Move In Process

Move in Process

Now that you’ve signed your lease, it’s time to move into your new home!

Possession

When you signed your lease you should have received the contact information for the super or the person responsible for your keys. If you did not receive that, contact your agent.  It is also important to note that when you take the keys you acknowledge a possession of the apartment. If you take possession of the keys prior to your scheduled lease start date, your landlord may charge you a pro-rated amount of money for the time of advanced possession.

If you are using movers, it is better to schedule them as early as possible because prices skyrocket or no one is available. You should also ask your agent or super about any move in restrictions. Some landlord’s mention this in your lease. A few examples include: You can only move in Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm or you have to request a specific blocked out time to use the elevator.

Cable/Phone/Internet/Renter’s Insurance

For your cable, internet and phone you should schedule your cable phone an internet provider at least 10 days prior to your scheduled move. If you wait any longer than that, you run the risk of not having it setup when you move in. Most companies will need to get access to your apartment. So, it will have to be when you have taken possession of the apartment. If you plan on using a satellite dish company, make sure you check that it does not violate the conditions of your lease agreement.

Some landlords require renters insurance; your agent will let you know if it is required. You may also want to add renter’s insurance for your protection.