Today, we want to share with you some ideas on how to have a successful move in and move out process with your tenants. The move in procedures very important because it reveals the type of occupancy you will have.
As a Portland management company, we recommend at the point of the move in to make sure that the home is spotless with all carpets professionally cleaned. Make sure that all plumbing and electrical systems are in working order. Make sure the roof is clear of debris and branches and that all gutters cleaned out. All appliances should be functional and clean.
It is very important to make sure that the exterior of the home is in a good form. These standards you are setting to make sure that tenants return to your property at the end of the rental agreement and essential to have everything neat and tidy. Another important thing to remember is to make videos or take pictures of the property that coincides with the written inspection report of the property room by room. The video and pictures should include date stamps and time at move in. Make notes of the conditions of the carpets, walls and all other details. These needs documenting and should include all appliances owned documented with the brands and how old they are. Provide your tenant with the inspection report for safekeeping.
For all Portland management and Landlords, the move out process is similar to the move in process. The only difference is that the tenant is moving out of the property and there will be a notice period. Another good idea is to have a detailed letter sharing your expectations with the renter. You will want to inform them where to return the keys, what their pro-rated rent balance are, and any cleaning that are required.
Make sure that you know when the move out date is to complete the walk-through of the property. You can complete the walk-through with the occupant or on your own depending on the comfort level. Make sure to take videos and picture to put together with the written inspection reports to compare the condition of the property at move-in and move out. Make sure that the date and times documented in the video footage and pictures.
All Portland Management Portland and Landlords are required to make a final accounting to renters. If there are charges for damages taken from the security deposit, you will need documentation to back it up.
If you have any questions about leasing out your home or the move-in, process or move out process, please contact us at the Porter Brauen Real Estate & Portland management Services and one of our property managers would be happy to help.