Thinking about moving?
Maybe you have bought a new home.
Maybe you have been transferred out of the area.
Maybe you need more space or would like to upgrade from your current location.
The need or motivation to move can be nested in dozens of scenarios. The purpose of this exercise is to give some general instructions concerning the termination of your tenancy at your current location. The following list should help with some general ideas of items you will need to accommodate your moving day.
- GIVE PROPER NOTICE TO YOUR LANDLORD: Your lease agreement with our company indicates a need for a minimum of a 20 day notice of your intent to move IN WRITING. This means your notice to move must be received by your Rental Agent or Site Manager by the 10th day of the month you wish to move out.
- CONTACT YOUR UTILITY COMPANY(S): You can give your utility company notice that you will be out of the property by the last day of the month. If you give the utility company notice within 2 weeks of your move date, they can usually get actual readings scheduled for your moving day.
- SCHEDULE A MOVE-OUT INSPECTION: Call your Rental Agent or Site Manager and schedule a time to do your move-out inspection. The inspection should be scheduled on the day you will return keys and possession of the property back to your landlord. This inspection is important as it becomes the basis for any deductions from your deposit.
- DO NOT HOLD-OVER BEYOND THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH: All rents become due on the 1st day of the month. If you have given notice to move by the last day of the month make sure your landlord has received keys and possession of the property by the last day of the month. If you are unable to give possession of the property to the landlord by the last day of the month, and if you still occupy the property on the 1st day of the following month, you may be charged for the full next months rent on move-out. We do not prorate rent on move-out. We pro-rated your rent when you moved-in to the last day of the month that you moved-in.