Move In/Out Checklists

Making a move? We want to make things simple.

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but the process can prove incredibly stressful. Trott Properties wants to make things as easy as possible for our tenants. Whether you’re moving into one of our homes or you’re saying goodbye, use the detailed information below to make certain your move goes off without a hitch.

If you have any questions we haven’t covered on this page, call our office: 207-947-6979

Move-in Checklist

Congratulations and welcome to our tenant family. We hope you’ll love your stay with us.

First Month’s Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month’s rent payment, along with the security deposit for the property and any applicable fees, must be paid at the lease signing.

Move-in Date & Inspection

We will schedule your move-in date and provide all relevant inspection information at the lease signing.


As a tenant in one of our properties, you are responsible for placing all applicable utility accounts in your name. Be sure to do this immediately upon taking occupancy of the rental property.

Move-out Checklist

We’re always sad to say goodbye to our tenants, but we hope you’ve made plenty of great memories in your rental home and we wish you the best moving forward. End your tenancy on the right note by taking care of the following important matters:

Notice of Intent to Vacate

We ask all of our tenants to provide written notice of intent to vacate before moving out. Please refer to the terms of your lease for information about the length of your stay.  You can let us know by completing our tenant Move Out Notification form below.

Property Condition

Before you hand the keys back over to us, please bring your rental unit back to its original condition. This includes taking care of the following steps:

Rental Cleaning: Your property should be thoroughly cleaned before you leave. This includes removing all of your personal belongings, sanitizing the kitchen and bathroom spaces, and cleaning all walls/floors throughout the home.

Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If your unit has outdoor space, please take care to address all landscaping and maintenance chores once before you vacate the home.

Repairs: If any damage has occurred in your property, you need to make the necessary repairs. This may include fixing broken fixtures and replacing burnt light bulbs.

Security Deposit

The security deposit for your unit will be returned after you vacate. We will conduct a final inspection and if we find any damage, we will make arrangements for the repairs.

All expenses associated with these repairs will be deducted from the deposit. The remainder will be returned to you as quickly as possible.

Move Out Notification