Move-In & Move-Out Checklist

Learn how to make your move-in or move-out process efficient and easy.


We know moving can be stressful and overwhelming at times. At Rincon Property Management, we do our absolute best to help make the process as seamless as possible for our clients and tenants. If you are moving into one of our properties or you're getting ready to end your stay, we aim to provide all of the information you need up-front, to help you be best prepared and feel confident on your move-out or move-in date. Review the checklists we have put together below to best answer your questions regarding your move-in and move-out dates. We've aimed to explore answers to the most common questions we receive on this page in an effort to help your move go as smoothly as possible. Of course, if you have other questions not covered below, please call us: at (805) 288-1119.




We hope you're excited about moving into a Rincon Property Management home. Please keep the information below in mind as you prepare to move in to help things move forward as smoothly as possible. These checklists aim to provide you with all of the information you need to consider up-front, helping you to be prepared and confident as you move into the new property. 




When you move out of a property, you may wonder what needs to happen during this process. As you prepare to move out of your rental home, please keep the following checklist in mind to best prepare you for the move-out process! 


First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

You'll need to pay the first month's rent for your property, along with the security deposit at the lease signing. Speak to a member of our team beforehand to confirm the amounts due.

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Notice of Intent to Vacate

All tenants are asked to provide written notice of intent to vacate before leaving. This gives our team adequate time to begin preparing for a new renter. Refer to the terms of your lease to determine the agreed-upon move-out date.

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Move-In Date & Inspection

We will schedule your move-in date and provide any necessary inspection information at the signing. 


Property Condition

  • Rental Cleaning: Please return your property to its original rental condition before handing in the keys. You'll need to remove all of your belongings from the unit, professionally clean the floors, and wipe down all hard surfaces.

  • Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If you have outdoor space where you take care of routine landscaping chores, do these once more before you move out.

  • Repairs: If any cosmetic damage has occurred in your rental home, take the necessary steps to address this before vacating.



The utility accounts for your rental property need to be placed in your name immediately after the lease signing. Take care of this quickly to avoid unnecessary fees or temporary outages.


Security Deposit

Your security deposit serves as protection against any damage that could occur during your stay. The best way to ensure the full deposit is returned is to make certain any damage is addressed before you move out. If we do identify damage after your departure, we will make the repairs and charge you for all expenses associated with the work. The deductions will be made from your deposit. The remainder will be returned to you as quickly as possible, along with an itemized invoice with the deductions detailed.