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After you sign the lease for your new rental home, it is important to do a home inspection of the new location with the owner/landlord, if possible. If the landlord is not available, you should make a list of all the damage on your own and fax it over as soon as possible, even before you unpack. Your list should include any damage or problem areas you see in the new rental such as paint chipping, cracks, stains in rugs, water damage, stains on ceiling, broken tiles, broken windows, etc.