When you have written a contract with a tenant, it is important to ensure that everything is organized and clear before the move-in. Here is a checklist of points that are important for you as a landlord to take responsibility for:
- Compile an inventory list
- Store your belongings
- Do a proper cleaning
- Put together house information for the tenant
- Write a key handover receipt
- Change address and population register
Compile an inventory list
The first step is to make sure that you and the tenant agree on the condition of the property at the time of move-in. This is important to avoid unnecessary disputes during move-out. An inventory list and an inspection report that is documented and witnessed by both parties can serve as evidence in case any issues arise.
At the bottom of the page, you can download a template for the inventory list and inspection report that can facilitate the process.
Store your belongings
If you rent out a furnished property, it may be a good idea to store your own belongings somewhere else if they don't fit in the new residence or if you don't need them right now. If you don't have access to a storage unit, you can collaborate with storage companies that offer simple and convenient solutions.
Do a proper cleaning
How well you perform your cleaning will set the expectations for the tenant on how the property should be returned. It is your responsibility as the landlord to ensure that the property is in good condition for the incoming tenant. To avoid misunderstandings and potential disputes, it is important that move-out cleaning is done thoroughly and professionally. If you or the tenant choose to clean it yourselves, make sure that all items on our cleaning checklist (at the bottom of the page) have been fulfilled.
Put together house information for the tenant
As a landlord, you can go the extra mile by providing the tenant with a list of useful information. This may include things about the property, the area, or the neighbors that could be helpful for the tenant. Include information about the laundry room, any rules in the area, and contact details for the housing association or landlord for emergencies or issues. This is highly appreciated by tenants and helps build a good relationship between the parties.
Write a key handover receipt
To avoid uncertainties about keys and the tenant's responsibilities in case of key loss, it is important that both you and the tenant sign a key receipt upon move-in. This document serves as proof that the keys have been handed over and that both parties are aware of the division of responsibilities.
At the bottom of the page, you can download a template for the key receipt that can facilitate the process.
Change address and population register
When you sublet your property, you do not need to change your address, and it does not affect your registration in the population register. You can continue to be registered at your regular address even if you rent out your property to someone else. Just make sure that all bills are delivered to the correct address; otherwise, there is a risk that, for example, the fee from the housing association/rent invoices from the landlord will be left in the mailbox.
If you want to change your address, you can easily do it with BankID via the Swedish Tax Agency.
By ensuring that everything is organized before the tenant's move-in, you can create a smooth and secure rental experience for both you as the landlord and the tenant. If you have any questions or concerns along the way, you are always welcome to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you!