Skip to main content

What are the rules about moving out?

Do you manage one or more rental properties? If so, it is important to be familiar with the legislation about moving out inspections. So, what are the rules about moving out and templates for moving out inspections?

This, and much more, will be elaborated below. We will go through everything you need to know regarding moving out inspections.

What do you need to be aware of regarding moving out?

When a tenant terminates their tenancy agreement, you have to handle a lot of paperwork. For example, you have to replace the tenant which requires at least two moving inspections. Below, we will elaborate the legislation that you need to be aware of.

You must have a moving out inspection

When a tenant moves out, you must conduct a moving out inspection, and the tenant has a right to be present during the inspection. This means that the tenant and landlord check the condition of the property together.

The tenant should be invited to the moving inspection due to the documentation of the rental property’s condition. This means that the tenant and the landlord can agree upon the deficiencies, and with the report in hand, it is crystal clear what is on the landlord’s expense and what is on the tenant’s expense.

The legislation regarding moving inspections is dependent on the number of rental properties the landlord owns. If you, as a landlord, own more than one rental property, you must invite the tenant to a moving out inspection two weeks after the tenant moved out at the latest.


The tenant must receive a copy of the moving report

When a tenant moves out of a private rental property, the landlord must provide a copy of the moving out report at the end of the moving inspection. This can either be on paper or digitally.

The tenant must sign the report and thereby, approve the flaws and deficiencies noted in the report. This is also applicable to business leases.

Moving out and refurbishing

To a large extent, the legislation regarding moving out and refurbishing depends on the tenancy agreement.

If the tenancy agreement states that the tenant is responsible for interior maintenance, this is in effect. However, if something else is stated in the tenancy agreement, that is in effect.

Usually, the tenant is responsible for refurbishing the rental property when moving out. For example, this could be in regards to painting, polishing the floors and other interior maintenance. But it is dependent on the tenancy agreement.

Do you want access to a checklist when you conduct moving out inspections?

With DomuSpect, it is very easy to conduct digital moving inspections as everything is handled in the app. The app is developed as a checklist to ensure that you remember all of the needed information. When you have finished, you tap PDF, and a complete and valid report is automatically created.

Are you insecure about moving inspections and the Danish Rental Act? If you use DomuSpect, there is no reason to worry. The app is developed in collaboration with a legal team who specialise in the legislation regarding moving in and out inspections.

Do you want to make moving inspections with the help of our app for digital moving in and out reports? Have no hesitation contacting us.

Call us on +44 2039 361288 or send an email to

Download DomuSpect for free below and try the app yourself. You receive two free moving reports which means you can try both a moving in and out report.