Move out Checklist for Tenants

Helping to make the process a little easier

So, your tenants are getting ready to move out. As a landlord of a rental property, this is always a good time to make sure you have proper procedures in place to make the process easy for all parties. A checklist that will hold your tenant responsible for any damages to the property and provide you with the documentation needed to justify the full or partial return of the security deposit.

Take a look at the following “Move-Out Checklist” to get a better idea of what items should be reviewed when a tenant vacates a property.

KitchenGood ConditionNeeds AttentionDescription
Floor
Walls
Ceiling
Door(s)/Knobs/Locks
Cabinets/Drawers
Countertops
Windows/Screens
Blinds
Sink
Stove
— outside
— inside
— burners
— light
— racks/drip pans
Refrigerator (inside/out)
Dishwasher (inside/out)
Microwave (if applicable)
Living Room/Dining RoomGood ConditionNeeds AttentionDescription
Floors
Walls
Ceiling
Windows/Screens
Blinds
Lights/Fixtures
Electrical outlets
BathroomGood ConditionNeeds AttentionDescription
Floor/Tiles
Walls
Ceiling
Drawers
Counter
Sink
Shelves
Mirror
Tub/Shower
Caulking
Fan
Toilet (bowl & sink)
Towel Rack
Window/Screen
Electrical Outlets
BedroomGood ConditionNeeds AttentionDescription
Floor
Walls
Ceiling
Door(s)/Knobs/Locks
Windows/Screens
Closet
Shades/Blinds
Electrical outlets
ExteriorGood ConditionNeeds AttentionDescription
Front Porch Condition
Back Porch Condition
Lawn/Grounds
MechanicsGood ConditionNeeds AttentionDescription
Water heater
Smoke detectors
CO2 detectors
Thermostats
Hot water tank
Furnace
Signature of Tenant 1Signature of Tenant 2Signature of Tenant 3Signature of Landlord

Don’t forget

Many landlords require the tenant to professionally clean the carpets once they have vacated the property. If this is the case, make sure to provide your tenant with enough time to schedule the cleaning and provide the necessary documentation to show cleaning has been completed. A quick phone call, note in the mail, or informal meeting with the tenant to discuss move out protocol may also be a wise choice to help with the process.

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