apartment lease ending: what to do

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Apartment lease ending? Welp, you made it! Even though you’re not staying in your spot, we hope it was the best of times. Before you say “bye, see ya never” to your old unit, you’re going to want to make sure you do a few things! In this lesson we’ll cover what to consider when your lease is ending and what to do before you move out.

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apartment lease ending: what to do

renting an apartment

Apartment lease ending? Welp, you made it! Even though you’re not staying in your spot, we hope it was the best of times. Before you say “bye, see ya never” to your old unit, you’re going to want to make sure you do a few things! In this lesson we’ll cover what to consider when your lease is ending and what to do before you move out.

What to consider when your lease is ending

 

Months before your lease is about to end, you should start thinking about a few things:

 

  • Do you want to renew the lease?
  • Do you want to move somewhere else?

 

If you want to move, you’ll have to give notice to your landlord that you’re peacing out. Typically you’ll want to give at least 30 days notice.

 

If you’re moving and your roommates are staying (or vice versa), you’ll want to make sure you can get the leaving party off of the lease.

 

If you do decide to stay at your spot, it’s worth noting that your rent will likely increase year over year. Typical rent increases range from 3-5% each year, but you might get lucky! Your landlord will notify you if this is going to happen.

 

Must-dos if you’re moving out

  • Re-read your lease contract and be prepared for any convo with your landlord around your lease agreement.
  • Get your security deposit back!! Do a walkthrough with your landlord and discuss how and when you’ll be getting your deposit back.
  • CLEAN! Many places require you to leave the place clean — or else you could be charged.
  • Set up mail forwarding to your new address. Don’t let your next Postmates order get delivered to the rando who took over your old apartment.

 

Whatever you decide to do when your apartment lease is up, it’s typically a much easier process than it was to move in.

what's in this lesson?

Apartment lease ending? Welp, you made it! Even though you’re not staying in your spot, we hope it was the best of times. Before you say “bye, see ya never” to your old unit, you’re going to want to make sure you do a few things! In this lesson we’ll cover what to consider when your lease is ending and what to do before you move out.

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What to consider when your lease is ending

 

Months before your lease is about to end, you should start thinking about a few things:

 

  • Do you want to renew the lease?
  • Do you want to move somewhere else?

 

If you want to move, you’ll have to give notice to your landlord that you’re peacing out. Typically you’ll want to give at least 30 days notice.

 

If you’re moving and your roommates are staying (or vice versa), you’ll want to make sure you can get the leaving party off of the lease.

 

If you do decide to stay at your spot, it’s worth noting that your rent will likely increase year over year. Typical rent increases range from 3-5% each year, but you might get lucky! Your landlord will notify you if this is going to happen.

 

Must-dos if you’re moving out

  • Re-read your lease contract and be prepared for any convo with your landlord around your lease agreement.
  • Get your security deposit back!! Do a walkthrough with your landlord and discuss how and when you’ll be getting your deposit back.
  • CLEAN! Many places require you to leave the place clean — or else you could be charged.
  • Set up mail forwarding to your new address. Don’t let your next Postmates order get delivered to the rando who took over your old apartment.

 

Whatever you decide to do when your apartment lease is up, it’s typically a much easier process than it was to move in.

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