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.
|Kitchen||Good Condition||Needs Attention||Description|
|— racks/drip pans|
|Microwave (if applicable)|
|Living Room/Dining Room||Good Condition||Needs Attention||Description|
|Bathroom||Good Condition||Needs Attention||Description|
|Toilet (bowl & sink)|
|Bedroom||Good Condition||Needs Attention||Description|
|Exterior||Good Condition||Needs Attention||Description|
|Front Porch Condition|
|Back Porch Condition|
|Mechanics||Good Condition||Needs Attention||Description|
|Hot water tank|
|Signature of Tenant 1||Signature of Tenant 2||Signature of Tenant 3||Signature of Landlord|
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.
Want to read more?
Take a look at some of our other blogs:
- Rental Inspection Move IN Checklist
- Move Out Checklist for Landlord Maintenance
- Who is responsible for the appliances?
- What to know about security deposits
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