Tis Vacation Rental Season. Job #1 Before You Rent it Out…

Be protected. Avoid nasty and costly landlord/tenant disputes involving damage or missing items with a home inventory.

Along with insurance, one of the best ways to protect your home is with a home inventory. Once your inventory has been printed out, have your tenant review, note the existing condition or damages throughout the home, and sign off on upon move in.

Photos are the best way to document the condition of furniture, carpet, walls, finishes, appliances and the overall condition of your vacation property. This is something you can do yourself or hire an inventory service professional to prepare the inventory.

Vacation Rental Home Inventory Tips

• The more valuable items like furniture, electronics, appliances, and carpet should be captured with photography, so there is no question of their condition. Learn more about creating a FAST, SIMPLE, SECURE home inventory.

• Make sure the housekeeper updates the inventory with any changes that occur.

• Landlord/Agent and tenant(s) should sign the home inventory and initial every page to signify agreement.

• It's imperative that the inventory is checked immediately before the tenant leaving, so there can be no argument about any damage occurring after the tenant has gone.

Is a Home Inventory Needed for an Unfurnished Property?
The short answer is YES. Even if a property is deemed as unfurnished, there will still be items that can be damaged and costly to replace e.g sinks, carpets, condition of walls etc.

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