The Maryland move-in/move-out checklist is a document used by landlords to evaluate the condition of a residential dwelling both at the commencement and termination of a rental contract. Any unrepaired damage to the unit or other items included in the lease (e.g., appliances, furniture) should be noted in the checklist and conveyed to the tenant before the occupancy date. If a security deposit is collected, the tenant has the right to be present during the landlord’s inspection if such request is made by certified mail within fifteen (15) days of the tenant moving in. A final inspection will be conducted within five (5) days before or after the tenant vacates, and the date of the inspection must be communicated to the tenant in writing. The landlord will then determine what damages are to be charged against the tenant’s security deposit.
Laws – § 8-203.1