Post Application Acceptance

Created by Brianna Whelan, Modified on Mon, 14 Aug 2023 at 01:43 PM by Brianna Whelan


To ensure you are well-prepared and organized for the next phases of the rental process, it's essential to understand what lies ahead. From comprehending the lease agreement to settling comfortably into your new abode, this comprehensive article outlines the key aspects to anticipate after your rental application has received the green light. 


  1. Lease Review and Signing  

What kind of lease do you use? 

Standard Lease written by the North Carolina Bar Association to protect both tenants and landownersWe also include in our leases - proprietary provisions such as no smoking, and homes can't be listed for sale. 


  1. Security Deposit and Rent Payment  

Pay first month's rent/ Hold payment – Must be paid within 24 hours of application acceptance to secure property 


  1. Move In Inspection  

Before moving your belongings into the rental unit, it's advisable to conduct a thorough move-in inspection. Document the existing condition of the property, including any pre-existing damage, and take photos as evidence. This will protect you from being held responsible for damage that was there before you moved in. Submit a list of upgrades and repair requests and keep a copy 


  1. Utilities and Services Setup  

Arrange for the transfer of utilities, such as electricity, water, gas, and internet, to your name. Notify the respective service providers about your move-in date and set up appointments if necessary. Make sure all services are functional before your official move-in day to ensure a smooth transition. 


  1. Walkthrough with the Landlord  

On your move-in day, it's common to schedule a walkthrough with the landlord or property manager. This is an opportunity to address any questions you might have about the property and its features. During the walkthrough, take note of key information such as emergency contacts, garbage disposal procedures, and any specific rules or regulations for the property. 


  1. Tenant’s Insurance  

While the landlord's insurance covers the building's structure, it's a good idea to consider getting renters' insurance to protect your personal belongings and liability. Research and select an insurance policy that aligns with your needs and budget. 


  1. Settling In 

After you've completed the necessary paperwork and moved in, take some time to settle into your new space. Familiarize yourself with the property's amenities and nearby services. Introduce yourself to neighbors and begin establishing a positive relationship within the community. 


  1. Ongoing Communication  

 If you encounter any maintenance issues, repairs, or concerns, report them promptly. Addressing issues early can prevent them from becoming more significant problems down the line. 

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