Retro: First Move Out Inspection

I conducted my first move out inspection this week since we had a tenant moving out of the property.  And let me just summarize by saying, people are dirty!!  Unbelievable.  I was extremely disappointed at the condition of the property during the inspection.  I’m convinced that no effort was made on their part to do any cleaning at all.  It was quite the mess.

Now I can understand normal “wear and tear” as it’s described in the rental property community, but this went above and beyond.  And while I knew there were some deficiencies of the property based on my pre-purchase walk-through and the formal home inspection, they still managed to make things much worse before leaving.  Let me share some descriptive bullet points of what I found:

-Vinyl flooring with sticky substances all over.

-Dirt and dust attached to those sticky substances.

-Carpet completely black in several sections.  Apparent foot traffic from dirty shoes.

-Missing window screens

-Corners of walls damaged during move out — pieces of drywall missing and showing…

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Note From Author

The full “First Move Out Inspection” post has been back-dated to 11/05/2005.  But it was originally published to the Financial Independence Champion ( Blog on 06/13/2016.

Why Back-Date Posts?

I mentioned in my first post how this blog will be a little different than any other ones you may follow.  I still plan to talk about personal finance, rental property, travel, and the pursuit of financial independence.  But to give all these topics the right context and the full picture, I need to start at the beginning.  I need to fill in the details of life from 2005 until now.  I want you to see the successes, the struggles, and all the milestones we passed along the way.  Therefore most of the “new” content will be back-dated to their appropriate dates in 2005, 2006, and beyond — until we’re caught up!

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