Adding tenant's own comments

The final inspection report is a critical document that outlines the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy. It's digitally sent to tenants for review, and they have the opportunity to add their own comments and even photos. While this is an important step to ensure fairness and transparency, it's crucial to approach it the right way.

  • Be Selective: You don't need to comment on every single item in the report. Focus on areas where you genuinely disagree with the findings. Over-commenting can dilute the impact of your valid concerns.

  • Provide Evidence: If you disagree with a particular point, it's beneficial to include photographic evidence to support your claim.

  • Be Specific: General comments like "that was like it when I moved in" are less effective than specific, detailed feedback. Should this be the case, it will be highlighted in the report already as a comparison photo, or be referred to in the Check-In document.

  • Understand the Report: Remember, the report will highlight all concerns, including those that may have been present at the start of the tenancy. Just because something is highlighted doesn't mean it should automatically be disagreed with.

  • Consult Initial Inventory: Before adding comments, it's wise to consult the initial inventory report. This can help differentiate between pre-existing conditions and those that occurred during the tenancy.

  • Be Timely: Make sure to add your comments within 14 days. Delayed responses may not be considered in the final assessment.

In summary, adding your own comments to the final inspection report is your opportunity to clarify any discrepancies and ensure a fair evaluation. However, it's important to be selective, specific, and timely in your responses to make the process as smooth as possible.