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Move-in Checklist

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Moving is often a tedious job, but at Real Property Management Central Valley we strive to make the move in process as simple as possible.

Real Property Management Central Valley wants all of our tenants to enjoy a smooth move-in experience when taking occupancy of their residential property. After your application has been fully approved, your property manager will contact you to begin the leasing process. There are several steps associated with the move in process and we will work closely with you to keep everything on track.

  • Lease executed and remainder of deposit lodged
  • Tenant Handbook reviewed
  • Utilities connected
  • 1st month’s rent and all security deposits submitted
  • Inspection and orientation performed
  • Electricity: PG&E,TID or MID must be notified to transfer service into your name 24 hours prior to move-in. Please obtain your new account # to provide us so we can verify. (If applicable)
  • Gas: PG&E 800-427-2200 must be notified to transfer service into your name 24 hours prior to move-in. Please obtain your new account # to provide us so we can verify. (If applicable)
  • Water/Sewer/Trash: Call your local city to notify them of the transfer of service into your name 24 hours prior to move-in. Please obtain your new account # to provide us so we can verify. (If applicable)
  • Rent is due on the 1st of the month, you may pay by check (made to “Real Property Management”), or online Pay Rent Tab . You will not be billed or a sent a sent a notice to pay, if the payment is not received by the 5th you will be assessed a late fee as set forth in your lease agreement.
  • Keys Will be given from our Property Coordinator on the day you are authorized to move in
  • Emergencies are to be reported to the management company. When you move in please be aware of the location of the water turn off valve (if applicable) and breaker box.
  • Move-in Inspection Form is included in this packet. Please fill this out indicating any noticeable damage in the rental and return to us within a week.

Tenant is responsible for the following:

  • Yard care (If not mentioned in the lease)/watering (by hand if sprinklers broken) Minor trimming, pruning & weeding beds
  • Testing and changing batteries in smoke detectors and/or carbon monoxide detectors
  • Changing all inoperable light bulbs (60 watt maximum) and fluorescent tubes in easily accessible light fixtures.
  • Keep dryer vents & house vents inside & out clean
  • Pest control (for details please call the office)
  • Inside & outside window cleaning
  • Tenant is responsible for all maintenance of water softener and water purification systems (if applicable).
  • Drain stoppage (clogging) when caused by tenant.  Do not put potato peelings, onion skins, or artichoke trimmings through the disposal.  Any other food placed in the disposal should have cold water run through the drain for at least 10 seconds after grinding.  This carries the food out to the main sewer.
  • Payment of rent or other charges as determined by lease and addendum.
  • Do not use the drop-in cleaners in the tank of the toilet.  This will destroy the rubber in the fittings.  The type that clip to the bowl edge are best.
  • No foreign items are to be flushed away.  This includes: baby wipes, tampons, diapers, paper towels, dental floss, clumping kitty litter, etc.  these items will clog the drain and you will be charged for the repairs.

This is only a partial list, please refer to your lease and addendums for clarification.