Depending on the city or country where the property is located it might be mandatory to make an inventory before the start of the tenancy or both before and after the tenancy. In case it is not legally required, the parties can agree to make an inventory in order to define the condition of the property and avoid any misunderstandings with regards to the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy.
The costs of the inventory may vary and, depending on the applicable regulations, it may be entirely at the landlord’s or tenant’s expense, or shared between the parties. Legislation covering inventory, such as whether one is legally required and who bares the costs, may differ from one city to another.
Spotahome strongly recommends you check with a lawyer or any competent authorities if any specific regulations, restrictions or obligations are applicable to your case.