The Virginia move-in/move-out checklist is a document used during the inspection process performed at the start and the end of a tenancy. Depending on the landlord’s policies, the inspection can be carried out either by the landlord, the tenant, or the landlord and tenant jointly, within five (5) days of occupancy. The completed form reports on the condition of the dwelling unit, listing any pre-existing damages, and items that require repair or maintenance. At the end of a rental term, another inspection can be performed itemizing any damages beyond ordinary wear and tear, which can incur deductions to the tenant’s security deposit refund. The landlord must provide a written notice to the tenant of their right to be present while the move-out checklist is being completed, which must then be signed by both parties if they are in agreement with the inspection.
Laws – § 55.1-1214
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