Move-outs are typically one thing that many landlords handle poorly because most landlords are usually in a hurry to get their property listed online and rented to a new tenant as quickly as possible.
Sadly, during the process of moving from one tenant to another, it’s possible that some landlords may miss damage caused to their rental property from their previous tenant and the opportunity to repair that damage before the next tenant moves in.
Step 1 – Do A Walkthrough
After your last tenant has moved out you should do a complete walkthrough of your rental property documenting the condition of the rental and any damage.
Questions to ask
- Are the walls damaged or is its normal wear and tear?
- Is anything broken in the rental?
- Has the carpet been cleaned or is it still dirty?
- Are the appliances functioning or will they need to be repaired/replaced?
Step 2 – Change the locks
Don’t forget to change the locks! This step is easy for some landlords to forget but it’s vital because with other copies of the key to your rental property potentially floating around out there it’s important for you to protect the safety of your new tenant by ensuring that your old tenant is unable to re-enter the rental property after they’ve moved out.
Step 3 – Research comparable rentals in the area
After taking the time to clean your rental and ensure that it’s in the absolute best condition, you should next start researching other rentals in the area to find out what you should rent your property for.
Don’t be hasty with this step! Take the time to really analyze and research comparable rental properties to determine what is the best monthly rent you should ask for your rental property.
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