TENANT MOVE-IN CHECKLIST FROM CHICAGO RENTAL MANAGEMENT EXPERTS
The professionals at Real Property Management Chicago Edge want to make the move-in process positive for tenants. New residents are typically overwhelmed from the headaches that come with moving, so we strive to ease their stress with simple and clear directions. As the nation’s leader in rental management, Chicago homeowners can trust our team with their investment property.
GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW
Within five days of moving in, a tenant must fill out an inventory and condition form to document the status of the rental home upon move-in. Pictures and a written description are an easy way to record the condition of the property before new tenants begin their stay. If tenants discover a repair need, a request must be submitted separately to the correct Chicago rental management personnel.
Tenants will receive a resident manual to use as a reference of what they are responsible for maintaining and what the owner is supposed to manage. Residents need to keep the interior and exterior of the property clean and tidy. They should regularly care for the yard and landscaping. Minor maintenance such as changing light bulbs and replacing air filters also falls under tenant responsibility. Owner duties include providing a safe, rent-ready home with working smoke detectors and appliances. They should re-key the doors before new tenants move in. Management will also handle major maintenance needs and repairs as well.
Additionally, upon move-in, tenants will set up an online private resident portal. This convenient tool allows tenants to pay rent online with a checking account, debit, or credit card. They can also choose to sign up for automatic recurring rent payments. This ensures on-time payment and gives both tenant and owner peace of mind. Also, the online portal can be used to submit repair requests when maintenance is needed.
START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
An easy and smooth move-in process gives your new tenants a good start. Rental management Chicago experts at Real Property Management Chicago Edge understand how to successfully achieve this. We can safeguard your property and tenants. We know what is required to operate a successful rental investment. Check out our extensive list of services and put our team to work for you.