What should I be aware of when taking over the lease?

There are no rules for how the condition of the lease should be when you move in. It should, however, be ready for a new tenant to move into. The condition of the lease at the time of occupation must be visible in the contract too. For instance is the walls freshly painted, are the floors polished and do you have to repair the lease when moving out?

It is always a good idea to review the property for defects when moving in. From acquisition you have 14 days do inform the landlord of any defects.