Home Inspection for a tenant

As a tenant, haven’t you got a Home Inspection done?

The first thought that comes to mind when asked such a question is, why should I care that much? The place seems reasonably fine and for the rent I am paying, this is probably what I can expect. Of course, there is a condition by the landlord that I have to give the place back in the same condition and to do that, all that may be required could be to give a coat of paint to the walls before I vacate. What else is there for me to worry about?

But it may not be as easy as it seems. The property owner will certainly expect that in case of any damage to the property you will have get it repaired.

Are you sure, for example, that a toilet seat cover has not been held together by glue (which you may not have observed at your reconnaissance visit)? A few days later you find yourself saddled with the broken piece of toilet seat cover. You will then be running around for a replacement of the same shade and make and if you are not able to get that, you are at the mercy of the landlord who could charge you an exorbitant amount.

So why get into such hassles when you can insure yourself from such incidents by getting an home inspection conducted to identify all such points which could make your life a hassle, both during your stay and when you clear out from the place.