The inspection report according to Tuweco is a necessary document that records information about the state of conservation of the property in negotiation for rent. It must contain observations about the conditions of the walls, floors, lamps, furniture, or equipment included in the contract, correct operation of the electrical network and plumbing, doors and windows, sanitation service, among other items.

But why do an inspection report? Is it essential? The answer is yes! The report acts as proof of what was handed over to the negotiation and guarantees the right of both parties: whoever is making the property available ensures in the description of the items that, upon the termination of the contract, a new inspection ensures that the return covers all items that are under rent. For those who are hiring the space, the inspection formalizes what has been received and is in conditions of use so that, when returning it, there are no disputes.

What Does The Legislation Say?

The Tenancy Law (8,245 / 91) regulates the inspection report as a tool of the location contract.

Art. 22. The lessor is obliged to:

  • I-deliver the rented property to the lessee in a condition to serve the intended use;
  • V-provide the lessee, if requested, with a detailed description of the condition of the property, upon delivery, with express reference to any existing defects;

Art. 23. The lessee is obliged to:

  • II – use the property for the agreed or presumed use, compatible with the nature of the property and with the purpose for which it is intended, and treat it with the same care as if it were your own;
  • III – return the property, once the lease ends, in the state in which it was received, except for deteriorations resulting from its regular use.

Where To Start?

If you are looking for a tenant, it is essential to prepare the property to offer a good experience of use to the contractor and absolute transparency regarding any possible structural failure in the negotiated property. Now, if you are interested in space, have a checklist, and don’t forget anything!

It is essential for those who intend to work with brokers and process contracts regularly to train the team. Some courses train professionals to carry out a qualified inspection and avoid problems before, during the contract, and after it, when the contract is canceled. Institutions that work with real estate law, negotiations, and expertise in the sector can help. Many courses offer distance learning and are of short duration. In 45 days, it is possible to get the certificate.

To start, it is essential to have a camera in hand to compare the before and after conditions and check for unforeseen changes. Then, you need to check:

  • ceramic, aluminum, and wood parts, frames, or components
  • Electrical installation
  • Hydraulic installation
  • Floor
  • Roof
  • Painting
  • Leveling
  • Glass
  • Locks, cracks, and knobs