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Vacating the property

Need to move out? Here’s your guide to vacating a rental property managed by Bridgman Property Management.

Need to move out? Here’s your guide to vacating a rental property managed by Bridgman Property Management.

Need to vacate your property? Here’s what you need to do:

1. Notify Bridgman Property Management

For a periodic tenancy, you must give us at least 21 days’ written notice to vacate the property: this is in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

You must continue to pay the rent during this 21 day period.

2. Prospective new tenants will be shown round the property

Once you’ve given us notice of vacating the property, you must allow Bridgman Property Management to show prospective tenants through the property. We’d appreciate your co-operation with this: and it would be helpful if you could keep the property clean and tidy.

We’ll check the times of any showings with you; by law you’re required to provide reasonable access.

3. Notify the utilities

When you vacate the property, it’s your responsibility to finalise your utilities accounts (electricity, gas, phone, etc.) and to pay any money owing.

4. Remember to leave the property clean

The property should be reasonably clean and tidy when you move out. We’ve even got a handy checklist that you can use to make sure you remember to attend all the nitty-gritty details… you’ll receive that once you’ve notified us that you wish to vacate the property.

You’re required to leave the property clean, tidy and free from damage: you’ll find it helpful to refer back to your initial Property Inspection Report. (If you can’t find the hard copy, you can see it online by logging into the property management system.)

5. Final property inspection and bond refund

Once you’ve moved out, we’ll conduct a final property inspection to ensure that the property and chattels are clean, tidy and free from damage. Once we’re satisfied with that, your bond will be refunded to you.

Bond refunds take up to 3 working days to process.

Contact us if you wish to give notice to vacate a property

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