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Don’t Rush the Move-In and Move-Out Process in Virginia Beach

Boxes for a Tenant Who is Moving into Your Virginia Beach Rental PropertyThe move-in and move-out process can be quite a time consuming and overwhelming for both property owners and renters the same. For renters, the biggest hurdle dwells on moving their personal items and settling into their new home. For landlords, however, the move-in and the move-out process involves a long list of interior and exterior elements that must be checked, as well as maintenance and repair tasks that must be completed, all in a short amount of time. More than taking a quick look from place to place, carrying out a move-in and a move-out checklist can be an unexpectedly elaborate process – if it’s being completed correctly.

When inspecting a Virginia Beach rental home after move-out, it’s necessary to perform a detailed evaluation of each interior and exterior element, as well as document any issues with the condition. This means that each part of each room of the home must be checked and a detailed checklist completed. Walls, doors, trim and baseboards, windows, screens, carpet/flooring, and so on must be gone over carefully and information on needed maintenance and repairs collected.

Other interior elements that need to be checked and documented include window coverings, light fixtures, vents, and fans. Obviously, it’s important not to forget to check fireplaces, smoke detectors, appliances, cabinets, countertops, faucets, showers, plumbing, closets, and so on. Room by room, the entire list of interior essentials must be inspected, and data collected so that if there is a need for items to be renovated, fixed or removed, then those decisions will be made as soon as possible.

While you are completing the move-in/move-out process, it’s also crucial to make a note of the rental home’s exterior elements. The roof, gutters, siding, and garage door should all be checked, and their condition recorded. Sprinkler systems, landscaping, fences and gates, swimming pools, decks, patios, and all other exterior features have to be thoroughly examined so that you will have a general idea on what are the items that need the most attention to get the rental home ready for the next renter.

It’s not a wise plan to rush the entire move-in/move-out process. No matter how tempting it would be to just breeze through it all to get to the next part of signing the new lease for your Virginia Beach rental home; just remember that doing so may result in more harm than good, and could even cost you more as you go along. By methodically inspecting each interior and exterior feature, you can significantly diminish the odds of missing a major maintenance and repair objects and make your new tenant’s initial experience in the home an outstanding and pleasing one.

If spending the time and energy on moving tenants in and out feels like a burden, consider what Real Property Management Hampton Roads has to offer. Our team of professionals will coordinate the whole process for you, checking in every detail that you could possibly need to make an informed decision on all the necessary maintenance and repairs. You’ll have a new tenant and a well-maintained property in no time. Please contact us online or by phone at 757-395-4274 for more information.

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