I'm moving out of my rental property, but I am unsure of all the steps I need to take and what I need to do for the move out process to go smoothly.
Moving out can be a stressful time, and it’s easy to forget things you need to do. Below is a checklist of documents and tasks required for the move out, to try and help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
You should receive a number of documents from the landlord or the agent at Move Out:
2 months’ notice (where you have served notice the agent is not obligated to serve notice to you but may choose to do so as a confirmation)
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Before you move out you should ensure that all rent payments have been paid up-to-date and that all utility bills have been settled. You may also need to arrange a professional clean (your agent should be able to assist with this).
You will also need to advise your landlord/ agent of your new address to enable them to provide key information to you following your move – this will include:
Check Out Report (evidencing the condition of the property at the point you provided possession and should be compared to the original check in)
Confirmation on your deposit return along with a list of deductions (if any) that they are looking to make
Once you’ve moved out, remember to:
Cancel your rental payment standing order (if this is not done, there may be an administration cost for the agent arranging to return the funds to you)
Transfer your utilities to your new property (electric, water, gas) and provide a copy of the final meter readings to the utility providers
Close down your account with the Local Authority for payment of Council Tax
Advise any relevant insurers that you have moved address
Provide your forwarding address or account details to your agent/landlord for the return of your deposit
Organise Postal Redirection
Update your bank, dentist, doctor and employer with your new address
15th August 2017
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