After you have sent a notice of termination, an inspection of renovation needs will be performed in the apartment. The inspection will be carried out usually with a master key, between 8:00-16:00., and the visit does not need to be agreed separately with the inspector nor does the tenant need to be present.The apartment does not need to be cleaned for this inspection. If you have a pet in your apartment, or you do not agree to the use of a master key for some other reason, you can make an appointment for the inspection with the inspector. Please note that the apartment should be inspected as soon as possible after sending the notice of termination.
If you have given a permission to inspect your apartment using a master key but prevent the inspector accessing the apartment, or if you have agreed on a time for the visit but are not present at the agreed time, an invoice for € 35 will be sent to you due to the unnecessary inspection visit.
The apartment’s renovation needs will be reviewed during the inspection. The apartment’s cleanliness level will also be inspected. Often, the tenant is still living in the apartment at this point and the moving-out cleaning has not been done, which will be taken into account during the inspection. A report will be left in the apartment after the inspection, detailing the matters that the tenant needs to rectify before moving out. The inspection report reflects the situation at the moment of the inspection and, as such, it does not guarantee that your security deposit will be returned in full. The tenant has the duty to take good care of the apartment until the end of their rental agreement and they must perform the final cleaning.
If you live in a shared apartment, please remember to tell your flatmates you are moving out and that the apartment will be inspected. Please also take care of the final clean-up of the shared premises.