When signing a lease, read the fine print and clarify all expectations to minimize surprises and/or frustration as you move out. Landlords can ask for things you would not otherwise expect and may charge you additional fees if you do not meet your end of the bargain. They may ask for you to have the rental property professionally cleaned including carpets and/or repainted at your expense. Therefore, make sure you understand their expectations ahead of time. You do not want to have too many surprises hit your budget as you are trying to move.