Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Move Out

  1. First Properties can help you with your next move – whether buying or renting.
  2. All leases renew on a month to month basis unless notice is given by landlord or tenant. You need to give notice to First Properties Management Company  that you are moving out  before the end of the month prior to your move out month on your lease.  For example, if you are giving notice to move out on December 31st, you need to get your notice in by November 30th.
  3. The security deposit is not the last month’s rent.
  4. The security deposit will be processed within 30 days of move out/ end of contract. Your forwarding address is needed  to process the security deposit.
  5. The pet fee does not cover pet stains in the carpet or other damages by your pet to the property. It is a pet “fee” not a pet “deposit”.  It is nonrefundable.
  6. All utilities must be left on in the tenant’s name through the last day of the lease even if you have moved out earlier than that.
  7. Please check your Rental Contract. Many of our contracts state that the carpet is to be professionally cleaned prior to move out.  We will need the receipt.
  8. The property must be thoroughly cleaned as of move out. This includes all kitchen appliances, showers, sinks, and toilets. Air filters need to be changed. Any burnt out light bulbs need to be replaced.
  9. Turn in all keys – including mailbox and storage keys, garage door openers, pool and fitness passes to First Properties on the last day of the lease. We have a drop box for your convenience. Please know you will be charged daily for the property until the keys are turned into our office.
  10. We are here to help you through this process. If you know repairs need to be made, let us know in advance. We have wonderful service people and cleaning crews that we can recommend or help coordinate to make this a smooth experience for you.
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