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.
Speak to an Experienced Landlord Tenant Law Attorney Today
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified landlord tenant lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local landlord tenant attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.