How to End a Lease on Good Terms
Leasing an Atlanta apartment from JAMCO Properties, Inc. has never been easier or more affordable. While you search through our apartments for rent on Craigslist or our website, don’t forget your move-out procedure is just as important as your move-in day. Remember, when signing a lease it is important to understand what is required from both parties. Having good rental history is important when searching for an apartment home and definitely when you are ready to purchase a new home.
Inform your landlord of your intentions to move. Your lease may be ending, but it will specify how much notice the tenant is required to give the landlord prior to the lease going month to month or the apartment unit being vacated. Avoid being charged with additional fees or rent by checking your lease and giving your landlord the appropriate amount of time and written notice.
Clean the apartment rental from top to bottom. Consider painting the walls their original color and then renting a carpet cleaner from the grocery store. Often doing these two things will ensure a greater return on your security deposit, but check with your landlord first, as they may provide the services with a more reasonable deduction from your deposit. Remember, doing it yourself will only benefit you if you have permission and you do a quality job.
Do a final walk-through of the apartment with your landlord or leasing specialist. You may want to video record the walk-through. Make a list of damages and their severity for both your protection and the landlord’s. Once signed, the list will prevent the landlord from claiming additional damages after you move into a new Atlanta apartment home. This list will show your responsibility too.
Leave a forwarding address with your landlord or the leasing office. Without a forwarding-address there is no way to return your security deposit. No one is going to hunt you down to give you money. Also contact the post office to update your mailing information.
Finally return your keys. The property management may charge you fees for every day you keep the keys past the due date. Ending your current lease by following its terms and following these steps will make your move into a new Atlanta apartment go smoothly.
Posted on July 5, 2013, in Communities, Lifestyle, Money Savers and tagged Apartment Rentals, apartments for rent in Atlanta, atlanta apartments. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on How to End a Lease on Good Terms.