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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.The process of tenants moving in and out can be a daunting endeavor for both landlords and tenants. Tenants manage the challenge of moving their personal belongings and adapting into their new home, whereas landlords must ensure that several interior and exterior features are intensively checked and maintained quickly. Along with executing a quick inspection of the property, conducting a move-in and move-out checklist can be challenging if it’s not done correctly.

Tenant Move-Out Process

Performing thorough inspections of rental properties after the tenant’s departure is critical to ensure that the property is maintained in decent condition and is available for the next tenant. During the inspection process, it is necessary to examine every aspect of the property’s interior and exterior carefully and note any wear and tear or bigger issues that need to be fixed.

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

Checking interior

When you’re checking the inside of a room, there are certain significant things to keep an eye out for to ensure it’s in good shape. You should definitely look at things like window coverings, light fixtures, vents, and fans. But keep in mind other important things too, like fireplaces, smoke detectors, appliances, cabinets, countertops, faucets, showers, plumbing, closets, and more.

It’s critical to give each room a thorough assessment so that you can swiftly fix anything that needs repairing or renovating. This will make your place safe, useful, and nice to look at it. So, make sure you document and note down all the relevant details of every room you check to maintain the integrity of your home or office.

Checking exterior

When moving tenants in and out of a rental home, it is necessary to consider 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. See how the sprinkler works, the landscaping, the fences and gates, the swimming pools, the decks, and the patios.

By checking these areas thoroughly, you can spot any issues that need to be solved before your new tenants move in. This will help the move-in process go more smoothly and without any problems for everyone while keeping your property’s value intact.

When it comes to the move-in/move-out process at your rental property, being careful and taking your time is important. Some people want to rush through the process, but that could cause problems in the coming years.

To make sure everything goes well, look at the nook and cranny of the property from top to bottom, inside and out. This helps you spot any necessary maintenance or repair that needs to be done but was ignored.

Plus, it ensures tenants have a great first impression of their new home sweet home. With attention to detail, you’ll be able to prevent any future headaches and ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

If the hassle of moving tenants in and out of your Sun Valley rental property is getting to be too much for you, you might want to think about working with Real Property Management Vision. Our team of professionals will take care of the entire process for you. For more information, please contact us online or at 818-233-8789.


Originally Published on Feb 8, 2019

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