Moving is always a chaotic event, so we’ve created this guide to help you understand what is expected of you when you move out. Everyone wants to get their security deposit back and following these guidelines will help to ensure the best outcome. As always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Move Out Policies
- Before a move out, a thirty (30) or sixty (60) day written notice is required as defined by your lease. Fill out your Moving Notice form here.
- The Security Deposit will not be considered last month’s rent, you will receive any refund within thirty days of your move out date.
- Tenant must follow the “Move Out Instructions” prior to vacating the home.
- Upon move out, please schedule a time to deliver your keys and provide your forwarding address.
Moving Out Instructions:
- Cancel Utilities:
- Cable TV and Internet
- Forward your Mail. You won’t be able to come back and check your old mailbox so be sure to notify the Postal Service at moversguide.usps.com
- Report Damages. Make a list of anything that is broken and report it to Landlord. If the landlord has more time to prepare for the repair, it will be less costly for you if you are liable.
- Remove all your trash and treasures. You’ll want to remove everything that that does not belong to the landlord.
- Clean the Premises. Remember to clean the inside and exterior of the property. For more details see our Cleaning Guide.
- Return keys and parking passes to your Landlord by the time stated in your lease.
Inform Landlord when the property is clean and ready for a Final Inspection. All tenants must be moved out and keys returned before the final inspection can take place. You do not need to be present for the final inspection.
If you would like a few days to fix anything (extra cleaning or repairs) that the landlord is dissatisfied with, please schedule the inspection 3-4 days prior to lease end.
Move Out Cleaning Instructions:
How much cleaning should you do if you are leaving? Your goal is to return your unit in the same condition as when you moved in, less any normal wear and tear. Give everything a good wipe down and scrub what’s necessary. Sweep or vacuum the floors, mop if necessary. Ask yourself if you would be happy to move in to a new place that was in the condition you are leaving it.
If you need more details, check out our detailed cleaning instructions here.
Estimated Costs of Repairs and Cleaning
It is important to take care of your home throughout your residency. Tenants are not responsible for normal wear and tear, although excessive wear and tear and neglect may incur charges. Below is a list of estimated charges of assorted items or jobs that may sometimes be required after a residence is vacated. All charges estimates and include labor and any parts or materials required.
WINDOWS & TREATMENTS
GROUNDS / EXTERIOR