In the handover protocol, tenants and landlords can document the condition of the apartment and the furniture during the handover of the apartment when moving in and out. The document is signed by both the tenant and the landlord. When moving in, damages that are already present in the apartment can be documented in the protocol. When moving out, the handover protocol signed when moving in can be used to identify any damage that may have occurred during the rental period. The cost for the damage can then be offset directly against the security deposit. Download our template for the handover protocol, in which you can enter all the details. Please find further information on handing over the apartment here (in German).