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Moving Checklists

Prepare for your move with the right information

Moving into a new home comes with a number of unique challenges. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you, which is why we've compiled these moving checklists for your review. Read through the information below to learn more about how to start or end a rental relationship with the Tara Property Management team.

If you have other questions that haven't been answered on this page, please call us: (360­) 675-­9097

Move-in Checklist

We want to help make your move into your new rental home seamless.

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent payment, as well as your security deposit, must be paid at the lease signing. If you owe us any other fees, you also need to handle these at that time.

Move-in Date & Inspection

We set your move-in date and schedule the first inspection at the lease signing. We'll also answer any questions you have about the property at that time.

Note: Your first month rent payment, as well as your security deposit and any additional deposits, must be paid at the lease signing. If you are “holding” the unit for a longer period you will be required to put down a “holding fee” which is non-refundable within 48 hours of application approval, which will become your security deposit upon move in.


After moving into your new home, you'll need to put all utility accounts in your name. Please take care of this as quickly as possible or you may experience outages or encounter additional administrative fees.

Move-out Checklist

We hope you've enjoyed your stay with us and wish you the best of luck moving forward.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Please remember to provide us with written notice of your intent to leave your rental home. This allows us to begin preparing the unit for a new renter. Check the lease you signed for information about your moving date.

Property Condition

You are responsible for keeping your home in good condition throughout the duration of your lease. Before you leave the property, please ensure it has been properly cleaned. Download our cleaning checklist below.

Download the Cleaning Checklist

Security Deposit

Your security deposit protects against any damage that could occur during your stay. We will perform a final inspection after you leave; any damage identified will be repaired at your expense, with costs deducted from the deposit.

We do our best to return the remainder to you as quickly as possible.