Final inspection

Instructions for the final inspection

What should be taken into account before the final inspection?

You should be accurate and careful, as any deficiencies and defects found at the inspection can be corrected at your expense. These include:

• Not cleaning the apartment fully or in part
• Repairing damage that exceeds normal wear and tear, such as the cost of repairs caused by smoking, the cost of restoring unauthorised repairs and alterations and the cost of additional inspections
• Failure to return the original key.

These costs are covered by the security deposit. If the security deposit is not enough to cover the costs, Avain will collect the debt from the resident. This also applies to defects caused by the resident that could not be detected during the inspection of the apartment.

As such, please make sure that the fixtures, fittings, mouldings, sinks, taps, toilets, floor drains and ventilation valves, as well as the sauna, balcony, terrace, outdoor or cage storage and the apartment yard are in order.

Leave the resident folder, window key, possible hydrant key and the user manuals for the household appliances in the apartment. Plug in the inlet and outlet connections of the washing machine properly. You can ask for advice from the property management or maintenance company.

What should I do with the walls and floors before the final inspection?

If the walls need painting, use the original colour. Remove the wall plugs, brackets and mirrors, and level, sand and paint the marks and other holes they left behind. Use a professional at your own expense if you do not have the skills for renovation. If you have painted or papered walls in a different colour in the past, agree on this separately with the home inspector. If the walls do not need painting, you can leave the wall plugs in place.

What should I do with the doors and windows?

Leave the blinds, balcony glass panels, safety lock, peephole and safety chain in place. Please also remember to return all the original keys to the apartment and other premises as well as any additional keys you have made.

What should I do with the appliances?

Defrost and wash the refrigerator and freezer. Monitor the defrosting of the freezer, as water from the melting ice will cause water damage to the apartment if it enters between the laminate and in the structures or under cabinets. Leave the refrigerator and freezer doors open. Clean behind the stove and refrigerating equipment and clean the hotplates, baking trays and grates, and the grease filter of the cooker hood. Unplug the appliances or turn off the power to the appliances. Turn the kitchen fuse off.

What should I do with the apartment yard and storage?

If necessary, mow the lawn and remove weeds. Remove any garden supports and ornaments you have installed. You can ask for more information from the inspector during the preliminary inspection. Empty and clean the apartment’s own storage.