I was wondering if you guys could tell me what's important to check so I won't have any bad surprises once I've moved in!
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Look at everything. Seriously, if there's power and running water to the place, flip on every light switch, turn on every faucet and make sure hot water works alright, flush toilets etc. I look behind refrigerators/washers and make sure there's no bugs. If there's a bug problem in the place, you're likely to find signs of it behind things like the refrigerator/washer & dryer/microwave, etc. Check the ceilings in every room for water damage that might be signs of a leaky roof. Take note of any holes on the wall, or any holes that have been patched up.. any damage that the place might have at all. If you do decide to move in, they should give you a form to fill out listing all of the things that are wrong with the place anyway. Make sure you go over everything and list it all because if you don't, when you move out, they'll assume that damage was from you and they'll take it out of your deposit if you're renting. Look at window frames, open cabinets and closets. Especially the under the sink cabinets to make sure of no leaks or other pest problems. Literally look at everything.