What should I consider when my tenants move in?
Before the tenants move in, you should check that the apartment is in perfect condition. The apartment should be thoroughly cleaned before your tenants move in. Make sure that the furniture and electronic devices do not have any defects and that the Wi-Fi works. You can check that the equipment in the apartment is complete using the inventory list. Replace missing items if necessary.
When handing over the apartment, you should check in which condition the apartment is and document any existing damages in a handover protocol. We recommend taking photos of the furniture and electrical appliances when moving in. You and the tenant should send these pictures to each other by email to record the date on which the pictures were taken.
This way, any damage that occurs during the tenancy can be identified during the handover of the apartment when your tenants move out. The cost for the damage can then be offset directly against the security deposit.