Here are some tips for things you can do before moving out of a rental property to stay on good terms with your landlord:

  • Give your landlord the required move-out notice
  • Remove all hooks and nails from walls
  • Clean behind and inside all appliances
  • Clean inside of all cabinets and drawers
  • Clean light switches, base boards, and door frames
  • Fix any issue you can that occurred during your occupancy
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs
  • Fill nail holes
  • Touch up walls with paint (If applicable)
  • Consider hiring a professional cleaner to clean the property before moving out
  • Have a trusted friend give the property a mock inspection
  • Take pictures or videos of the condition you left the rental in
  • Turn in all keys
  • Give your landlord your new address and contact information if changed