A walk-thru is the most common procedure - both at the beginning and end of your lease. With how competitive the rental market has become, most landlords likely wouldn't even give you the chance to have a full on inspection when they have scores of other tenants who are willing to sign the lease ASAP.
Always worth a try, though.
Robert J. Rapp
Just Sold | 66 Rossi Avenue, San Francisco $3,300,000