The Kentucky move-in/move-out checklist is a form with which landlords can document the condition of a rental property both at the beginning and end of a lease term to determine whether any damage was caused by the tenants. Although its use is suggested in all rental scenarios, a checklist is only legally required if the landlord charges a security deposit, in which case the report must be completed and presented to each tenant before the deposit is collected. Tenants have the right to inspect the premises before taking occupancy to ascertain the correctness of the landlord’s findings and to determine whether any defects exist that might result in a charge against their deposit upon moving out. The checklist is considered valid once dated and signed by the parties.
Laws – § 383.580(2)