• Move Out Cleaning

    Before moving out of the house you're renting, it's important to look at your contract to make sure that there are no hidden fees that can affect your move-out process. If you know there is, ask for an explanation and make sure that the fee is clearly outlined in the contract.

    The first step is to find out the date by which you're supposed to be clean. Most leases specify a certain amount of time, so refer to your lease to see if there is any stipulation regarding how much time is required to be "clean". Some leases specify that the property must be free of "anything that would damage the home" after the designated amount of time.

    If your contract states that your cleaning "may" be required, make sure you do the clean up yourself as this is not a required part of the contract. You can still leave it to the property management company to do it for you.

    Next, refer to your contract to see what you are expected to do when you're going to move out of the house. For instance, if the contract says that you're going to have to clean out your unit before you're due to move out, be sure that you do so on that date. Sometimes the lease will specify that you're not supposed to leave the premises until the move-out day is over, but sometimes it's the property manager's responsibility to do so.

    You should also make sure that you clear all of your things out of your unit by a particular day of the week. Some properties, especially ones that rent multiple units, don't allow you to move out until the end of the month. Make sure that you get all of your items moved out by this day as well.

    Be sure to pay all necessary cleaning and moving bills on the specified days. If you don't, the property management company may contact you to tell you that you owe them money. It's also important to pay these bills before your contract is up. In some cases, you may be able to transfer your billing from the leasing period to the next rental period.

    It's also important to let the property management know in writing that you are moving before you move. If you fail to do this, you may find yourself in legal trouble. If you don't have the right forms, they could file a complaint against you, which could put you in jail. or even make other financial arrangements with you to help you move out.

    Make sure that you follow the real estate contract and guidelines carefully to avoid problems in the future. This way, you won't have problems that cost you money, and that will only result in more issues down the road.

    The last thing you need to do before you leave is to have your house cleaned on a certain day. This is an important step, especially if you own more than one house. It shows the property manager that you are serious about giving them your business and that you're leaving it in good hands.

    When you're cleaning the house, be sure to use high quality cleaning products and do it quickly. You don't want to risk damage to any of the furniture or appliances while cleaning.

    Lastly, be sure to set your alarm on that date so that you won't be disturbed when you're out of the house. The property management will call you to let you know that you have left. and you'll have to go pick up your belongings at the house at the agreed upon time.

    Remember, you should follow all of the steps outlined in your real estate contract, along with any other rules that come with the contract. If you do, you won't have a problem. Remember, there are always going to be exceptions, and that's why you need a good real estate lawyer to review the contract.