Property Checklist

When moving into your off campus residence be sure to:

  1. Make notes of the conditions of each of the listed items below.
    Download the Property Checklist (Word doc)
  2. Take pictures of the items of concern during move-in.

View the Property Checklist Video for Helpful hints

Exterior of building and yards

  • Building exterior appears to be clean and well maintained
  • All doors, stairs and fire escapes are unobstructed and in good and working condition
  • Property around the building is clean and well maintained
  • Porches/patio/balcony are free of furniture designed for interior use
  • Garbage containers with lids provided (totes if required)
  • Fluids for snow blower, lawn equipment, etc. are not stored in building

Living room, common areas

  • All interior walls and ceilings are in good condition (no sign of leaks or mold)
  • The walls are sufficiently sound proof
  • Electric outlets have covers and are in good and working condition (GFCI preferred)
  • All wall electrical switches work easily and light fixtures work properly
  • Hallways and common areas are illuminated
  • Smoke detectors are in each hallway leading to bedrooms and are in good and working condition
  • Windows operate easily
  • All exit routes are clear, doors work freely
  • Exit doors free of locking devices that may interfere with exiting (no keys required to exit)
  • Carbon Monoxide detector present in apartment
  • No leftover couches or chairs unless the apartment is being rented furnished

Kitchen

  • All interior walls, ceiling and floor are in good condition (no sign of leaks or mold)
  • Electric outlets have covers and are in good and working condition (GFCI preferred)
  • All wall electrical switches work easily and light fixtures work properly
  • Do appliances provided appear to be clean and in good and working condition?
  • Are the appliances' electrical cords in good condition?
  • Kitchen exhaust and kitchen surfaces are free of grease
  • Hot and cold water turns on and off without leaks
  • Sink drains ok (not really slowly, with no leaks underneath the sink)
  • Windows operate easily
  • Exit route is clear, doors work freely
  • Fire extinguisher available Cabinets are clean

Utilities & Housekeeping

  • There are enough phone/cable jacks in the residence's rooms
  • There is enough storage
  • All circuits marked on electrical panel  (breaker & fuses)
  • Basement is not cluttered with combustible debris
  • Oil/gas burners have an identified emergency shut off switch
  • Laundry rooms (if provided) are neat, clean and free of lint
  • The basement is dry and free of standing water and mold
  • A 3-foot clearance is maintained around furnace, boiler and hot water tank
  • Do all of the rooms have heat?
  • You have identified your mailbox
  • Bike storage
  • No temporary wiring
  • No wiring under rugs or passing through doorways
  • Location of sump pump
  • Location of fuse box
  • Location of water softener

Bathroom(s)

  • Interior walls, ceiling and floor are in good condition (no sign of leaks or mold)
  • Electric outlets have covers and are in good and working condition (GFCI preferred)
  • All wall electrical switches work easily and light fixtures work properly
  • Hot and cold water turns on and off without leaks from  sink
  • Hot and cold water turns on and off without leaks from  tub or shower
  • Good water pressure
  • The window operates easily or there is an exhaust vent fan (exhausted to exterior)
  • Toilet flushes completely and does not leak
  • Tub and sink drains ok, (not really slowly or clogged)
  • Towel bars are well anchored

Bedrooms

  • Interior walls, ceiling and floor are in good condition (no sign of leaks or mold)
  • Electric outlets have covers and are in good and working condition (GFCI preferred)
  • All wall electrical switches work easily and light fixtures work properly
  • Smoke detector is present in bedroom and tests ok (be sure to press button to test)
  • Window (1 required) operates easily, glass not broken, screens provided
  • Door works freely, latches and locks (no keys required to exit)
  • Closets are clean and empty of materials/boxes,etc.