Living in apartments, or rented spaces mean, sooner or later you will have to start packing your bags. This can be because the lease is over or just because you need fresh surroundings. Whatever the reason may be it is a good idea to leave the landlord happy, especially if you would like to get back most of the security deposit. So here are some tips to help keep the parting relationship smooth.
Clean, clean, clean: this is a fundamental requirement when returning a rented property. It is best to try and make the place as clean as possible. Hire professional vacate cleaning services if you require, but try to get it done yourself, as it will be cheaper than what your landlord will deduct from your deposit if he/ she has to do the cleaning.
Keep informed: letting your landlord know when you are planning to leave is important. Not informing in advance could mean that you might have to pay extra month’s rent and so on. It will also allow that landlord time to find new tenants.
Pets: if you have pets, it is a good idea to fumigate the place before returning it. In some cases if there are carpets, then steam cleaning with the help from a house cleaning services in Melbourne provider will need to be done. Some rental contracts will also have these as a strict requirement. So read carefully before signing them and returning your apartment.
Inspection: an inspection after everything in the apartment has been returned to the original order is very useful. Getting the landlord to sign a document stating so will also avoid any unnecessary deductions from your deposit. In this way both parties can agree or disagree and make necessary arrangements as required. If by any chance your landlord refuses an inspection, it is best to get this also in writig to avoid any unnecessary issues.
Alternations: clearly state or discuss any alterations made at the location while on tenancy. Sometimes the alternations might be beneficial for the space and increase its value. In such instances, always discuss with the landlord before hastily removing them. It is however always better to get any such agreements in writing.
Wear and tear: some wear and tear is normal, and will always happen to a place. Natural factors and deterioration will normally occur as time goes by, so stressing over every change the apartment has gone through is not practical.