If you’re moving into or out of a rental property, there are several points of concern that do not exist for homeowners. Many people may incorrectly assume that because the space is smaller, this process is simpler than a home move, or that they do not require expert advice and assistance to transfer from one apartment to another.
The reality is that landlords may require you to follow specific rules and regulations, which means that hiring a team can take a lot of the difficulty out of moving. With more than a decade of experience, our movers are up to the challenge of an apartment move – and a few flights of stairs!
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Our understanding of regulations for condos and apartments allows us to execute each move with the highest level of precision. We protect elevators and surfaces while moving your furniture, ensuring the safety of your belongings and your security deposit.
Additionally, hiring a locally owned company like Fox Moving and Storage to assist with your move speeds up the whole process. This helps you to get your stuff out of common areas quickly and efficiently; it also provides some extra leeway for apartment-mandated tasks like cleaning and spackling before your landlord comes by to inspect the rental unit.
Preparing for an Apartment Move?
If you’re getting ready to move out of a rental property like an apartment or condo, we’ve prepared a quick checklist for your reference.
- Be sure to give your landlord proper notice. Depending on the stipulations of your lease, many complexes in Nashville require a 30- or 60-day notice before your move out date. Being considerate of your property manager helps to ensure you’ll get your deposit back without penalty; it also allows landlords to properly advertise and fill the unit for another year.
- Start downsizing. Moving is a great excuse to look at your belongings with a critical eye. Sort through items that you no longer need and make a few trips to your local donation center – you’ll have less to pack, and it’ll feel good to give back.
- What came with the place? In the flurry of activity surrounding your move, it can be easy to accidentally pack away small appliances, like microwaves, that actually came with the property. Check your rental agreement to ensure you don’t take anything that isn’t yours. This also helps you to plan purchases for your new place.
- Make it move-in ready. While your property manager will handle major renovations like new carpet, you should make sure to check over the unit before your lease ends. Clean up any messes, wipe down appliances, and throw open the windows for a breath of fresh air while you spackle holes in the drywall. These little gestures take almost no time, and they go a long way towards getting your security deposit back.
- Change over your utilities. As you move into a new place, you need to make sure that water, electric, sewer, and gas accounts from your old apartment are either closed or transferred over to your new property as needed.
- Don’t forget storage spaces! Many rental properties include additional storage in the form of outdoor closets, garage units, or shared areas for large items. Before vacating your apartment, go through these spaces to make sure nothing gets left behind.
Moving Apartments? We Can Help.
Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or leaving a long-term rental for a new home, you should work with the best. Fox Moving and Storage handles local and long distance moves for a great price. Our team of expert, trained professionals will work with you to take the headache out of your Nashville move. Call 615-965-5640 or complete the form below for a free quote.
Sit back and relax – we’ll do the heavy lifting.