Transferring Apartments in the Same Building
Maybe you are ready to downsize or you want to move into a bigger space. Whatever the reason may be, if your apartment needs have changed, transferring apartments in your building may be the perfect solution. There are a few things to keep in mind when doing so:
You should first contact your landlord if you are interested in transferring apartments. You will need to know the requirements and procedures, such as whether or not you will need to sign a new lease or amend your current one. Will your current assigned parking space change? Will you owe more as a security deposit or should you be receiving a partial refund?
See if you can be added to a waiting list if the apartment you are interested in is not available. Ask for a time estimate and make sure that you will not need to put down a deposit to be on the list in case you change your mind. Check in periodically to make sure you have not been dropped from the list. Inquire about the wait time and let them know that you are still interested in the apartment.
If the new apartment is vacant, ask your landlord if you can begin moving your things in early. You may get lucky since you are already a renter in the building. However, you will need a key and you will need to be sure that your belongings are safe. Ask if there will be painters or contractors in your new apartment and make sure they know to lock the doors when they leave.
You will need to let the post office know about your change of address. This still applies even if you are just transferring apartments and your new apartment is right next door to your old one. Inform your credit card companies of the change as well. You can also introduce yourself to your old apartment’s new tenant to let them know that if any mail arrives that is addressed to you, you are still in the building.
Even if you are moving in just next door, you will still need to cancel your old utility account and set up a new one.
Change of Plans?
If you have a change of plans and decide to move to a whole new place, let your landlord know that you will no longer need to be on the waiting list. The same courtesy goes for staying put; if you decide you no longer want to move out of your current apartment, let your landlord know to remove you from the list.
Wilson Property Management
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