The first step to change your management company is to read your current property management contract; you can always email your contract to Sunset Property Mgmt. & Realty for us to review with you. Sunset has a pre-written letter that can be edited and delivered to your existing Property Manager spelling out an easy-to-follow procedure for transferring the property to a new manager, your expectations of them as a Landlord, and a formal timeline in which the stages of the transfer should be undertaken. Most property management companies do ask for a courtesy 30-day notice of cancellation and other contracts strictly require the same notice. Once your end date with the current PM is determined and a new management agreement is signed with Sunset Property Mgmt. & Realty, we will take over by reaching out to the current Property Manager to obtain property files, lease agreements, move-in/move out (MIMO) condition list, photographs, tenant rent roll(s), tenant contact information, property financial documents, property keys, accounts payable/vendor lists, recent maintenance work orders, and transfer utilities. Tenant Security deposit liabilities, if held by the current Property Manager may be transferred directly to our trust account. Below are the steps/items that will need to be coordinated with the old property management company and be passed on to Sunset Property Mgmt. & Realty for a smooth transition.