Checklist for Moving out of Rental Property
Planning to move out of your rental home soon? Here are some of the things you need to do first. If you are seeking your security deposit back, you need to follow the checklist for moving out of your rental property. Below are also some helpful tips. If you have any questions, call your property management company for help.
Get back your security deposit
Know when to break a lease
Before you move, make sure you know the details of your lease agreement and the penalties that may apply should you have to break the lease. Knowing what you’re signing or have signed, will help you avoid paying penalties.
Clean before moving out
Cleaning your rental is essential to ensuring you get your damage or security deposit back. If you have pets, it’s even more important to clean your place thoroughly and fix any damages caused. If possible, consider hiring a professional cleaner to do the job. Some property management companies require you hiring a professional company. Also, complete the inspection report that the landlord prepared before you moved in to make sure that any pre-existing damage isn’t blamed on you.
On moving day, ensure you check the list of essential tasks – stuff that can cause last minute panic. Do another walkthrough of the entire house to make sure everything is packed. Check the closets, the drawers, the cupboards, the garage, and the attic to make sure you haven’t left anything behind. Make sure all windows and doors are closed and locked, including the basement and garage. Shut off make the water if the house will remain empty for a while. Don’t forget to remove garbage and get rid of items that you don’t want to move.
Leave all keys behind
Make sure you’ve collected all the keys from every household member then leave them on the kitchen counter for the new residents. Remember also to leave the garage door opener, too.
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