A move-in checklist provides a written statement of the condition of the property by requiring both the landlord and tenant to inspect the premises. This is required in 17 States only if the landlord requires a security deposit in the lease. The move-in checklist helps protect the tenant from their security deposit being wrongfully deducted to damages that did not occur during the tenant’s time on the property.
Required States (17)
The following States require that a landlord provide a move-in checklist to the tenant to be completed prior to move-in, or shortly thereafter, are (see table):
|Massachusetts||Chapter 186, Section 15B(2)(b)|
|New Hampshire||RSA 540-A:6(I)(c)|
|North Dakota||§ 47-16-07.2|
|Oregon (Portland ONLY)||§ 30.01.087(D)(1)|