The saying goes that you should leave places better than you found them. The same idea applies to preparing for new tenants to move in. No one wants to move into a home that is messy or incomplete. To ensure your new tenants are comfortable and safe, there are a few actions you need to take before they arrive.

Maintenance Items to Complete Before New Tenants Move In: Ensure Plumbing and Electrical Systems Are Safe

Before you lease out a property to anyone, you need to verify that everything is still safe. It’s a bad idea to put new tenants at risk and consequently jeopardize yourself. To be more specific, you need to have a professional inspect the plumbing and electrical systems in the home. A functioning plumbing system will help reassure you that there is still running water, but nothing is being damaged by water. If your electrical system is faulty, your properties may catch on fire, which is why you should always fix loose wires and teach your tenants how to practice electronic safety.

Deep Clean

People, especially new tenants, enjoy living in a clean place. As the landlord, it is your responsibility to oversee the cleaning of your leased property. One of the reasons you should deep clean the property is because you want to get rid of anything left behind by previous tenants. This includes furniture, toys, or even appliances. Deep cleaning is also beneficial because it removes allergens from the floors. Dirty floors can contain dirt and allergens that can be harmful to the health of tenants. By cleaning, you can present your property in the best light possible to the future tenants.

Maintenance Items to Complete Before New Tenants Move In: Update Entry Security

Nowadays, many homes have a small camera near their doorbell so that they know who is there. Before you lease out your property, you should know that it is also your responsibility to set up updated forms of security for the new tenant. This means that you need to make new keys and update the pass code to turn off the alarm system. By doing so, you are increasing trust in your property before they move in and have an incident where someone breaks in or knows the passcode.


By preparing your property for the tenants, you are creating a welcoming space they will be happy to stay in and take care of. All you need to do is keep the tenant in mind and prepare the property the way you would like it to be if you were the one moving in!

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

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