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Home Inspection Checklist: How to get the most out of your inspection

Checklist Best Practices | By | 24 Mar 2015 | 2 minute read

Home inspections are an important part of buying or selling a house. The buyer needs to know what condition the house is in, while the seller may like to know if their house is in a good enough condition to sell.

Property Managers inspect properties on behalf of landlords, with the need to produce a report of their findings. Whether you are a buyer, seller, or property manager, you need a home inspection checklist.

While inspecting a property and writing things down as you see them is better than nothing, it is important to know what it is exactly you should be looking at.

This is where a home inspection checklist comes in. Having a checklist forces you to be vigilant and not miss anything with your inspections.

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We have created a simple checklist for inspecting a home, ideal for if you are looking to buy, or looking to sell. The checklist is in a very simple format and checks the essentials in every section of your home for quality purposes.

The checklist can be found in the Public Library of iAuditor and is titled “Home Inspection Checklist” under the author Jarrod Boyd. It can be downloaded and used for free by anyone that has the free inspection app iAuditor.

There are many other Home Inspection and Property Management checklists available in the Public Library as well. “Fresh Move – Periodic Property Inspection Report” by James Gardner and “Colliers International | Baltimore Property Inspection” by Colliers International are two of many available.

With over 50,000 templates in the Public Library you can also find incredibly specific templates, much like Adrian Thompson’s from the Guild of Residential Landlords. Adrian has created a couple of fantastic iAuditor templates for home inspections.

His template, “Control of Legionella Risk Assessment for Landlords and Agents” is only available through the Guild’s website.

The template is very comprehensive and covers a step by step process to inspect your water system to ensure the control of Legionella.


“We really are finding iAuditor fantastic to use and the template creation is really good,” Adrian says.

Although iAuditor’s usability is intuitive and simple, Adrian still takes into account the portion of people who may not be very tech savvy.

“I produced it the other way round. I started on iAuditor and then produced a paper version for those not into technology so much.”

iAuditor is available for free on both iOS and Android.

Author: Jarrod Boyd.

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