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Moving Checklists

Get ready for a big move

Moving into a new home often comes with a laundry list of responsibilities you need to address. We've created these simple checklists to provide a point of reference for our customers and to answer common questions about the process. Please take the time to read through the information on this page and let us know if you have any other concerns.

If you need to speak with us, call our offices: (239­) 244-­8898

Move-in Checklist

Welcome to the BlueFish Property Management family. Start your tenancy out on the right foot:

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

The first month's rent check, security deposit, and all other fees are due at the lease signing. Please make sure to have certified funds available at that time.

Move-in Date & Inspection

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


Utility accounts for your property need to be put in your name after you take possession of the home. Take care of this quickly or you may experience outages or get hit with administrative fees to reestablish utility access.

Move-out Checklist

We're always sad to say goodbye to our tenants, but we hope you've enjoyed your stay with us.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Provide written notice of your intent to vacate the home. This is an important step to ensure we're all on the same page. Refer to your lease for more information.

Property Condition

Your home needs to remain in good condition during your stay with us. Before you hand in your keys, be sure to take care of the following:

  • Rental Cleaning: Remove all of your belongings from your rental home and check that all garbage has been thrown out. Carefully clean walls and floors, and sanitize the kitchen and bathrooms. Don't forget to clean your appliances and replace any burnt light bulbs.
  • Repairs: If any damage occurred during your stay, take the necessary measures to resolve the problems. Patch holes left in walls, replace broken glass, and repaint, if necessary. If more substantial damage occurred, speak to a member of our property management team to find an amicable solution.

Security Deposit

Remember, the security deposit you place at the beginning of your lease serves as protection against any damage that could occur during your stay. You cannot use these funds to pay your last month's rent.

After you leave your home, we will conduct a final review of the premises. If we identify any damage, we will need to schedule repair visits. Costs for such repairs will be deducted from the deposit.

We make every effort to return your deposit to you as quickly as possible, but please be aware, as there are many administrative tasks associated with ending a tenancy, it may take us a few weeks to return the funds. Per Florida law, funds must be returned within 15 to 60 days, dependent on whether deductions need to be made.