As we move through the spring and summer months, the bustling season of moving ramps up as more properties are listed for rent or purchase.
Many rental leases expire during the spring or summer, which is an exciting time to search for a new home; however, it comes with a series of issues and points to keep in mind.
Instead, it’s not about home repairs or mortgages, but landlords, renters’ insurance deposits, and lease agreements.
We’re experts in moving rental properties and have been helping people move in and out of their homes for over three decades. We’ve put together some of our most effective tips to aid you in planning your next move to your rental property!
Here are 5 things to be aware of before making a move to a rental
Do Your Research
No matter where you’re looking to move to, the first thing to do should be to determine what you’d like to have in your new home and how long you’d prefer to remain in your current rental.
It would be best to be sure that you are comfortable with the place you’ve chosen to relocate to, the cost of the rental property, and the amenities that come or do not come with it. In general, it’s recommended to take a tour of rental properties and ask all your questions before signing the lease.
What Do You Pay To Pay For?
You’d like to be aware of where your money is going. There’s usually an inventory of charges to be paid to sign leases, such as security deposits, rent for a month spent in advance, or extra appliances you’ve asked for. Make yourself comfortable at the leasing office and make sure that you know the amount you have to be able to pay before signing any contract.
In the same vein, do not be unwilling to ask the leasing office regarding any issue while you are preparing to sign your lease. Review your lease with you and discuss the things that stand out to ensure that you have a good knowledge of the terms you’re locked to.
Install Utilities Before Entering
After you’ve completed a lease agreement and established the date for your move, call the utility companies, you’ll have to pay to be ready before your moving date to ensure everything is in place for when you are prepared to move into.
Purchase Renter’s Insurance
It’s a necessity when renting. In the event of a break-in or flood, or fire, you’ll feel confident knowing that you’re protected in a disaster.
Complete The Checklist For Moving-In
When the day of move-in arrives and you begin moving your things into your new home, the landlord will offer you a checklist for moving in to check the present condition of the rental property. You should go through and inspect everything for any damage or items missing and note them down to not be penalized for them in the future.