1st January 2016Show all News
We all know that moving out of a property can be a very stressful time, and having the added worry of the dreaded deposit deductions doesn’t help the experience. Believe it or not, there are some things you can do to make it easier for yourself.
By using the tips listed below, you can save yourself a bit of a headache, and hopefully some money too.
Following any advice written on your inspection reports is a good way to start, after all, these reports are here to help you keep the property at its best.
We usually say that we expect the property handed back to us in a professionally cleaned standard.
This means that all agents are really picky and fussy when it comes to inspecting the property’s cleanliness. Ensuring that you are just as fussy as we are will help you a lot! At the end of the day, you’d expect a property you moved into to be clean, as will the new tenants moving in after you. You will have to be careful not to miss things such as the cleaning the inside of microwaves, skirting boards, lightshades, ovens and extractor fans… the list can go on. You can contact us for our helpful Final Inspection Checklist, which we have tried to make very detailed, to ensure that you don’t miss things. Which let’s be honest, can be easily done.
Reporting any maintenance issues to us throughout your tenancy is always a good idea, as this can prevent any problems from worsening, and even prevent any further damage from being caused. Replacing or fixing any damaged items is a must, as you will be charged to replace them. Replacing any lightbulbs is also a necessity.
If you have any outstanding balance on the account, this can also be a deduction. Just make sure that you always keep on top of your payments, or contact us to see if a payment plan can be arranged.
It’s important to make sure that we are notified of who the utility providers are, and that you have notified the companies that you will be leaving the property. You should also make sure that any debt is paid, as the deposit can be withheld until the balance is paid, or the amount can be taken from the deposit.
If any rubbish is left outside of the property, this could be a potential deduction from the deposit, as we will have to get the rubbish removed immediately, and any costs incurred could be charged to your account. Just make sure that you are on top of your rubbish, and always take it out for the collection date.
Don’t forget, if you’re ever unsure of anything when vacating the property, just give us a call, and we should be able to give you a hand.
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