Moving out can be stressful, but your apartment inspection doesn't have to be. Here's what you need to know about what your apartment complex is looking for when they inspect your place.
Moving to a new apartment can be an exciting new chapter in a person’s life. But moving day itself can also be incredibly stressful. As anyone who's moved can tell you, little tips to make the process easier are greatly appreciated.
So, with that in mind, we've provided you with some of the most useful tips and tricks to use next time you move to a new apartment.
Don’t leave off a strategy for packing your moving truck until you’re half-way through the job. For a smooth and safe relocation, arm yourself with these helpful packing tips before you begin to load up the truck. Stage your stuff It makes sense…
When the time comes for you to give notice to your landlord you’ll want to find just the right words. We've provided a sample letter of what you should say.
Moving into a new apartment is a hard but fun and exciting process. However, you still have obligations to your old landlord, the largest of which is apartment cleaning. Landlords want to rent out your old unit as soon as possible, therefore, you need to deep clean the apartment before your move-out inspection. If you don't, you risk losing your security deposit. Apartment Guide tells you how to clean for a move-out.
If you're moving from one apartment to another, an important item on your moving to-do list is to transfer utility service from your old apartment to your new one. This might seem a little overwhelming -- especially if you have a number of utilities to transfer. Apartment Guide has your back: just follow these simple guidelines to do it correctly, and avoid any gaps in service.
Sometimes you have to change apartments because of unexpected circumstances and need to give notice earlier than planned. In other cases, you just don't know how to break the news to a landlord or management company. Here's how to give notice on your apartment so you can protect your deposit and your reputation and get a goof referral in the future.
After living in an apartment for at least a year, there's bound to be some small damage here and there. While some wear and tear is normal and should be built into your lease, fixing minor damage before moving out will ensure you get your full security deposit back.