What do I need to do when I move in?

When you move in there are a few easy things you can do that will protect your security deposit and make moving out easier.  

  • Fill out a move-in condition checklist. 

  • Take photos or a video of your place with your phone and keep them somewhere safe in case you need to find them when you move out.

  • Keep a copy of the checklist somewhere you can find it when you move out! 

  • Be as specific and detailed as possible. 

  • Have your landlord or someone from your property management company sign or initial the checklist. 

  • Keep track of all correspondence with your landlord or property management company.  If possible, get all promises and conditions mentioned at move-in put in writing. 

What is a lease?

I'm sharing a house with roommates. What do I need to know?