Move-in/Move-out Checklist

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Moving Checklists — Make your upcoming move a success


We want to help you through the moving process

Moving is never fun, but moving in New York City is a whole different ballgame. We know our tenants have a lot of questions and concerns, and we want to do everything we can to help you get everything sorted out. Read through the information on this page to help streamline your move and if you need additional help, don’t hesitate to get in touch: (718) 536-2642

Move-in Checklist

First Month’s Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month’s rent and a security deposit are both required to finalize the lease. Please confirm these amounts with us in advance.

Move-in Date & Inspection

We’ll set the official move-in date and key exchange with you when you sign the lease. After moving in, if you notice any damage in the unit, please notify us immediately so we can note the damage in your file.


You’ll need to contact ConEd and/or National Grid to get your utility accounts set up. Do this promptly or you may lose utility access inside your rental. You will be responsible for any fees associated with restoring access.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Planning to move out of your rental property? Please provide us with written notice of your intent to vacate. Refer to the terms of your lease to determine the end date of your lease.

Property Condition

Before you hand in the keys, you need to bring your rental back to rent-ready condition. To do this, take care of the following:

  • Rental Cleaning: Your rental should be properly cleaned, with all of your personal belongings removed from the unit. Sanitize every room, taking the time to sweep/mop/vacuum and wipe down hard surfaces.
  • Repairs: If any damage occurred during your stay, please make every effort to repair these problems. Patch nail and screw holes and replace burnt lightbulbs. If there are bigger issues, contact us to find an amicable solution.
Security Deposit

Your security deposit is used to cover any damage that takes place during your tenancy. We will conduct an inspection after your departure and if any new damage is identified, we’ll schedule repairs and use the deposit to cover these expenses. The remaining amount will be returned to you.

Remember, you cannot use your deposit as your final month’s rent.

If you don’t pay your final month’s rent, we will report this to housing court, credit bureaus, and any other relevant authorities.