Turn Inspections

Learn more about RentCheck Turn Inspections and how to implement them in your inspection processes

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Written by Brett Perry
Updated over a week ago

What is a RentCheck Turn inspection?

RentCheck turn inspections are designed to document the condition of a rental at the end of a lease and identify maintenance items needed to prepare the unit for new residents. Turn inspections are detailed, thorough, and easy to perform. They are similar in structure to Move-In inspection, making it easy to compare a unit's condition from Move-In to Turn.

Additionally, features can be flagged for maintenance during or after an inspection. Features flagged for maintenance can include resident or owner responsibility, a maintenance cost, the skill required to perform the maintenance, and include images and details around specific maintenance to be done. Maintenance Flags can be used to generate maintenance checklists, create deduction lists and more. Learn more about maintenance flagging!

Here is an example of how some of our Property Managers use Turn Inspections to streamline their Turn process.


Step 1: Perform the Turn Inspection
Typically a property owner, maintenance professional, or member of the property management team performs the turn inspection. Areas and items can be flagged for maintenance while performing the inspection to help create a scope of work ahead of the next residents moving in.

Step 2: Generate a Maintenance Report from the Turn Inspection
Once items are flagged in the completed turn inspection, Property Managers create a maintenance report to get maintenance quotes, send to their maintenance team, and use in communication with their owner.

Step 3: Create a follow-up Maintenance Check Inspection
After maintenance is performed and the unit is ready for new residents, property managers create and perform a Maintenance Check inspection that includes all the features from the Maintenance Report. This allows for a review of all work that was completed to ensure the home is ready for the next residents.

How long does a RentCheck Turn Inspection take?

RentCheck Turn Inspections typically take about 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the unit. We also offer a fast-track option designed specifically for property management professionals that take about 10 minutes to complete on average.

What's included in a RentCheck Turn Inspection checklist?

RentCheck's standard Turn Inspection includes the steps and questions outlined below for all relevant rooms and exterior areas.

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Kitchen

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Kitchen

Kitchen Appliances

Take several photos of appliances in the kitchen including the fridge and freezer focusing on any damage.

All parts of fridge and freezer operational?

Yes/No

Inside of fridge and freezer clean?

Yes/No

Fridge light works properly?

Yes/No

Ice and water dispenser operational?

Yes/No

Damaged ice trays replaced?

Yes/No

Dishwasher door opens and closes properly?

Yes/No

Dishwasher controls work properly?

Yes/No

Dishwasher racks pull out properly?

Yes/No

Dishwasher free of clogs and leaks?

Yes/No

Dishwasher full cycle run?

Yes/No

Additional appliances like microwave operational?

Yes/No

Appliance paint applied where necessary?

Yes/No

Kitchen

Kitchen Sink

Take pictures of the kitchen sink from the outside and inside.

Sink and faucet free of leaks/clogs/damages?

Yes/No

Does the faucet have normal water pressure?

Yes/No

Garbage disposal operational and odor free?

Yes/No

Kitchen

Kitchen Cabinets & Counters

Take several photos of the upper and lower kitchen cabinets from inside and out as well as the countertops.

Cabinet drawers and doors open properly/hardware replaced?

Yes/No

Inside of the cabinets are clean?

Yes/No

Counters are clean?

Yes/No

Counters are free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Kitchen

Kitchen Oven and Stovetop

Take photos of the entire cooktop, oven front, and inside of the oven.

Do all burners work properly?

Yes/No

Vent hood fan operational?

Yes/No

Are all oven racks there?

Yes/No

Does the door open and close properly?

Yes/No

Is the inside of the oven clean?

Yes/No

Kitchen

Kitchen Floors, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the kitchen floors, ceiling, and walls, focusing on any damage.

How would you rate the overall condition?

Poor/Fair/Good

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, holes, or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from excessive picture holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Kitchen

Kitchen Windows

Take pictures of the kitchen window(s) focusing on any damage.

Do all of the windows have screens?

Yes/No

Do all of the windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

Do all of the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Living Room

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Living Room

Living Room Floors, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the living room floors, ceilings, and walls, focusing on any damage.

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures and/or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, holes, or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from excessive picture holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Living Room

Living Room Windows

Take several photos of the windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Dining Room

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Dining Room

Dining Room Floors, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the dining room floors, ceiling, and walls, focusing on any damage.

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures and/or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, holes, or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from excessive picture holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Dining Room

Dining Room Windows

Take several photos of the windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Hallway

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Hallway

Hallway Floors, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the hallway floors, ceiling, and walls, focusing on any damage.

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures and/or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, holes, or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from excessive picture holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Hallway

Hallway

Take several photos of the windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Stairway

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Stairway

Stairway Steps, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the steps, ceiling, and walls, focusing on any damage.

Steps are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

Is the handrail secured to the wall?

Yes/No

All light fixtures work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, holes, or stains?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Stairway

Stairway

Take several photos of the windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Front Yard

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Front Yard

Front Yard

Take several photos of the front yard, including the mailbox, and focusing on any damage or issues.

Is the front yard free of trash and debris?

Yes/No

Is the front yard free of overgrowth?

Yes/No

Mailbox is present and intact?

Yes/No

Backyard

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Backyard

Backyard

Take several photos of the backyard focusing on any damage or issues.

Is the backyard free of trash and debris?

Yes/No

Is the backyard free of overgrowth?

Yes/No

If fenced in, is the fencing free of damage?

Yes/No

Bedroom

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Bedroom

Bedroom Floors, Ceiling, Walls, Closet

Take several photos of the bedroom floors, ceiling, walls, and closet, focusing on any damage.

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures and/or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, holes, or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from excessive picture holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Room has a working smoke alarm?

Yes/No

Closet is clean?

Yes/No

Working light in the closet?

Yes/No

Doors open and close properly?

Yes/No

Bedroom

Bedroom Windows

Take several photos of the bedroom windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Bathroom

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Bathroom

Bathroom Floors, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the bathroom floors, ceiling, and walls, focusing on any damage.

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures and/or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, stains, or holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Vent fan working?

Yes/No

Are there towel racks or hooks?

Yes/No

All door hardware works correctly?

Yes/No

The door opens and closes properly?

Yes/No

Door is free from any major damage

Yes/No

Bathroom

Bathroom Windows

Take several photos of the windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Bathroom

Bathroom Vanities & Mirrors

Take several photos of the bathroom vanity mirror, cabinets, and counters as well as light fixtures and sink.

Do all faucets have normal water pressure?

Yes/No

Are all faucets free from any leaking water?

Yes/No

All sinks drain properly?

Yes/No

Counters free from any cracks or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures work?

Yes/No

Mirror is free from any cracks or damage?

Yes/No

Bathroom

Bathroom Toilet

Standing in front of the toilet, take a photo of the toilet.

Toilet flushes properly?

Yes/No

Toilet refills properly after flushing?

Yes/No

Toilet stops running after refilling (wait for it)?

Yes/No

Toilet free from any damage or stains?

Yes/No

Toilet free from any leaks around the base?

Yes/No

Bathroom

Bathroom Shower and Tub

Take several photos of the shower, tub, and plumbing fixtures.

All plumbing fixtures work properly?

Yes/No

Shower and tub drains properly?

Yes/No

Shower and tub free from any major stains, cracks, or scratches?

Yes/No

Shower and/or tub caulking in good condition or replaced?

Yes/No

Half Bathroom

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

Half Bathroom

Bathroom Floors, Ceiling, Walls

Take several photos of the bathroom floors, ceiling, and walls, focusing on any damage.

Floors are clean?

Yes/No

Floors are free of any major cracks, scratches or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures and/or fans work properly?

Yes/No

Is the ceiling free from any major cracks or stains?

Yes/No

Walls free from any major cracks, stains, or holes?

Yes/No

All electrical outlets have covers?

Yes/No

Vent fan working?

Yes/No

Are there towel racks or hooks?

Yes/No

All door hardware works correctly?

Yes/No

The door opens and closes properly?

Yes/No

Door is free from any major damage

Yes/No

Half Bathroom

Bathroom Windows

Take several photos of the windows. Focus on any damage.

All windows have screens?

Yes/No

All windows have working shades or blinds?

Yes/No

All the windows open and close properly?

Yes/No

Are all glass panes free from damage?

Yes/No

Half Bathroom

Bathroom Vanities & Mirrors

Take several photos of the bathroom vanity mirror, cabinets, and counters as well as light fixtures and sink.

Do all faucets have normal water pressure?

Yes/No

Are all faucets free from any leaking water?

Yes/No

All sinks drain properly?

Yes/No

Counters free from any cracks or stains?

Yes/No

All light fixtures work?

Yes/No

Mirror is free from any cracks or damage?

Yes/No

Half Bathroom

Bathroom Toilet

Standing in front of the toilet, take a photo of the toilet.

Toilet flushes properly?

Yes/No

Toilet refills properly after flushing?

Yes/No

Toilet stops running after refilling (wait for it)?

Yes/No

Toilet free from any damage or stains?

Yes/No

Toilet free from any leaks around the base?

Yes/No

General

Room / Area

Feature Name

Instructions

Question

Type of Answer

General

Smoke Alarms

Take a photo of all smoke detectors installed at the property.

Is there a smoke detector on every floor?

Yes/No

Is there a smoke detector in every bedroom?

Yes/No

Do all the smoke detectors work when tested?

Yes/No

General

General

Take several photos of the floors, ceiling, and walls in common areas and throughout the property.

Water pressure is normal and good?

Yes/No

Wall outlets / plates match?

Yes/No

Ceiling / walls free from water damage?

Yes/No

Stair railings and steps secured?

Yes/No

Smoke detector batteries changed and working properly?

Yes/No

Filters changed?

Yes/No

Thermostat checked?

Yes/No

All room vents checked for circulation?

Yes/No

Return air vents cleaned?

Yes/No

Hot water heater closet is operational and set to correct temperature?

Yes/No

All trash removed from premises?

Yes/No

No presence of rats or mice?

Yes/No

No visible mold or mildew?

Yes/No

No visible paint chipping?

Yes/No

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