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Moving Checklist

Property Management in PHoenix, AZ

We understand that moving can be a stressful time.

That is why we’ve crafted these helpful moving checklists to help streamline the process. Whether you’re moving into a Entrust Property Management property or saying goodbye for now, these simple lists provide a blueprint for a successful move. If you need extra assistance, give our team a call: (480) ­586-­3700.

Move-in Checklist

We’re excited to welcome you to your new home. Please use the checklist below as a guideline for a seamless introduction to your rental property:

First Month’s Rent & Security Deposit

We require your first month’s rent and security deposit at the lease signing. Your security deposit will be held as collateral throughout the duration of your lease. Please remember that we cannot accept cash or personal checks. Your first-time payment must be made in certified funds or money orders.

Move-in Date & Inspection

We will schedule your official move-in date at the lease signing. If necessary, an inspection will also be scheduled at this time. We conduct a move-in inspection for the owner and you have the opportunity to conduct your own move-in inspection. Remember that your lease requires you to do this and turn the results to us. This is for your protection and is a big part of the move-in process so don’t delay!

Utilities

All utilities must be placed in your name. To prevent a potential outage, be sure to place accounts under your name as quickly as possible. We recommend calling the utility companies five days before taking occupancy.

Move-out Checklist

All good things must come to an end. While we’re sad to see you go, this move-out checklist should prove useful as you prepare to leave your rental.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

If you wish to leave your residence, you’ll need to refer to the terms outlined in your lease. Certain fees may apply if you choose to break your lease. Please be sure to provide written notification to us of your intent to vacate the premises, respecting the timeline in your lease.

Property Condition

You are responsible for returning your property to rent-ready condition. This includes addressing the following elements:

  • Rental Cleaning: Your unit must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Please pay special attention to the kitchens and bathrooms, wiping countertops, cabinets, and appliances. You also need to vacuum and shampoo carpeted areas, wash windows, and remove all refuse from the property. Any garbage left behind may result in an additional fee.
  • Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: You must also return your outdoor living space to its original condition. Please ensure you’ve addressed all landscaping responsibilities, including mowing the lawn, weeding flowerbeds, and replacing old light bulbs.
  • Repairs: Please be sure to address any damage that has occurred during your stay. This includes patching holes left from nails and screws, replacing light bulbs, and painting, where necessary. If your residence has substantial damage, contact our offices for assistance.

Security Deposit

We will return your security deposit to you as quickly as possible. Please note, any fees, back rent, and repair costs will be deducted from the security deposit.

Remember, you cannot use your deposit as your final month’s rent. If you fail to pay rent for the last month of your stay, your delinquency will be reported to the appropriate credit bureaus. We may also pursue legal action for back rent owed.