Final inspection

Instructions for the final inspection

What should be taken into account before the final inspection?

Take care of any repair needs revealed during the preliminary inspection and do what is requested in the moving-out letter. You should be careful and thorough, as any deficiencies and defects found in the final inspection may need to 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 will result in re-serialisation of the apartment locks, which is charged according to the price list for residents.

These costs are primarily covered by the security deposit. If the security is not sufficient, the excess costs are deducted from the right-of-occupancy payment before refunding. If this is still not enough, the remaining expenses are collected from the resident.

Leave the resident folder, window key, possible hydrant key and the user manuals for the household appliances, as well as any other equipment, in the apartment. If you have installed your own dishwasher, make sure to plug the inlet and outlet connections of the dishwasher properly. Test that the connections are secure. Also plug in the inlet and outlet connections of the washing machine.

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 entire wall. 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 balcony glazing, safety lock, peephole, safety chain, blinds installed between the windows and on the surface of single-glazed balcony doors as well as the balcony blinds or curtains in place. The blinds and their mechanisms must be in working order when moving out. Please also remember to return all the original keys to the apartment and other premises as well as any additional keys you have made. Wash the windows and window frames, glass balcony railings and balcony glazing. In case of frost, use a window cleaner that does not freeze.

What should I do with the appliances?

Defrost and wash the refrigerator and freezer. Monitor the defrosting of the freezer and protect the floor from the melting water, as water will cause water damage to the apartment if it enters between the laminate and under the structures/cabinets. Disconnect the power cables and 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. When you remove a dishwasher you have installed yourself, plug the water and sewer connections to avoid water damage. Also install the original piece of furniture and the door back in place.

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 storage. Remember to also take any items you have stored in the common areas, such as bicycles and sleds.