_____Have you thoroughly inspected the apartment, furnishings, fixtures, plumbing, heating, appliances, locks, windows, common areas, etc?
_____Have you inquired about the landlord through other tenants, friends, the Chamber of Commerce, etc?
_____Have you received information about utilities, deposits, repairs, etc?
_____Does the lease contain in writing all of the promises or representations the landlord has made to you about the information received above?
_____Have you taken a copy of the lease and any rules or regulations of the landlord to an attorney to be reviewed before signing it?
_____Have you and your landlord completed a check-in sheet listing all damages, defects, furnishings and appliances, and fixtures and describing your overall cleanliness of the premises?
_____Have you obtained written receipts for all monies paid to the landlord noting what each is for?
Do you have a file for your:
____Receipts, canceled checks for deposits, rent, money spent on cleaning and repairs, etc.
____Correspondence with the landlord
____Tenant's insurance policy
_____Have you and your landlord completed a checkout sheet listing all damage, defects, furnishings and appliances, and fixtures and describing the overall cleanliness of the premises?
_____Does the checkout sheet correspond exactly to the check-in sheet?
_____Does the checkout sheet list an address where the landlord can return your deposit to you?