Housing Complex

Inauguration Housing: Film, Document Everything

U.S. News and World Report relays nine tips for people renting out their properties for the inauguration. Most of them are pretty obvious, except for the one below. While it may appeal to your paranoid side, it's probably a good idea:

9. Document the Condition. In the event that your tenants leave your home in poor condition, you'll want to have good documentation of the property's condition before they arrived. "Videotape the outside of the house, videotape every room, videotape every closet," Palmieri says. "Also the appliances, the artwork, everything that's [in the house]." Such documentation will help you prove that your home was in good shape before the tenant arrived, should a conflict arise.

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