STREAMLINE THE MOVE-IN AND MOVE-OUT PROCESS
Our Move-In and Move-Out Checklists Make the Moving Process a Breeze
Whether you’re moving into a new rental or out of your current one, the process can be confusing and time-consuming, and it’s easy to make mistakes. Our move-in and move-out checklists help you streamline the process, highlighting exactly what you need to do and when. Check out the lists below, and give us a call if you find yourself with questions:760-322-7961
Welcome to your new home! Before you take the keys, there are a few things you’ll need to do.
Pay Your First Month’s Rent and Any Additional Move-In Fees
You’ll need to pay your first month’s rent and any additional move-in fees when you sign your lease. A security deposit will be collected and held for the duration of your lease. When you move-out, a portion may be used to pay any damages beyond normal wear and tear.
Schedule Your Move-In Date and First Inspection
When you sign your lease, you’ll also receive your official move-in date. An inspection may also be scheduled at the same time. This is a chance to highlight any potential issues with your rental before you move in.
Call to Place Your Utilities in Your Name
When you move in, the unit’s utilities will need to be placed under your name. In order to avoid any outages, it’s a good idea to do this about 5 days before your official move-in date. Your lease may require you to place the utilities in your name within a few days of your move-in to avoid violating the terms of your agreement.
We wish that good tenants could stay forever. But when you’re ready to move on, the steps below can help make the move-out process easier.
Give Notice of Your Intended Move-Out Date
When you decide it’s time to move out, check your lease first. If you’ll be moving out before your current term is over, you may need to pay fees in order to break your lease. Either way, you’ll need to provide written notice of your intent to vacate, including the date that you intend to move out.
Return Your Unit to Rent-Ready Condition
Before you hand over your keys, you’ll need to return your unit to the same condition it was in when you moved in.
Cleaning all rooms of the property, paying close attention to the kitchen and bathroom spaces. If the carpets need a deep cleaning, do that now.
Remove all personal property, including garbage accumulated during the move-out process.
Make sure that your outdoor spaces, including the yard, landscaping, patio, or balcony, are returned to the condition they were in when you moved in. This includes mowing the lawn, weeding, and replacing outdoor light bulbs.
If damage has occurred in the unit, like holes left by nails in the walls, you’ll need to complete repairs or let our office know that you’ll need help doing so.
Receive Your Security Deposit
Within 21 days of your move-out date, you’ll receive your security deposit back, minus any unpaid ledger balances you may. Your security deposit cannot be used to pay your last month’s rent. If you do not pay your rent for the last month of your stay, this will be reported to the credit bureaus, and legal action may be pursued for back rent that you owe.