Every year, renters fret over how they will get back their security deposits. If you care about your money, you want to get back as much of your security deposit as possible. Here’s how renters can get back their security deposits without going to any extreme measures.
Don’t Throw out your Apartment Checklist
When you move into your new apartment, the last thing you want to do is worry about filling out some checklist. Besides, you’re so happy with your new apartment it will be difficult to find anything wrong with it. After about a month of living there, however, it’s likely that you will start noticing some issues – especially if it’s an older unit. This is why it’s crucial you fill out a move-in checklist every time you get a new apartment.
The rental inspection checklist is a way for you to prove that any issues with the apartment were there before you moved in. This will help you get back as much of your security deposit as possible. If you don’t fill out one of these lists, it’s possible the landlord will try to make you pay for repairs even if the damage was from a previous tenant.