Moving Checklists

On the move? Read through our checklists below.

At Paradise Palms Property Management, we want to make the moving process as easy as possible for our tenants. Whether you're getting ready to move into one of our units or you're saying goodbye, the information below should answer some of your questions.

If you need additional help, contact us via the portal or give us a call: (941) 315-8504

Move-in Checklist

We're always excited to welcome new tenants to the Paradise Palms fold. Start your stay off right by following these important steps:

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Please be prepared to pay your first month's rent and your security deposit at the lease signing. If you owe any other fees, these are also due at that time. Confirm the total amounts with us in advance.

Move-in Date & Inspection

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


As a Paradise Palms tenant, you'll need to place all of the utility accounts for your rental in your name BEFORE your lease starts.  Schedule this immediately after signing your lease to avoid any outages or administrative fees associated with restoring access.  A FULL List of Utility Providers are on our website.

Move-out Checklist

We're sorry to see you go, but we hope that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Before you officially move out, please address the following:

Notice of Intent to Vacate

We ask all of our tenants to provide us with written notice of intent to vacate the premises; this gives us time to start marketing the home and preparing it for new renters. Please refer to the terms of your lease to determine the legal end date of your stay.  Submit Your Notice to Vacate

Property Condition

Before you can check out of your rental, you'll need to bring it back to "rent ready" condition. In other words, leave your home as you found it. This includes:

  • Rental Cleaning: Remove all of your belongings from the rental home and carefully clean the interior and exterior of the property. Pay close attention to the bathroom and kitchen areas, where you'll need to sanitize hard surfaces and wipe down appliances. All floors and walls in the unit need to be cleaned, and all trash should be placed outdoors.
  • Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If you live in a rental property with outdoor space, take care of any responsibilities you regularly handle, such as mowing the grass or disposing of landscaping refuse.
  • Repairs: If damage occurred during your stay, take the steps necessary to resolve the problem. Please patch holes in the walls (including those left by nails and screws), repaint any discolored areas, and replace burnt bulbs.


Security Deposit

You'll pay a security deposit at the onset of your lease; this deposit protects against damage that could occur during your stay. When you return the keys, we perform a final inspection to determine whether repairs are necessary.

All repair expenses will be deducted from the deposit; the remainder will be returned to you as quickly as possible.