Moving Checklists

We aim to help your move go successfully

We want to make your move stress free

We have helped countless tenants to move in and out of rental properties. We've created the checklists below to answer some of the most common questions we hear from our team.

If you need help after reviewing the information below, please get in touch with us: 757-717-1754

Couples unpacking boxes in their new home

Move-in Checklist

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

It is important to have the necessary funds available to pay your first month's rent at the lease signing to avoid any delays or complications. Confirm the amounts with us in advance.

Move-in Date & Inspection

We will provide all information about move-in and initial inspection at the lease signing.


You're responsible for placing all utility accounts in your name promptly after signing the lease. You'll need to keep your accounts in good standing throughout the duration of your stay with us.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

When you're planning to move out of your rental home at the end of your lease, it's important to provide written notice of your intent to vacate. This notice should include the date that you plan to move out and any other relevant details, such as your forwarding address for the return of your security deposit.

Property Condition

Before handing in the keys of your rental, please take care of the priorities below.

Rental Cleaning: It's important to leave the property in the same condition as when you moved in. This means cleaning all surfaces, including floors, countertops, appliances, and fixtures. Start by dusting and vacuuming or sweeping all rooms, then move on to wiping down surfaces with a cleaning solution. Pay special attention to areas that may have accumulated dirt or grime, such as the kitchen and bathroom. Don't forget to clean windows, mirrors, and light fixtures, and remove any trash or debris.

Repairs: If any damage occurred during your stay, please take the necessary steps to address these repairs. This includes patching nail and screw holes, replacing broken glass, and repainting any stained walls.

Security Deposit

To increase your chances of receiving your deposit, ensure that you've left the property in the same condition as when you moved in. This includes cleaning the rental thoroughly, repairing any damages, and fulfilling all obligations outlined in the lease agreement.

After you've moved out, provide us with a forwarding address to ensure we can return your deposit. It's important to note that in some cases, deductions may be made from your deposit for unpaid rent, damages, or cleaning fees. If this happens, you will receive an itemized list of deductions along with the remaining deposit.