I was out of town when a tenant moved in. After reviewing our lease, I feel it is necessary to have them sign off on a statement that there were no damages when they moved in. Has anyone done this before? If so, do you have something you can copy and paste here for me?
You should always have the tenant fill out a move in condition report, and you should always have documentation of the property condition with photos and or video prior to a tenant moving in. The PM company I was at gave them a week to fill it out, but check local laws. There was a statement in the lease that should the tenant fail to fill that form out, the property was assumed to be defect free.
Hi @Kevin Feltner , depending on your lease this may or may not be necessary. Most good leases have a clause that says that the tenant has accepted the property in as-is condition upon move-in (or by some deadline like move-in + 10 days).
Otherwise you can always have a tenant fill out the Move-In Condition Report after the fact. This would be my second choice in this scenario.