As a property manager it’s a good idea to inspect properties regularly.
When should you inspect?
Move In - done before a new lease begins, ensures all previous work has been completed and property is move in ready. Then again by the tenant once they move in to notate the condition of the property when the moved in.
Annual - done with a tenant in place to note the condition of the property; one, two or even three times a year is normal.
Move Out - accesses the overall condition once a tenant moves out
Remember a quick 5 minute inspection can prevent major expenses down the road.
This is a great time to see potentially unreported issues and point them out and advise the tenant these are things that need to be reported so they can be addresses, check for unauthorized occupants, unauthorized pets and just overall maintenance and upkeep.