Quick Property Inspection Checklist for Home Buyers and Renters

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Having a solid inspection checklist is critical to ensuring that you do not end up with any nasty surprises. In this video, I will provide an overview of what should be included on your property inspection checklist and how to use it before signing the lease or closing the deal.


  1. Exterior: Check the condition of siding, paintwork and outdoor features such as balconies, patios & porches.
  2. Roofing: Inspect for any signs of wear or damage to the roof and gutters.
  3. Windows & Doors: Ensure they open and close properly.
  4. Plumbing: Test all plumbing systems to make sure there are no leaks or other problems.
  5. Heating/Cooling System: Make sure all HVAC systems work correctly.
  6. Electrical Wiring & Fixtures: Make sure wiring is up-to-date, circuit breakers are functioning correctly, and outlets are working.
  7. Interior Walls & Ceilings: Check for cracking plaster or water stains on walls and ceilings.
  8. Floors & Carpeting: Look for signs of tearing in carpets or deterioration in hardwood floors.
  9. Appliances: Confirm that appliances included with the home function properly.
  10. Security Systems : Inspect burglar alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, etc.


Being aware of the condition of a property before signing a lease or buying it is important. Therefore, having an inspection checklist in place can help you make sure that you don’t end up with any nasty surprises down the line. By covering all these key areas and performing necessary tests to check whether everything functions correctly, you can ensure that your purchase or rental decision will be based on accurate information about its current state. With this Property Inspection Checklist in hand, now you are ready to start shopping for your dream home! If you have any questions contact Matt Stout, from Consumer Financial Mortgage, to discuss your options and get the answers you need.

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