list of damages. The landlord must sign the list and provide it to the tenant. The tenant is entitled to inspect the premises within five (5) business days after the termination of occupancy. The tenant must sign the move­out inspection list or specify in writing the items in dispute. The move­out inspection discussed applies to landlords who collectively own more than ten (10) rental units including units owned by their spouse and children or who employ a management agent regardless of the number of units owned. Landlords who own fewer than ten (10) units or who manage the units themselves are not required to follow the inspection procedures but may find it helpful in establishing repair needs and responsibilities.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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