Moving Checklist

Learn how to make your move a success

Moving Checklists

We want to make your move as easy as possible.

We know moving can be very stressful, which is why we've created these checklists to answer common questions you may have about the process. Please review the information on this page and if you still need help, give us a call for more information: (617) 487-4868

Move-in Checklist

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent check and your security deposit both are payable at the lease signing. Please confirm the amounts with us in advance.

Move-in Date & Inspection

Your move-in date and initial walkthrough information will all be provided at the lease signing.


Utility accounts for your property need to be placed in your name immediately following the lease signing. Failure to promptly get the accounts turned over could result in temporary access problems or administrative fees.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Planning to move out of your Green Ocean Property Management home? Please provide us with written notice of your intent to vacate the premises. This gives us time to begin preparing the home for a new tenant.

Refer to your lease agreement for specific conditions when moving out of your rental property.

Property Condition

Before you hand in the keys to your rental, you'll need to bring your property back to rent-ready condition. This includes:

  • Rental Cleaning: Carefully clean every room in your home, paying special attention to the kitchen and bathroom spaces. Sanitize all hard surfaces, wipe down walls and vacuum/sweep all floors.
  • Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If your home has outdoor space where you regularly address upkeep like mowing the lawn and landscaping, please take care of these chores once more before vacating.
  • Repairs: If any damage occurred during your stay, take the necessary measures to repair these issues. Patch nail and screw holes, replace broken glass and place new bulbs in your light fixtures. For more serious damage, speak to a member of our team.

Security Deposit

Your security deposit does not apply for your final rent payment. These funds cover any fees, repair costs, or unpaid balances on your account after your departure. We will make every effort to return the deposit to you promptly.