1. Overall Condition:
Check for signs of damage, such as cracks or water damage, on the walls, ceilings, and floors. Look for any signs of pests or mold.
Test all appliances, including the stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, and washing machine/dryer to ensure they are in working order.
3. Electrical System:
Test all outlets and light switches to ensure they are functioning properly. Check the circuit breaker to make sure it's properly labeled and functioning.
Turn on all faucets and flush all toilets to make sure there are no leaks or clogs. Check for water damage under sinks and around pipes.
5. Heating and Cooling Systems:
Test the heating and cooling systems to ensure they are in good working order. Check the air filters to see if they need to be replaced.
6. Doors and Windows:
Open and close all doors and windows to ensure they are in good condition and seal properly.
Check all locks and security features, such as door peepholes and intercom systems.
Check all closets and storage spaces to ensure they are clean, dry, and free of pests.
9. Common Areas:
Check the condition of common areas, such as the lobby, elevator, and parking garage.
Finally, make sure you have all necessary documentation, such as the lease agreement, move-in inspection report, and any repair requests you've made.