Are You A Tenant? Free Advice To Prepare Your Thanet Rental Home For End Of Tenancy.
11/04/2023 1962

Moving Out? Tips for a Smooth End of Tenancy

Moving house can be a stressful and daunting experience. As your tenancy agreement comes to an end, there are a few things you can do to ensure your check-out inspection goes smoothly and you get your deposit back in full. Here are some tips to make moving out easier for both you and your landlord:

  1. Report issues or breakages early: Notify your landlord or managing agent in advance of any damage that has occurred, whether it's a broken appliance, damaged furniture, or peeling wallpaper. By giving them a heads-up, issues can be addressed, and you can avoid being held responsible.
  2. Fix problems you’ve caused (if you can): Address any issues that can be resolved without professional help, such as stains on the carpet or ripped shower curtains. Fixing minor problems ahead of time can help alleviate stress during the inspection.
  3. Clear out clutter: After packing your belongings, dispose of any remaining items instead of hiding them in a cupboard. Leaving behind rubbish could affect your deposit, and it's courteous not to burden others with your unwanted items.
  4. Appliance cleaning: Clean your fridge, freezer, hob, and oven before moving out. A clean property is more likely to pass inspection, and don't forget to clear any blockages from bathroom and kitchen drains.
  5. Check your tenancy agreement: If your rental property was professionally cleaned before you moved in, it might be a condition of your contract to have it cleaned upon moving out. A professional clean may be required, as landlords can often tell the difference between a professional and domestic job. If not done, the cost could be deducted from your deposit.
  6. Outside areas: If your rental has outdoor space, tidy up by removing rubbish, packing away any BBQs or toys, and eliminating weeds. Ensure the space is in the same condition as when you moved in.

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