RENTAL UNIT CHECK LIST EXTERIOR YES NO Is the exterior of the structure in good repair Are the driveways sidewalks porche
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RENTAL UNIT CHECK LIST EXTERIOR: YES NO ____ ____ Is the exterior of the structure in good repair? ____ ____ Are the driveways, sidewalks, porches, porch railings, fire escapes, and yards clean and safe? ____ ____ Are there openings through which rodents could enter the building? ____ ____ Are there an adequate number of refuse containers with tight lids? CONSTRUCTION: ____ ____ Is the building adequately constructed? (Stand in the center of the room and jump up and down. The room should not shake.) TESTING: ____ ____ Doorbells ____ ____ Hot faucets ____ ____ Cold faucets ____ ____ Thermostats ____ ____ Stove ____ ____ Refrigerator ____ ____ Shower ____ ____ Toilets ____ ____ Door locks ____ ____ Windows ____ ____ Furniture (sturdy, comfortable, and in good repair) WALL, FLOORS, CEILINGS: ____ ____ Are the walls clean and free of cracks? in good repair? ____ ____ Are the ceilings clean and free of cracks? in good repair? ____ ____ Are the floors clean and free of tears in carpet or loose tiles? in good repair? ELECTRICAL OUTLETS: ____ ____ Are there two outlets in each room, or a ceiling fixture and one outlet? ____ ____ Is the fuse box accessible at all times? ____ ____ Do the switches/outlets work properly? WINDOWS: ____ ____ Are the windows insulated? ____ ____ Are there screens on the windows? HIDDEN AREAS: ____ ____ Check baseboards, behind sinks, toilet, and refrigerator. There should be no holes, rodents or insect trails. KITCHEN: ____ ____ Are all kitchen appliances clean and in good working order? ____ ____ Are the pipes under the sink free of rust and in good working order? LEASE: ____ ____ Are there any violations of the Ohio Revised Code? ____ ____ Is the lease unduly slanted in the landlord’s favor? ____ ____ Does the lease provide joint and several liability whereby you are responsible if your roommate(s) fails to pay the rent? Does your lease provide a space for your alternate or forwarding address to be utilized in returning your security deposit? ____ ____ Did your landlord execute the lease and give you a copy of it? REPAIRS: ____ ____ Is the tenant required to make repairs? UTILITIES: ____ ____ Does each unit have a separate utility meter? ____ ____ Is there only one meter for the entire complex whereby the landlord merely divides the aggregate bill by the number of units? MOVING IN: ____ ____ Does your landlord provide a check in and check out form to note the condition of the premises? (If not, Student Legal Services, Inc. will provide you with one.) ____ ____ Will the landlord accompany you during the procedure? OCCUPANCY: ____ ____ Do the City zoning laws permit the occupancy level anticipated for your premises? HEATING: ____ ____ Do tenants control their thermostat? ____ ____ Are there heating outlets in every room? ____ ____ Are the heating ducts tight fitting and free of holes? ____ ____ Are the filters clean? NOISE LEVEL: ____ ____ Can noise be easily heard from room to room? (Go to a room, close the door and talk at different levels. See if your roommate can hear you.) LOCKS: ____ ____ Are there locks on every door and window that lead to the outside or to a common hallway? PARKING: ____ ____ Is there adequate parking nearby? FIRE EXIT: ____ ____ Check for adequate fire exits. (At least two for each room) ____ ____ Are the fire extinguishers accessible and operable? (check tags) ____ ____ Is there a smoke detector in the apartment and main hallway? HAZARDS: ____ ____ Is there rubbish or other fire hazards either inside or out?