[Checklist] Preparing Your Property to Rent

checklist preparing your property to rentGood, clean properties attract good, clean people. BMG Rentals (with offices in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT and Idaho Falls, ID) uses the following check list to ensure that the property is in top notch condition before the tenant moves in. By doing this the bar has been set high and the tenants can be held responsible to keep the property in that same condition. The following is their list of what should be expected before the property is rented.

  • Entire premises should be clean and ready for someone to move in
  • Carpets should be cleaned professionally
  • There should be no unusual odors
  • All plumbing fixtures should be functioning without leaks or drips
  • Caulk any cracks or gaps around plumbing fixtures
  • Window treatments should be clean and in working order
  • Appliances should be in good working order
  • All furniture should be removed
  • All electrical outlets and switches need to have cover plates
  • New filter in heating system
  • Smoke alarms must be working
  • All light fixtures and bulbs should be working
  • All person items and trash should be removed from the property including the attic and storage areas
  • Exterior door locks should all function and have keys
  • Lawn should be in good condition and trees trimmed away from property