The entire move-in and move-out process is probably every renter and even the property owner’s biggest challenge. In the part of the renters, their biggest hurdle is when it comes to taking their belongings out of your rental home and into their new house. For landlords, however, the move-in and the move-out process involves a long list of interior and exterior elements that must be checked, as well as maintenance and repair tasks that must be completed, all in a short amount of time. Other than merely taking a look-see, making sure a move-in and a move-out checklist are achieved can be a surprisingly involved process – if it’s being done appropriately.
When making a move to check a Santa Clara rental home after move-out has just been carried out, it’s important to perform a detailed evaluation of each interior and exterior element, as well as document any issues with the condition. This means that each component of every area of the home have to be inspected and a detailed checklist completed. Walls, doors, trim and baseboards, windows, screens, carpet/flooring, and so on must be gone over carefully and information on needed maintenance and repairs collected.
Other interior elements that need to be checked and documented include window coverings, light fixtures, vents, and fans. Obviously, it’s important not to forget to check fireplaces, smoke detectors, appliances, cabinets, countertops, faucets, showers, plumbing, closets, and so on. Room by room, the full list of interior items must be double-checked, and data must be taken to make sure that all necessary repairs will be arranged at the earliest time possible.
As you are finishing up with the move-in/move-out process, you must also make a note of a rental home’s exterior elements. The roof, gutters, siding, and garage door should all be checked, and their condition recorded. Sprinkler systems, landscaping, fences and gates, swimming pools, decks, patios, and all other exterior features have to also be thoroughly checked to get a definite plan of where to focus your provisions for the following renter.
It’s never a healthy approach to take risks with the move-in/move-out process. Although it can be tempting to rush through it to get a new lease signed on your Santa Clara rental home, just bear in mind that doing so may end up in more trouble sooner or later. By reviewing each interior and exterior feature carefully, you can significantly reduce the chances of missing essential maintenance and repair items and make your new tenant’s early experience in the home a good one.
If taking the time and energy on moving tenants in and out feels like a chore, consider what Real Property Management Southern Utah has to offer. Our team of professionals will handle the whole process for you, gathering important info about every single element of your properties and coordinate any necessary maintenance and repairs. You’ll have a new tenant and a well-maintained property in no time. Please contact us online or by phone at 435-673-4242 for more information.