There are a lot of details to take care of when you are moving out of an apartment or house that you currently rent. Drafting a to do list will keep you organized and on track. In addition to the many moving tasks on your moving out check list, make sure to include tenant related items and responsibilities. The following is a basic moving out check list for renters to give you a place to start.
Moving Out Check List:
1. Review lease to confirm the amount of notice you need to give and the things for which you are responsible in order to retain your security deposit.
2. Notify your landlord or rental agency that you will be moving out and by which date.
3. Do an inspection of your apartment or house to see if there are any damages that need repaired. Add those items to your moving out check list.
4. Schedule a walk through with the landlord or management agency at least 2 weeks prior to your move out date. This first walk through allows you to know what additional repairs you may have missed that need to be added to your moving out check list before your moving date. Schedule the final inspection for after you have moved out and cleaned.
5. Schedule cleaning or thoroughly clean your apartment or house yourself. Make sure to include appliances, light fixtures, the interior of cabinets and closets.
6. Call utility companies to schedule service cut off dates.
7. Submit change of address form with Post Office.
8. Notify banks, credit card companies and other important institutions of your upcoming change of address.
9. Contact insurance companies to update policies and determine what is covered in current renter's policy during a move.
10. Make sure landlord or rental agency has your forwarding address to send your deposit and any follow-up paperwork.