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Move-In and Move-Out Process for Landlords

Boxes belonging to a tenant who is moving out of a rental home.Both landlords and tenants may find the process of tenants moving in and out to be a stressful one. Tenants face the challenge of moving their personal belongings and settling into their new home, whereas landlords must ensure that several interior and exterior parts are thoroughly checked and maintained quickly. In addition to executing a quick inspection of the property, completing a move-in and move-out checklist can present challenges if not done precisely.

Tenant Move-Out Process

Performing thorough inspections of rental properties after the move-out is essential to ensure that the property is maintained in excellent form and ready for the next tenant. During the inspection process, it is a good idea to examine every aspect of the property’s interior and exterior carefully and note any wear and tear or bigger issues that necessitate attention.

This means checking each element of every room, including walls, doors, trim and baseboards, windows, screens, carpet/flooring, and more.

Checking interior

There are a few must-haves when checking the inside of a room to ensure it’s in good shape. Of course, you’ll need to examine the window coverings, light fixtures, vents, and fans. You should also examine the following vital features: fireplaces, smoke detectors, appliances, cabinets, countertops, faucets, showers, plumbing, closets, and more.

It’s vital to give each room a thorough assessment so that you can instantly fix anything that needs repairing or renovating. Your place will remain secure, practical, and aesthetically pleasing with this. So, make sure you document and note down all the relevant details of every room you examine to maintain the integrity of your home or office.

Checking exterior

When moving tenants in and out of a rental home, you need to keep an eye on the property’s exterior features. The condition of the roof, gutters, siding, and garage door can impact the overall state of the house and its value. Observe the sprinkler systems, landscaping, fences and gates, swimming pools, decks, and patios thoroughly.

By checking these areas thoroughly, you can spot any issues that require repairing before your new tenants move in. In addition to keeping your property’s value intact, this will make the move-in process much easier and less demanding for everyone involved.

The move-in/move-out process at your rental property requires your undivided attention and patience. It can be tempting to rush through the process, but doing so could lead to issues down the road.

Thoroughly check the inside and outside of the nook and cranny of the property to make sure everything is in order. As a result, you may be able to spot any necessary maintenance or repair needs that may have been unnoticed.

Also, it makes sure that the new tenants are impressed with their new place right from the start. You may avoid problems in the future and make sure everything goes well if you pay close attention to detail.

Consider the advantages of collaborating with Real Property Management Northern Utah if the bother of tenant moves is getting too much for you to handle at your West Point rental property. We have a team of professionals that will handle everything on your behalf. If you would like further details, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us online or at 801-546-1770.


Originally Published on Feb 8, 2019

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