The rental property you move into should be clean and move-in ready. However, as with any property, there may be minor items you discover during your move-in. These items should be documented on your move-in checklist and returned to us along with any move-in maintenance items to be addressed or documented.

In addition to applying to rent a property, signing the lease and paying your security deposit and first month’s rent, before you can receive your keys you need to have the utilities to the property transferred into your name. This required deposits with each utility provider – so be prepared.

Once you have moved in, you have three (3) days from the date you take possession of the keys to provide your move-in checklist. Don’t delay!

Remember that as a Tenant, you are responsible for the following:

  • Yard care (If not mentioned in the lease)/watering of lawn and landscaping. Minor trimming and pruning of landscaping & weeding of all beds
  • Testing and changing batteries in smoke detectors and/or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Changing all inoperable light bulbs (60 watt maximum) and fluorescent tubes in easily accessible light fixtures.
  • Keep dryer vents & house vents inside & out clean
  • Pest control is a tenant responsibility after 3 days (for details please call the office).
  • Inside & outside window cleaning
  • Tenant is responsible for all maintenance of water softener and water purification systems (if applicable).
  • Drain stoppage (clogging) when caused by tenant. Do not put fruit cores or seeds, potato peelings or onion skins, or trimmings through the disposal. Any other food placed in the disposal should have water run through the drain for at least 10 seconds after grinding. This carries the food out to the main sewer.
  • Payment of rent or other charges as determined by lease and addendum.
  • Do not use the drop-in cleaners in the tank of the toilet. This will destroy the rubber in the fittings. The types that clip to the bowl edge are best.
  • No foreign items are to be flushed away. This includes: baby wipes, tampons, diapers, paper towels, dental floss, clumping kitty litter, etc. these items will clog the drain and you will be charged for the repairs.

** This is only a partial list; please refer to your lease and addendums for clarification.