Ready for 2012?
Like so many, we are astonished that we are already at the end on 2011! Christmas will be here in a few days, and before you know it, 2012 will be here as well. A new year brings new possibilities and changes, and for some of our tenants that could mean moving out of their Utopia managed rental property. Transitioning out of your current rental home into a new one comes with its own set of challenges. Coordinating your move, packing all of your belongings, and relocating takes a significant amount of time. Ensure that your transition is as smooth as possible by following these three steps:
- It is important to provide a written 30 day notice before you intend on moving out of your Utopia managed property. This will give the property management company ample notice of your intended move out, and start to give you a timeframe for your move. You will also be in compliance with your rental agreement by providing a written and signed 30 day notice. If you have not already begun looking for a new place, this is the time to start looking.
- Upon moving out of your Utopia managed property, see to it that you are leaving the residence in the same condition as you received it. Don’t be afraid to put a little elbow grease in and make your former place sparkle! When you are moving out, it goes without saying that you‘ll want the biggest return on your security deposit. Leaving your former home spic ‘n span with professionally cleaned carpets could not hurt the return you will receive!
- One of the most important elements to remember when moving out of your rental property is returning all of the keys on the last day of your lease or before. When you are returning keys, you are returning possession to Utopia Management. This process is quick and relatively effortless! All you have to do is come into the Utopia Management office and return your keys to the receptionist. She will then make you a photo copy of the keys you have returned and ask for a forwarding address for your deposit/any additional paperwork that needs to reach you after move out. The keys to your former property will be delivered to your property manager.
Following these steps will help you transition smoothly out of your former property into your new one. Whether you have just signed a lease with us, have lived in one of our managed residences for years, or whether you are planning on moving out in 2012; the staff here at Utopia Management sends you best wishes for the coming year!