If my lease states the landlord’s agent and tenant will conduct a pre-move in inspection and this never happened, is my lease voided?

No inspections; nothing done on the landlord’s part. It is clearly spelled out in the lease and was not upheld by the landlord. Is my lease in default?

Asked on August 18, 2011 Georgia


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If the lease that you signed for your unit states that you and the landord were to do a move in inspection and one never happened, it does not void your lease or even make it voidable. The provision was done as a safeguard for you in the event there were problems with the unit when you moved in which you do not want to be responsible for when you move out.

You should immediately notify your landlord that you need an inspection of your unit at this point and follow up with your request with a written letter. When the inspection is completed, obtain a copy of the report for future use. Your lease is not in default.

Good luck.


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