Moving out of your property
Your tenancy agreement will provide you with all of the details regarding when your lease comes to an end along with anything else you are required to do. Some landlords/agents may insist that you have the property professionally cleaned before you move out. If you are unsure about anything, speak to your landlord/letting agent or your student union.
If you think there could be a lot of rubbish to dispose of on moving day, try to stagger the amount of waste you put out for collection over a few weeks. Many councils now limit the amount of waste that will be taken per household; organising private disposal of rubbish can be very costly.
In the weeks building up to moving day, gather as many boxes as possible along with as any other items you feel may be useful for transporting your possessions.
- Supermarkets and shops are usually a good place to find unwanted cardboard boxes that can be reused for free.
- Try to eat as much of your leftover food (probably a lot of baked beans!) as possible before you move to save cash and space.
Tips to ensure you get your full deposit back:
- Ensure all refuse has been removed from the property (including any gardens/yards)
- Wash walls and skirting boards to remove any marks and grime
- Repair/replace anything which has been broken
- Vacuum carpets and mop floors
- Give the bathrooms, kitchen and all other communal areas a thorough clean
- Air the property as much as you can
- Defrost the freezer and clean the fridge (as well as empty them)
- Take pictures of the house once you've cleaned and removed your possessions just in case there are any disputes over the condition the house has been left in