Posts Tagged: pre-move checklist

10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist
10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist

10 Point Apartment Walk-Through Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before you move in, you should conduct a walk-through of your apartment with the landlord or his representative present. During this walk-through, you should note and take pictures, if appropriate, of all problem areas you discover. The items on this list are all things that should be taken care of by the landlord, with no…
How To Deal With Bad Landlords
How To Deal With Bad Landlords

How To Deal With Bad Landlords

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Russell works for Response Mine Interactive, an internet marketing company in Atlanta, GA.  He has dealt with bad landlords for the past three years, and has filed a lawsuit against one.  Currently he is working on a client specializing in furniture. Dealing with Bad Landlords So,  you’re out of your parents’ house…
“It must have gotten lost in the mail…”
“It must have gotten lost in the mail…”

“It must have gotten lost in the mail…”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tomorrow is moving day, and we’ve been changing addresses like crazy, which leads us to our next preparation pointer: Make a checklist of all the institutions and organizations that have your address on file. Then let each one of them know that you’ve got a new mailing address. Doing this will take some time, but…
Five Six Things to Do Before You Move In
Five Six Things to Do Before You Move In

Five Six Things to Do Before You Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
1. Document any problems with the apartment with photographs and detailed descriptions so that you have no problem getting your security deposit back when you move out. Give a copy of this list to your landlord (this may even prompt him or her to make a few more repairs!) 2. Turn on your utilities. Nobody…
10 Items to Check Before You Move In
10 Items to Check Before You Move In

10 Items to Check Before You Move In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dale Y the Maintenance Guy from LaCrosse, Wisconsin shares his pre-move 10-point checklist. Here is a basic apartment checklist that should be done before you move in. All of these things should be taken care of by the landlord, with no cost to you. 1. Door Locks and Latches—They need to work smoothly with and…