DURING THE PERIOD OF NOTICE
Take part in the preliminary inspection of the apartment
Shortly after you have gived notice, we will conduct a preliminary inspection. This involves us going through the apartment together with you and discussing any damage or abnormal wear that you might have caused during the time you have been renting the apartment. As tenant, you are responsible for ensuring that any necessary measures are addressed before you move out.
If for some reason you are unable to attend, you may, in exceptional cases, authorize another person to represent you at the inspection. However, this requires special reasons that you need to write a power of attorney and notify us at Balder in advance.
There may be a re-inspection around one month before you move out, to make sure that any damage has been rectified.
Rectifying any damage discovered
If the preliminary inspection reveals any damage, abnormal wear or other issues in the apartment that need to be rectified, you are responsible for ensuring that this is done during the period of notice. This includes both physical wear and strong odours or damage from food odour, smoking, pets or similar.
We recommend that you engage a tradesperson if you have to rectify damage, but if you choose to perform the repairs yourself, you must perform the work to a professional standard. If you are unsure, contact Customer Service or your local management office.
Before moving out, you need to remove all nails, screws and plugs, and refill any holes in walls and ceilings (in connection with lamps, pictures, shelves, etc.). Please note that this too must be performed to a professional standard.
If the repairs in the apartment are not performed to a professional standard, you may have to pay for measures needed to repair the damage.
Be prepared to let people view the apartment
During the period of notice, you may be asked to show the apartment to the person/people who has/have been invited to move in after you have moved out. We at Balder, or the person who is interested in your apartment, will contact you to agree a time for a viewing.
Terminate or transfer subscriptions/agreements for electricity, telephony and broadband
In your apartment, you are responsible as tenant for agreements for electricity, telephony and broadband. You must end these agreements in good time before you move out.
Register move and change of address
When you move out, you must register your change of address with the Swedish Tax Agency to ensure that your address is correct in the national population register. Submit your registration in advance or no later than one week after your move. The Swedish Tax Agency will notify all government agencies of your new address, and also many companies.
If you would like your post to be forwarded to you, you can order this service from Svensk Adressändring. Bear in mind that there can be a large number of companies and organisations that need to be informed of your change of address. These can include newspapers you subscribe to, car servicing companies, retail chains of which you are a member, associations, etc.
Final cleaning of the apartment
Before you move out, we conduct another inspection. This is known as the moving-out inspection or final inspection.
To ensure that the final inspection goes as smoothly as possible, we recommend that you follow this checklist:
- Make sure that the whole apartment, plus store, balcony, patio and other spaces that belong to the apartment, have been completely emptied and cleaned properly. We recommend that you follow Balder’s cleaning tips.
- Make sure that all equipment that belongs to the apartment, e.g. doors, hat racks, curtain fittings, cupboards, ceiling outlets and smoke alarms, are present in the apartment.
- Leave behind user instructions/maintenance instructions for equipment that is present in the apartment (fridge, cooker, etc.).
- Make sure that you have removed all nails, screws and plugs, and have refilled any holes in walls and ceilings that you have drilled, nailed or screwed (in connection with lamps, pictures, shelves, etc.) to a professional standard.
Balder’s cleaning tips contains a list with plenty of advice and recommendations ahead of the final cleaning of the apartment.
Take part in the final inspection
During the final inspection, a representative from Balder goes through the apartment together with you to assess the condition of the apartment when you move out, compared with its condition when you moved in. It is very important that you are personally present for this inspection.
If, for some reason, you are unable to be present, you can in exceptional circumstances use a power of attorney to give another person permission to represent you at this inspection. This does, however, require special reasons, of which you need to notify us at Balder in advance.
If, during the inspection, we consider that the apartment still has damage or abnormal wear, you will be billed the cost of restoration. The same applies if we consider that the apartment has not been sufficiently well cleaned.
The condition of the apartment during the inspection is documented in a moving-out record.