Moving Checklists

Moving made easy.

Moving into a new property carries a number of responsibilities; we want to help you get settled in your home, which is why we've carefully created the checklists below. Read through this information and let us know if you have additional questions we can answer: (240) 397-5686

Move-in Checklist

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent check, security deposit, and any unpaid application fees must all be taken care of at the lease signing.

Move-in Date & Inspection

Your move-in information will also be provided at the lease signing, including all details about property inspections.


As a resident in one of our homes, you must keep your utility accounts current. Please call your providers to place the accounts in your name immediately after signing the lease.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Planning to leave your rental property? Please provide us with written notice of your intent to vacate the home at least 30 days in advance.

Property Condition

Before you return your keys, please make sure your property is back in its original condition:

  • Rental¬†Cleaning: Carefully clean every room in your home, taking special care in bathroom and kitchen areas. Remove all of your belongings and dispose of any trash.
  • Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If you normally handle outdoor maintenance, please address your lawn care chores and other miscellaneous tasks once more before moving.
  • Repairs: Take all steps possible to make repairs for any damage that has occurred inside your home. This includes patching nail and screw holes, repainting discolored walls, and replacing burnt light bulbs.

Security Deposit

Your security deposit serves as protection against any damage that occurs during your stay. A final inspection visit will take place following your departure; this allows us to identify any damage that needs to be repaired before the next occupants take residency.

If any new damage is identified, we will make the repairs and use the deposit funds to cover the associated costs. The remainder of the deposit will be returned to you.