5 tips for an efficient entry inspection!

This is it, the big day. Your rental application has been selected, and it's time to take stock of your new home. This is essential before you receive your keys and can put down your boxes. The inventory of fixtures is a decisive moment that shouldn't be taken lightly. It's the moment when the real estate agent and the tenant take stock of the state of the property together, and draw up a single document that will also be used for your departure inventory.

Did you know ? An inventory of fixtures is required for all empty-rented accommodation, as well as for furnished accommodation after 2014.

Here are 5 tips to help you make the most of your move!

Carrying out an inspection during the day

It is essential to carry out the inspection during the day, when light levels are at their highest, in order to detect any potential problems in the apartment. If you really can't carry out the inventory during the day, make sure the apartment is well lit and has electricity.

Make sure your equipment is working properly

Make sure you switch on all equipment such as radiators, hotplates and the refrigerator. It's essential to check everything to avoid unpleasant surprises once you've collected the keys.

Don't forget to check that the smoke detector is present and working properly. In the case of furnished accommodation, it's important to make a precise inventory of each item of equipment and its condition.

If you move in during the summer and the heating is collective, it will not be switched on. Make a note of this in your inventory of fixtures. This will enable you to request a second inventory of fixtures as winter approaches, to ensure that your heating works properly once it's turned on in your building.

Inspect the condition of floors, walls and ceilings

Take the time to carefully inspect the floors and walls for cracks, loose wallpaper and impacts on the floor. This will help you avoid liability when you move out.

Make sure electrical outlets are working properly

It is recommended to bring along a phone charger, for example, to test all the electrical outlets in your home and make sure they're working properly.

Pay close attention within 10 days of the inventory of fixtures

If you notice anything after you've moved in that you haven't mentioned, you have 10 days to notify the Alia Living team by registered mail with return receipt.