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Move-In/Move-Out Rental Inspection

A comprehensive rental inspection is performed at the time of Move-In to document the condition of the property, prior to occupancy by the new tenant. Or at the time of Move-Out to identify what repairs or maintenance are required. These inspections include a visual walkthrough of the property in its current condition.

According to YardiMatrix, Rent Café website in 2022, rentals accounted for 44% of all Phoenix, Arizona households!  That huge number of rental properties requires a lot of attention.

Things are breaking down and falling apart in these properties at least at the same rate as they are in owner-occupied homes.  Most tenants will not perform these repairs on their own, and many are not very pro-active in even reporting issues or problems to the property owner or manager.

As a result, small leaks under sinks may go unrepaired, air conditioner filters may go unchanged, or roof shingles/tiles remain damaged for years. It can be very difficult to protect your investment when someone else is living in it.

Annual costs to maintain a rental property can be around 1% of the property value, according to this post on Zillow.  This means that with a home worth $200,000, you can expect to pay an average of $2000 a year on upkeep and general maintenance alone. This can make it very difficult to prioritize what to repair vs. replace vs. monitor. 

As a result, sometimes costly items such as a HVAC units or roofing materials may be replaced too early, when you could have been able to simply keep a close eye on it.  Alternatively, replacing water heaters before they fail can save you from having to pay for potential water damage to your unit or the unit below.

AmeriSpec-Phx can help property owners with the proper expertise and man-power to stay on top of these tasks, let alone document and keep all of the required information in an organized manner. With our Rental Property inspections, we can help ensure that safe living conditions are the norm.  We can provide an honest and unbiased opinion on the state of your rental property. We are not providing repairs, just recommendations, so you can trust our information.

Unknown contractors may not always offer an unbiased opinion. Their main drive may be to find work to beef up the bid.  AmeriSpec-Phx offers two different rental inspection tiers to help you protect your investment:

  • Move in/Move out rental inspections, to help document the condition of a property and provide a repair list prior to changing occupants.

  • Full-Periodic rental inspections, to help you check in on a property’s condition from time to time, and keep on top of any issues, large or small.

 

AmeriSpec-Phx inspectors are highly trained to assess homes and identify defects.  We will provide an accurate overview of your rental property, summarized with a list of recommendations and repairs, including lots of photos showing general property conditions. All of this is delivered in a great looking and easy-to-read report, where you can also create a list of specific repair items to share with your maintenance team or contractor. 

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