On the zInspector website, side-by-side inspection reports can be easily generated for comparative purposes; in this format, differences in property conditions or photos are often very apparent.
The most common comparison report is a Move-In to Move-Out (MiMo). Other comparisons are also possible. A Move-Out to Move-In report, for instance, may highlight remediation efforts taken on a property between tenants. Step-by-step instructions follow.
Note: A comparison report can only be generated for two condition-table inspections that occurred for the same property.
1. Log in to your zInspector account via web browser.
2. Go to Timeline.
3. To the right of the filter buttons, click the Compare Documents button (it looks like a scale).
Note: Alternately, you can access this feature for a specific property via the Properties list: click on any Property Name link to see that property’s dashboard, then click on the Compare button.
Note: Your default Span settings will apply to the individual reports automatically. Change them, as needed before continuing.
7. With Property, Inspection 1, and Inspection 2 all specified, click Compare. Wait for the report to generate. This may take some time, depending on the sizes of the reports being compared (especially number and quality of photos they contain). A message will display at the bottom of the window when the report has finished downloading.
6. Open the downloaded PDF report in your default file download location (such as the Downloads folder). You can now view conditions and photos side-by-side and readily see any condition changes that may have occurred between performance of the two inspection activities.
In the following example, the Master Bedroom was remodeled during between Move-Out and Move-In.
Tip: Comparison report PDFs can be easily shared or emailed.