What are the benefits of an incoming/outgoing faults inspection?

Private Property South Africa
Tenant Profile Network

Q&A with Michelle Dickens from the Tenant Profile Network.


The first thing about an incoming and outgoing inspection is that it is a legal requirement in terms of the Rental Housing Act. It must be performed jointly by both the landlord or his agent and the tenant.

Only at the point of doing the incoming and outgoing inspection can it be determined what damage has been caused and to what the deposit can be allocated.

Looking to sell your home?
Advertise your property to millions of interested buyers by listing with Private Property now!
List your home privately


Found this content useful?

Get the best of Private Property's latest news and advice delivered straight to your inbox each week

Related Articles

Is a landlord obligated to secure the property?
According to the Rental Housing Amendment Bill, a property must be fit for the purpose for which it was let.
Does the "Voetstoets" clause still apply to lease agreements?
The Rental Housing Amendment Bill now requires that the landlord maintains and places the property fit for the purpose for which it was let.
Should an attorney be used to draft a lease agreement?
Tenant Profile Network offers lease agreement packs, which is a standardised set of legal documents in accordance with the Rental Housing Act.