Tenants are remaining in rental properties for longer than ever; however, when the time to make a move arrives there are a number of challenges, irritants and responsibilities that must always be faced up to and dealt with when you begin the process of changing addresses.
The good news for those moving between rentals is that there are a number of tips that can be followed that can be extremely helpful to the process and prevent loose ends for either you or your landlord, cutting down on the chances of any disputes after the move. One good tip that can make the relocation process much easier is put together a comprehensive inventory that is agreed upon by both you and your landlord.
Another good tip is to make sure that you inform your bank, your friends and your employer of your impending change of address to ensure that you do not miss out on important items of mail or lose touch with people. It is also a good idea to leave a telephone number or forwarding address with your current landlord in the event that anything urgent turns up at your former home.
You also need to set things up with utility providers for your new property at least two days prior to making a move from your current address. You should always leave a rental property tidy and clean after you move out so that there is nothing your landlord or the new tenants can complain about after you have gone.