Say goodbye to the headache of making a big move.

Moving into a new home comes with a long list of responsibilities, and it's only normal to feel overwhelmed by the many things on your plate.
We've created these moving checklists to answer some of the questions and concerns we hear most frequently from our tenants.
Please read through the information below and if you need additional help, give us a call: 504-941-0828

Move-in Checklist

First Month's Rent & Security Deposit

Your first month's rent payment and your security deposit are both due at the lease signing. Please confirm these amounts with us in advance.

Move-in Date & Inspection

Your move-in date will be set at the lease signing. We will also provide all necessary information about the initial inspection at this time.


As a tenant in a Red Fish Property Management home, you are responsible for putting all utilities for the property in your name and keeping the accounts current throughout the duration of your stay. Please be sure to address this immediately upon signing the lease for the home.

Move-out Checklist

Notice of Intent to Vacate

Planning to leave your rental? Please provide us with written notice of your intent to vacate the premises. Refer to the move-out date defined in your lease.

Property Condition

Your home must be returned to rent-ready condition before you hand in the keys.
 Rental Cleaning: Your property must be properly cleaned with all of your belongings removed from the home. All trash should also be disposed of and hard surfaces wiped down. For full cleaning instructions, speak with our property management team.
 Landscaping & Outdoor Areas: If you routinely handle landscaping and outdoor maintenance for your rental, address these items once more before vacating the premises.
 Repairs: If any damage occurred during your stay, please take the necessary steps to repair these issues. This may include patching nail and screw holes and replacing burnt lightbulbs.

Security Deposit

The security deposit you pay at the outset of your lease is used to protect against any damages that might occur during your stay. We will perform a final inspection after you vacate the home; if we identify any new damage, we will make arrangements for repairs and deduct the expenses from the deposit.

Remember, you cannot use your deposit as your final month's rent.

You must pay your last rent bill in full. Failure to do so may result in reporting to the relevant credit bureaus, late fees, and legal action.