How to Perform a Walk-Through on a Vietnam Condo


Kyla Camille | |

Vietnam is becoming an increasingly desirable place to relocate to. Not only is it a safe place for locals and foreigners alike, but the weather is almost always pleasant, the cost of living is low, there is a lively and thriving culture and the country is working on improving its infrastructure.

If you already live in the country or plan on making a move, the first step is to find the best condos for rent in Vietnam. The final step is to perform a final “walk through” so you can be sure that the property is up to code and is exactly what you want before you sign the lease.

When to Plan a Walk-Through

Renters can perform a walk-through on the very same day they arrive to check out the property. Failing that, the first day you are to move in is a great time to do so – although it is always nice to do the walk through before you arrive with a truck loaded with all of your belongings.

What to Do During a Walk-Through

You do not need to be a home inspector in order to be able to sufficiently inspect a rental property (this is particularly true as any issues with the property are the responsibility of the landlord, not you). You should check for some basic things to make sure that the property meets you expectations, including:

Turn the lights on and off in every room of the home. The lights should function correctly. If a light does not turn on and the landlord says it is because of the light bulb, have him or her replace it so that you can make sure the light fixture is properly wired.

Run the water and look for leaks. The last thing you want is to be paying a landlord to stay in a wet and moldy accommodation. The faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen should be run, and you should be able to look under the cabinets for any signs of leaks.

Flush the toilets. The toilet should flush without any signs of being clogged or having inadequate water pressure.

Test the appliances. If the property is listed as having a working washer and dryer, get them running. If the dishwasher is included, make sure that works too. Just pressing a few buttons and letting the appliances run for ten to thirty seconds will tell you whether or not they are operational.

Inspect all ceilings, walls and floors. As you walk through the property, be sure to turn your gaze upwards and downwards, and then side to side. Everything should make you feel secure that the foundation of the property is stable and not on the verge of disintegration and collapse.

Try the air conditioning. The landlord or property manager should be more than happy to allow you to try the air conditioning unit of the property. Temperatures in Vietnam can rise up to sweltering levels, so it is important that you have a sturdy and dependable air conditioning unit in place.

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