You've given notice that your about to make a move, and now you need to know what happens next. We've set up this page to give you a heads up on what we look for during our move out inspections. Though this isn't a comprehensive list, it should help you retain as much of your security deposit as possible.
We are going to be working to get your residence ready for the next person or family to call it home. We call this a make ready, and the closer your residence is to a completed make ready, the more you will get back on your security deposit. And yes, it is possible to get 100% of your deposit back.
Below are a few tips to help you be successful.
Leave it Like it was
Though this seems simple, it can be challenging, especially in the middle of a move, to take the time to pay attention to the details of cleaning. When it comes to a clean house here are a few things we look for.
What about damages?
We all know damages happen. And though the cost of repairs are your responsibility, it doesn't have to be as painful as you might think.
Clean the Appliances
This is probably the most commonly overlooked area in a move out inspection. Getting the appliances clean goes a long way.
You are responsible for any and all damage caused by your pets. Additionally, the cost of these repairs are not covered by any initial pet fees on your lease agreement. If your dog chews up the fence, you will be responsible for having it fixed.
Don't forget the yard
When you're moving, the yard is often the last thing on your mind. Don't forget to make sure the yard is mowed and cleaned up.
If you don't have the time or energy to get the property cleaned, you should consider hiring a professional. You can often do this and still come out ahead on your security deposit. If you do plan to hire a professional cleaner, contact us and we can give you a list of our preferred contractors.
Most importantly, thank you for being one of our tenants. We hope you've made lasting memories while you've lived here and wish you the very best in the future. During your move, if you have any questions let us know.