While we enjoy having long-term relationships with residents of our luxury apartments in Tulsa, we know that apartments are a temporary housing option for many. That means whether you’re moving out after just one lease term or you’re going to be with us for many years, it’s worth planning ahead for how you’ll ensure a smooth move-out process.
In this post, we’ll focus less on the actual moving process (we have a separate post about that) and more on how to make things go smoothly between you and our management team as we close out your account with us. So without further ado let’s talk tips for smooth move-outs!
Read Your Lease
Understanding the requirements laid out by your leasing agreement is essential to a smooth move-out experience. Not only do we recommend reading your lease carefully when you sign it (and each time you renew your lease), but we also recommend reviewing your lease as soon as you know when you plan to move out. There are requirements listed in your lease for how to initiate a move-out.
Always Request Maintenance Promptly
Keeping your apartment in good condition throughout your time in our community is the best way to improve your chances of ensuring you don’t owe any additional money upon move-out. In addition to things like cleaning large appliances regularly and understanding what tools you can and can’t use on walls in your apartment, requesting maintenance promptly when you have an issue can help prevent damage to your apartment and ensure you haven’t forgotten to address an issue that may require repairs after move-out.
Have The Right Cleanup Tools For the Job
Speaking of regularly cleaning, ensuring you have the right cleaner for the job can eliminate the need for our staff to perform deep cleaning ourselves and help ensure you get more of your security deposit back. For example, specialized oven, stove, and grout cleaners can work wonders. Some of the most common culprits of move-out repair costs are insufficiently cleaned ovens and showers.
Don’t Forget To Give Written Notice
Check your lease for exact details on when you need to provide notice of your move-out. A 60-day notice requirement is common in most leases. Also please note that verbal notice is not sufficient; our management staff cannot process your move-out notice until we have received that notice in writing.
Plan your utility shut-off ahead of time
For individually-contracted utilities, don’t forget to schedule a utility shut-off with your provider. The shut-off will transfer the account back into our name and ensure you are not paying for utilities to the unit past your move-out date. Bear in mind that your shut-off cannot precede the last day of your lease term or you may be charged by us for the utility costs incurred for that unit as part of your final bill.
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