Thinking about renting or leasing an Apartment, Condo, Townhome or 1/2 Duplex unit home in Central Florida?
You may want to consider ordering a Pre-Rental or Pre-Lease Inspection?
A Pre-Rental or Pre-Lease inspection is similar to a Buyers inspection however it is designed to focus in on both cosmetic and functionality concerns and is performed to document the current condition of the Apartment or Condo unit prior to signing your Rental or Lease Agreement.
It is done for the benefit of the lessee and should be done prior to signing a lease agreement. A copy should be provided to the lessor or management company to be included in your file. Permission for us to inspect a unit will need to be obtained from the lessor or management company prior to scheduling your inspection.
If you are required to sign a lease agreement first, then we suggest that you make the inspection a contingency with full refund of your deposit in the event that you are not satisfied with the condition of the unit after viewing your inspection report.
It’s more common for this type of inspection to be performed on older properties or for long-term leases, but it can also benefit new construction for documentation purposes.
The inspection will be performed in accordance with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP), which is designed for a transparent inspection procedure and to provide impartial information about the property.
The purpose of the inspection is for documentation to help protect your interest and your security deposit when you move out or terminate your lease. It is a visual, non-intrusive inspection with photos for cosmetic purposes and includes common elements such as the Air conditioning, electrical outlets, lighting, windows, appliances and more. This is difference than an inspection for purchase and does not include structural or mechanics.
Post-rental inspections are also available to document the before and after lease conditions.
As a Renter, you need to have documentation to protect you deposit. A third party inspection is your best option.
Whether you’re the landlord or tenant, and whether you’re at the pre-lease, mid-lease or post-lease stage of your Commercial Lease Agreement, having a third-party inspection performed is one of the smartest decisions you can make. To ensure that you’re up-to-date on the condition of the property and receive a thorough inspection by a trained and impartial inspector, be sure to hire a member of CCPIA, the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association. AmeriHome Advisors, LLC is CCPIA certified.