TENANT MOVE-IN AND MOVE-OUT INFORMATION
Starting up utilities
Please refer to your rental agreement for details about your utilities.
Telephone and television reception are tenant responsibility. This list is provided
for your convenience only. It does not represent any services provided by the landlord.
Due to City Classification of many of the houses, some are zoned duplexes, triplexes, and rooming houses, etc. They therefore have multiple gas and electric, and water accounts. It is the tenant's responsibility to have all these accounts put in their name with a starting date of August 1.
If you are in Iowa City:
MidAmerican Energy (gas/electric) (888) 427-5632
City of Iowa City (water/sewer/trash) (319) 356-5064
Qwest (telephone and DSL) (800) 244-1111
Mediacom (cable) (800) 874-2924
If you are in North Liberty:
MidAmerican Energy (gas) (888)
Alliant Utilities (electric) (800) 822-4348
South Slope Co-op (telephone & cable) (800) 272-6449
Mediacom (cable) (800)
City of North Liberty (water/sewer/trash) (319)
Important phone numbers & contact information
Office: (319) 321-6418
Maintenance: John at (319) 621-0606 or Dave at (319) 331-6986.
At the start of the lease term:
August rent check needs to be received on or before August 1 in order
for you to pick up keys to the property. Exterior keys are provided. Interior keys and locks are the tenant's responsibility.
Once you get your new phone number, please submit it to the office.
No early entrance into units is allowed unless previous arrangements
have been made.
If you are not moving in on August 1, please (a) make arrangements
to have rent paid on or before August 1 (late fees still apply even
if you have not moved in); (b) establish utilities in your name; and
(c) make contact with the office in writing that you will be arriving
late and what arrangements you would like to make to pick up keys.
When you are preparing to move out:
Security Deposit: Your security deposit will not be used for your
last month's rent. If you do not submit rent for the last month, legal proceedings
will be taken to collect the rent. Please pay rent as you normally do.
It is expected that the dwelling will be left in a condition suitable
for a new tenant to move into. Any cleaning, repairs that are in excess
of "normal wear and tear," personal belongings left behind,
professional carpet cleaning not done, possession of unit/keys past
deadline, etc., are costs that will be charged back to you. Remember,
is required to have all carpeting professionally cleaned at time of
moving out (all surfaces shampooed & vacuumed). You must submit a
copy of the receipt when you turn in your keys. Use of "Rug
other portable cleaning machines are not considered professional cleaning,
and will not be accepted.
Here are some suggestions for cleaning and checking out of your
unit that you may be required to do in order to get 100% of your security
deposit back. Bear in mind that there may be other things that you
may be required to do which may not appear on this list.
- You must have the utilities in your name when you pick up keys.
may be disconnected as soon as August 2 if you have not done
- Carpet cleaning: As per your lease agreement, the carpet must cleaned
by a professional carpet cleaning company that is properly insured.
You must provide
a copy of the carpet cleaning receipt to our office at the end of
your lease term; failure to do so could result in your
being billed for carpet cleaning.
Suggested carpet cleaning companies (schedule the cleaning company
about a month early since they can get booked up quickly):
Superior Carpet Care – 530-0448
Hawkeye Chem-Dry – 338-5525
Rainbow International – 338-7503
Americlean – 354-4577
Randy’s Carpet – 354-4344
Bedrooms & family rooms:
- Dust and wash the air/heat vents
- Wash off marks on the walls, dust and wash baseboards
- Dust and wash shelves/racks in closets
- Wash inside and out of all light fixtures and replace light
bulbs as needed
- Thoroughly wash the tub/shower, to include around the shower head
and handles, around the drain, door tracks and both sides of shower door if applicable,
shower walls or tiles and remove curtain and hooks if you provided them
- Thoroughly clean the toilet, wash inside and out/top to bottom
and clean behind the toilet
- Clean and wipe out the medicine chest, to include cleaning the
- Thoroughly clean the sink, to include cleaning around spout and
handles, cleaning out the vanity and wiping down the outside of the
- Wash out the inside and out of all cabinets
- Wash off any marks on
the walls, dust and wash baseboards
- Thoroughly mop the floor
- Vacuum out and wash the window tracks
- Wipe down the windowsill
- Dust mini blinds/vacuum drapes
- Make sure any debris has been removed
- Vacuum any dust, dust and wipe with a damp cloth
- Dust/wash racks in closet
- Wash off any marks on the walls, dust and wash baseboards
- Clean floor
- Clean all cabinets and drawers inside and out
- Clean dishwasher inside and out
- Clean stove to include the drip pans and underneath burners (if
drip pans are in really bad condition, new ones should be purchased)
- Clean oven – use oven cleaner on non-self-cleaning ovens and be
sure to wipe out any oven cleaner residue. Self-cleaning ovens should
be wiped out. Be sure to remember to clean the oven
racks, broiler and drawers under stove unit (if applicable)
- Clean sink, especially around faucet base, handles and spouts
- Sweep and mop the floor
- Clean the refrigerator thoroughly, inside and out, pull refrigerator
out and clean behind and under, replace bulbs as needed. If you have
a freezer that needs to be defrosted manually, do not use sharp objects
to chip ice, rather
let freezer defrost by turning off
- Do not unplug your refrigerator or turn
it off. Never leave the unit turned off with the door closed as this
causes irreversible damage
- Contact utility companies to turn off any services
that are in your name
- Remember that if you vacate the unit before the end of your lease
term, the utilities should stay in your name until the end of your lease
- Replace burnt-out light bulbs in all rooms
- Be sure to do a final walk-through to be sure all personal items
have been removed from drawers, closets, etc.
- If you move out of your unit before your lease end date, please
return your keys and carpet receipt as soon as you have moved out;
this may result
in the return of your damage deposit sooner
- The first trip to conduct a move-out inspection at the end of your
lease term is no charge; any additional trips made because the unit
has not been vacated in a timely fashion will be charged at $25.00
- Some suggested cleaning supplies are Murphy’s Oil Soap, Lime Away, “The