When you give notice to your landlord or letting agent regarding your intention to vacate the property, you may be sent information outlining your responsibilities around the condition of the property when you leave. It may also be worth discussing it with them in order to maximize the amount of deposit to be returned to you.
Refer to your original ‘Property Condition Report’ to ensure the property is left in the same condition as when you moved in. The property condition report will be used by the inventory clerks at the final inspection to check over the property and to determine the return of the deposit.
If there were any agreements made at the commencement or throughout the tenancy for you to alter the premises in any way on the proviso that it is returned at the end of the tenancy, then you need to attend to these things.
Talk to your letting agent with regards to any alterations made or items removed, that were done with or without the landlords permission. It is possible the owner may want to keep the alterations you have made or perhaps offer to purchase them from you.
When vacating a rental property it is a requirement that the property be thoroughly cleaned and returned to the agent/owner in the same condition as when you rented it, according to the property condition report.
Fair wear and tear is acceptable however, and many items will be discussed/negotiated at your final inspection. It is certainly in your favour to present the property in the cleanest possible manner. Below we have provided an overview of what you are likely to be expected to do.
Inform the local council of your move along with any other utility suppliers. We also recommend you arrange redirection of your mail with the Post Office and change your address with the appropriate authorities.
If you are relocating and would like our assistance in finding a new property or vacating your current one, please feel free to contact us to see how we can help you.
0118 947 0029