(Closed) Apartment inspection?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should have no worries if you’re not breaking the lease, doing or have anything illegal in the apartment, etc.  My mom’s maintenance always stops by to make sure things are okay regarding plumbing, fire alarms, etc.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cirk:  Don’t worry.  They aren’t going to kick you out for being messy!  Most rental companies don’t want to go through the hastle of moving people in and out.  It’s probably just the things you mentioned.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@cirk:  I assume you are renting? Most realestates hold routine inspections to make sure that tenants havent damaged the property in any way and to check fire alarms.

Legally no, they are not allowed to go through your belongings, and no you dont have to be there. I personally perfer to but that is me. Normally they have to give 7 days notice. And its only a two hour period

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cirk:  It’s routine usually.  They may have gone in before without you knowing to be honest. They’re allowed to as long as it’s emergency related.  But you can’t get kicked out for being messy.  They can ask you to clean up a bit if there’s any insect problems.  Not saying you’re THAT messy though.  =)  Relax!  You guys will be fine!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cirk:  😉 I know.   I feel the same as you when I have maintenance coming to my apartment.  I’ve freaked out a few times even though I knew I’d be home.  I just don’t care for strangers coming into my apartment.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@cirk:  leave a maintance request on your kitchen table/bench

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d prefer to be at home also, but I’ve also had these happen when I couldn’t (and so has Fiance when we we’re living together).  As other posters said they are likely just doing routine checks (smoke alarms, furnace filters, making sure you didn’t trash the place, etc).  They don’t care if it looks lived in (cause people LIVE there!).

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’m not sure if it’s the same in the US as it is in Canada, but the landlord’s insurance company is the one who will have made this request originally.  They’ll just be doing a cursory inspection checking things like electrical, plumbing, smoke alarms, and windows. So don’t worry, they’re not going to be checking up on you per se, they’ll be checking for deficiencies in order to comply with their insurance policy (and therefore, their mortgage company if applicable.)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

our staff does this once a year… it’s mostly to make sure the fire alarms are working, and also to check the buildings for their insurance policy.  we like to be present for our own peace of mind. go talk to your office, they may be able to schedule a specific time to come to your place to do their inspection if you aren’t comortable with them just coming in as they please. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

it doesn’t matter how messy it is, as long as it isn’t downrright dirty (aka roaches coming out of the sink!) They’re probably just testing fire alarms and changing out hvac filters.  Every apartment I lived in did these inspections 2x/year.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

They do these every year here too.  They check the fire detector and take a quick peak in every room to make sure there’s nothing crazy going on.

I make sure I don’t have any underwear laying around (I use a drying rack instead of the dryer) but that’s about it.  I’m sure they have seen some really messy places, so don’t worry about it!

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