When the end of your tenancy comes there will need to be a few things that you do in an effort to make sure that you are getting the deposit back that you placed on the apartment or home. These few little tips will go a long way in the securing of your deposit in an effort to make sure you are not paying for any damage or other cost.
Go through the place and look at everything, make a list of the items that you need to clean, as well as the ones that have to be repaired. This will be a crucial step in the way of taking a little time and ensuring that you are getting the desired results for the attempts that are made. Once this list has been made, then it is time to head to the store and get the needed supplies to make the cleaning or repairs.
Small things like a broken light switch cover can be taken out of your deposit and if enough of these occur, you can see it reduced by a decent amount. Another pitfall is making sure that you are not being hit with the hiring of a cleaning crew to pay for your mess that you made. Many property owners and management companies will take this charge and place it against your deposit.
Look at the lease and make sure that you are not breaking it. Many people move into a place and forget about the lease that they signed a year ago, the next thing that they know; they are being held in violation of this, breaking your lease will often result in a complete surrendering of your deposit.
A deep cleaning on your part can go a long way in helping you make sure that you are guaranteed to get your deposit back and will not be sending it to the property owner or Management Company. Things like the oven and freezer are the two big areas that see the most amount of trouble in this regard.
Following these tips and tricks are the perfect thing that has to be kept in mind when it comes to getting your full deposit back and not being in a situation that will leave you out in the dark.
This is a guest article contributed By Joe Oppedisano, a blogger friend.