Move-in/Move-out Checklist

Moving Checklists

We want to help you make a successful move.

Moving into a new rental is an exciting step, but it does come with a lot of responsibilities. At StoneHarbor Property Management, we want to help simplify the process for our tenants. We’ve created these checklists as a resource for your upcoming move. If you still have questions after reading through the information below, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide additional support: (619) 930-9335

Move-in Checklist

First Month’s Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month’s rent and your security deposit both must be paid before we can give you access to the rental property. These amounts are due at the lease signing.

Move-in Date & Inspection

We will provide all information about the move-in at the lease signing, including setting your official move-in date and scheduling your inspection.


As a StoneHarbor Property Management tenant, all utility accounts must be placed in your name. You must also keep your accounts in good standing throughout the duration of your lease.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Please provide written notice of your intent to vacate your rental property. Refer to your lease to determine your move-out date. Even if you move before, you must pay your rent through this predetermined date or will be in violation of the terms of your lease.

Property Condition

Before you hand in the keys for your rental, please make sure you bring the home back to its original condition.

• Rental Cleaning: Carefully clean every room in your rental and remove all belongings from the space. Sanitize your kitchen and bathroom(s) and wipe down all hard surfaces throughout the property. You must also vacuum/sweep/mop all floors in the rental.

• Repairs: If any damage took place inside your property, please take the necessary steps to repair these problems before vacating. This includes patching nail and screw holes and replacing any broken glass.

Security Deposit

We will return the security deposit to you after conducting our final inspection. If we identify any new damage during this inspection, we will make repairs and deduct expenses from the total amount.

Remember, you cannot us your deposit to pay your final month’s rent. Failure to promptly pay this bill will result in collection efforts.