Moving Checklists

We aim to make your move as easy as possible.

If you're on the move, we understand you're juggling a lot of different responsibilities. We've helped countless tenants to make a seamless transition into a new property, and we want to do our best to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Please read through our moving checklists below to learn more about the right way to ensure a successful move. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us via the portal or by calling our office: (415) 346-8600

Move-in Checklist

Congratulations on moving into your new rental home! Start your stay with us off on the right foot by following these important steps.

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent payment, security deposit, and any other applicable fees (e.g. property rental management fees) must be paid at the lease signing. Please confirm the amounts in advance with our team.

Move-in Date & Inspection

All information regarding the key exchange, official move-in time, and any necessary inspections will be clarified at the lease signing.


As a Leading Properties tenant, you'll need to place utility accounts for your rental property in your name upon taking occupancy. Please do this as quickly as possible to avoid possible outages.

Move-out Checklist

We're always sad to say goodbye to great tenants, but we hope you've enjoyed the time you spent in our property. Please keep the following in mind as you prepare to vacate your home.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

We ask all tenants to please provide written notice of intent to vacate as the end of the lease draws near. This gives us time to begin preparing for the next tenant.

Property Condition

Remember, your home must be returned to its original condition before you hand in the keys. This includes:

  • Rental Cleaning: Your property should be thoroughly cleaned before you leave. Take the time to mop and sweep floors, empty out garbage receptacles, and remove all personal belongings from the unit.
  • Repairs: If any damage occurred during your stay, take the necessary measures to rectify the issues. This may include replacing burnt lightbulbs, patching nail and screw holes, and addressing any cosmetic damage. For more serious repairs, work with our management team to find an amicable resolution.

Security Deposit

Your security deposit safeguards against damage that might occur during your tenancy. We kindly remind you that these funds cannot be used to pay your last month's rent.

After you vacate the rental property, we conduct a final inspection to check for damages. If we identify any problems, we will make appropriate repairs and deduct expenses from the deposit. The remainder will be returned to you as quickly as possible.