How To Prep For Flat Inspection With JHC
Prepare for a flat or rental inspection with Johannesburg Housing Company. Learn how to handle move-out inspections effectively.
Flat or rental inspection can feel like a daunting experience. That’s because a rental inspection is done to identify any damages done to the property, and building managers, upon inspection, get to decide who will cover what costs or who is responsible for fixing the faults that occurred in the flat. When moving in, you and your building manager should have done a move-in inspection to determine any faults in and around the flat, so you know what you’re responsible for and what the property company is responsible for. Let’s dive in to find out how you can get ready for a move-out inspection with Johannesburg Housing Company.
Firstly; Tidy Up
If you trust in your own cleaning magnificence, then you should reserve at least one day to do a proper deep clean around the flat. Assuming you’ve been living there for at least a year (which is the minimum preferred rental period), you would have accumulated a bit of dirt in and around the flat. This is not to say you are untidy, but, you know, dust and furniture staying in one place may be contributing to the flat needing a bit of a deep clean. If you want to take it easy and focus on other parts of your move, then take advantage of cleaning services such as SweepSouth, where you can input the size of your flat, which rooms and places you want to be cleaned, and so forth. Ensure that your home is clean so that it is easy for you and your building manager to perform the inspection. In some buildings, even dirt may be fined to the tenant upon move-out inspection, especially if you found the flat clean when you moved in. So cover, or rather clean your bases.
Check The Electricals
Depending on the problem, fixing electronic issues could be the tenant's or the landlord’s responsibility. Either way, it’s best to identify any issues before the inspection. So, take a walk around your flat, check if all the bulbs still work, and change the faulty ones before inspection. Check the plugs, and other electrical points too to ensure you cover your tracks.
Next Is Plumbing
With plumbing, what’s nice is that you would’ve reported any faults from the moment you were still staying in the flat. But, as a courtesy and a ‘safe than sorry’ move, check if all your plumbing is still good. Leakes are mainly the thing you will be looking out for, so make sure all is well before inspection day, and you’ll be sorted.
Walls, Floors, And Doors
The title may sound like an Encanto soundtrack, but believe us, these three can cause problems for you on inspection day. If you have been in your artistic era and decking your walls with decor while your floors enjoyed some beautifully designed rugs and mats, you may want to give them a nice clean to get rid of any stains that formed during your stay. Check door handles when cleaning too, as they may harbour a lot of dirt due to being touched so much. Don’t forget to also peep the ceiling to check for any mould that may have formed during your stay.
Moving Out And Looking For A New Home?
At JHC, we don’t just offer tips on how to make the most of your move-out inspection but also offer affordable flats to rent in the heart of Johannesburg. It is kind of the main part of our business, so when we say we know what we’re talking about here, we mean it. Take a look at our homes if you are looking for a new place to call ‘mi casa’. We have bachelor, 1-bed, 2-bed, and 3-bed apartments available to rent. We even have apartments with shared facilities, so depending on your needs, preferred area, and budget, you can get a flat fit for your royal self. Wondering how to apply for a place at JHC before worrying about a move-in inspection? Here’s how:
You must hand in a completed application form with all supporting documents, namely:
- Certified copy of original ID document or valid passport and permit
- Original or certified copy of latest payslip
- Original or certified copy of 3 months recent bank statements if you are employed
- Original or certified copy of 6 months recent bank statements if you are self-employed
- Certified copy of company or close corporation registration forms if applicable
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