I'm Moving Out, What Should I Do?

When vacating a rental property, it is important to leave it in a clean and tidy condition, to ensure that you get your full deposit back and maintain a good relationship with your landlord. Here are some tips on how to leave your property when vacating:
  1. Clean the Property: Ensure the property has been cleaned thoroughly, including windows and carpets. Make sure to remove any dirt, dust and cobwebs. Wipe own all surfaces, appliances and furniture. A professional cleaner is always recommended.
  2. Repair Any Damage: Repair any damage you may have caused during your tenancy, such as filling in holes or cracks in the walls, fixing broken fixtures or fittings and replacing any damaged items, e.g. bulbs.
  3. Remove All Personal Belongings: Make sure you remove all personal belongings, including furniture or appliances you have brought into the property. Don’t forget to check the loft, basement, garage or any outdoor storage areas.
  4. Dispose of Waste: Dispose of any rubbish or unwanted items responsible, including recycling where possible. Check your local council’s guidelines for disposal of large items.
  5. Return All Keys: Return keys to the landlord or letting agent as agreed upon in the tenancy agreement.
  6. Provide a Forwarding Address: Providing your forwarding address allows your deposit to be returned and any mail to be forwarded. You should leave this with your utility companies also.