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A Renters Guide to Moving Out

As a letting agent in Sutton Coldfield, we see tenants come and go quite often. If your tenancy i...

As a letting agent in Sutton Coldfield, we see tenants come and go quite often. If your tenancy it coming to an end, there are a few options that you have to consider; moving out or extending your letting agreement.

In this short guide, we will be discussing the option of moving out in greater deal to make sure that your move out experience is the smoothest it can possibly be.

Moving Out

If you have decided to move out at the end of your tenancy agreement, then you must make sure that you are leaving the property in the same condition that you found it in to avoid incurring any costs and getting your full deposit back.

Of course, there will be some general wear and tear which comes with living in the property day in, day out, but this will be taken into account during your final inspection.

In order to keep your landlord happy you should do your best to try and get your property back to the condition it was in when you moved in. This includes giving the entire house a thorough cleaning from top to bottom.

Make sure that you clean all the areas that you may have neglected during your tenancy, such as the carpet, windows and any furniture that the landlord may have provided. It’s also important to dispose of any rubbish that is present to ensure that everything is clean and tidy ready for your final inspection.

Final Inventory Inspection

When you moved in, you should have completed an inventory check to note any damage that was already present, as well as what was included with the property.

Your landlord should run through the checklist with you before the date that you leave the property so that you aren’t accountable for any damage that occurs once you have left. If there has been damage done to the property while you have been living there, you should agree the cost to repair or replace the items with your landlord.

If you feel that your landlord is asking for too much for the repair and replacement of the item, you can get your own estimates using photographic evidence and try and reach an agreement with your landlord.

Once you are both happy that the property has been left in a habitable condition and any outstanding costs have been covered, your deposit should be paid back to you.

The most important thing to consider when moving out is to judge if you would want to live in the house in the state that you have left it in. Ensuring that the property is left in the best possible condition ensures that you will get most, if not all of your deposit back,

If you are looking to move out and haven’t got a property in mind, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Belvoir. We have a vast selection of properties in Sutton Coldfield and we are sure to have something suitable for you. Call our team today on 0121 321 3388 and we will be more than happy to help you with your enquiries.

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