For most people, move out time is often a rush to get all the last minute things done and it is easy to let important things slip through the cracks. For all of you that are first timers on moving out or those who just don’t know the general procedure, here’s a checklist to help you out.
Not only is it courtesy, but as per most leases, many of these items are obligatory. This also insures you will RECEIVE YOUR FULL SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK! Any repairs, repainting, trash removal, and cleaning, and/or any other expenses that are attributed to restoring your home to its condition prior to your tenancy will be deducted from from your Security Deposit.
Schedule your Move Out walk-through ahead of time, at least 2-3 weeks prior to your planned move out date.
Make sure all your payments are up to date and inform the office of the method in which you would like your security deposit returned.
All food that can rot be disposed of.
All walls, ceilings, and closet interiors must be free of smudges, grease, and food stains
All woodwork, moldings, trim, doors, vent covers, and baseboards must be free of dirt, dust, and stains. Especially along the bottoms of the walls.
Repair any pet damage to doors,door casings, and check mattresses for any stains or smells.
All light bulbs must be in working order, the proper type of bulb in the socket, and light fixtures.
All plumbing is to be free of any leaks or blockages.
Don’t forget to wipe the top of the refrigerator, wipe out cabinets, clean dishes, and don’t forget the windowsills.
Do a last minute check to ensure no personal belongings are left behind.