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Moving Checklists

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Preparing for a move is often stressful business. We want to make things as easy as possible for you, so we've compiled checklists using some of the questions we frequently hear from tenants. Whether you've just been approved for a Royal Gate rental home or you're getting ready to move out, you can use the information below to make sure you don't miss a beat.

Still have questions? Chat with our team: (913) 735-7783

Move-in Checklist

Congratulations on being approved for one of our properties! We're always happy to welcome new tenants to the fold.

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent payment and all applicable deposits and fees are due at the lease signing. Be sure to speak with our management team in advance and confirm the totals.

Move-in Information

We'll provide all necessary information about taking possession of the home, along with the keys and move-in inspection notes, at the lease signing. You'll also have the opportunity to get answers to any questions you have about your new rental home.

Utilities

Please note, all utility accounts for our rental homes need to be placed in the name of the leaseholder. Make this change by calling the utility providers immediately upon taking possession of the home. Failure to do so promptly may result in outages or administrative fees.

Move-out Checklist

While we're always sad to see good tenants leave, we wish you the best of luck in your future housing adventure. Be sure to leave things on the right foot by taking care of the following important tasks.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Please provide us with written notice of your intent to vacate your rental property. Read through your lease for details surrounding the length of your stay. Remember, if you choose to leave early, you'll be liable for rent through the agreed move-out date.

Property Condition

It's important to return the home to us in good condition. Please address the following:

  • Rental Cleaning: You need to deep clean the property after removing all of your belongings. Mop, sweep, and vacuum floors, wipe down walls and hard surfaces, and sanitize all food preparation and bathroom areas. We recommend using a professional cleaning service for the best results.
  • Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If you live in a residential home with outdoor space, you'll need to handle all landscaping chores before leaving. This includes mowing the lawn, leaf collection and disposal, and other ongoing maintenance responsibilities.
  • Repairs: Beyond acceptable wear and tear, your home should have no damage. If necessary, replace light bulbs and broken glass, and be sure to patch any holes left by nails or screws. If extensive damage has occurred, please work with our team to rectify the problem.

Security Deposit

Your deposit will be returned to you as quickly as possible. Our team will conduct final inspections to look for damage that occurred during your stay. If we need to make repairs, we'll contact service vendors and deduct expenses from the deposit.

Please remember, the security deposit is a safeguard intended exclusively for use in the event of a problem. You cannot use your deposit as a final rent payment. Failure to make your last month's payment in good faith may result in legal consequences.