Moving Checklists

We make moving as easy as possible for you

Preparing for a move?

As property managers, we hear lots of questions from tenants during the moving process. The information below aims to answer many of these common questions, allowing you to seamlessly make your move. If you have questions after reading through the information appearing below, please give us a call and we'll be happy to assist however we can: (800) 228-1059

Move-in Checklist

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent check and your security deposit are both due at the time of your lease signing. Confirm the amounts with our team before you come to the signing.

Move-in Date & Inspection

Your official move-in date will be provided at the lease signing, along with all relevant details about the key exchange and initial inspections of the property.


As a tenant in a Suffolk Property Management home, you are responsible for keeping all utility accounts current.

Please contact the utility providers immediately after signing the lease to put the accounts in your name. Failure to handle this promptly may result in services being shut off; if this occurs, you will be responsible for any fees associated with restoring service to the home.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Planning to move out of a home we manage? Please refer to the official move-out date in your lease. You must pay rent through this date; leaving before your lease ends will cause you to incur break fees.

We ask that all tenants provide at least 60 days notice before vacating. This gives our team time to begin preparing for new occupants in the unit.

Property Condition

Before you hand in the keys for your rental, you need to make sure it's ready for a new tenant. Please make sure you handle the following:

Rental Cleaning: Your property must be carefully cleaned, with all of your possessions removed from the home. Do not leave any refuse behind or you may be fined for its removal. Carefully clean every room in the home, paying special attention to the kitchen and bathroom spaces. All hard surfaces should be sanitized and floors vacuumed or mopped.

Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If you typically handle landscaping chores for your home, please take care of these one final time before you hand in your keys.

Repairs: If any damage occurred inside your home during your stay, you'll need to take the necessary steps to make repairs. Patch nail and screw holes, replace broken items, and change out lightbulbs. If more serious damage has occurred, contact our team to find a solution.

Security Deposit

The security deposit you pay at the outset of your lease protects against damages that may occur during your tenancy. After you move out of your rental home, we will perform a final inspection; any damages we identify will be repaired and associated costs will be deducted from the deposit. We will return the remainder to you.

Please remember, you cannot use your security deposit to pay your final month's rent. Failure to pay rent on time may result in financial penalties and collection efforts with your late payment reported to the relevant credit agencies.