For a step-by-step walkthrough of a Property Management Inspection, see this article.
With zInspector 3, condition-based templates for property management inspection, such as Move In and Move Out, can be customized in different ways.
Condition Values (Ratings)
The condition values N, S, D, and ! stand for New, Satisfactory, Damaged, and Action Item. This straightforward property inspection approach has been used by many property managers for decades. It’s effective because it demands the inspector to commit to very specific terms for each inspected detail—and that’s why zInspector implements it. Inspection reports conducted using other metrics tend to be vague, and that limits their usefulness. whereas these statuses allow you to categorize inspection items easily and designate needed actions quickly.
- A condition value must be assigned to each detail in every area.*
- A detail assigned an Action Item (!) can be additionally assigned a letter condition value (such as D) for clarity.
- A broken Window detail would be assigned D and ! (Repair required) ratings.
- An HVAC filter needing replacement would be assigned S and ! (Maintenance required) ratings.
- Default primary condition values are: New (N), Satisfactory (S) , and Damaged (D).
- Default secondary values are: Excellent (E); Satisfactory & Clean (SC), Fair (F) and Poor (P); and Damaged and Needs Attention (DN) and Damaged and Needs Re-Hab (DR). (To select one, tap and hold down on the corresponding primary condition value).
- Default condition values can be changed! [Article under construction]
*Ignoring appliances, or skipping the yard in a specific inspection? Not inspecting a specific room where a rowdy pet is contained? Seeing a specific detail listed in the template that is not actually part of the property? When either a specific detail or an entire area of a property won’t be inspected or doesn’t apply, you can tap the ⊗ for any Area to mark it as Not Inspected or for any detail to mark it as Not Present. Details marked as Not Present will be removed from future inspections of the property.