Important Information about Move-Out Process and Documents
* Your move-out date and
May's rent amount was in the email that was sent to you regarding
the move out process.
* The deposit refund check is sent to only one person.
Please complete the deposit refund form ( the form is found
below) designating the person you want the deposit refund sent
to, along with their mailing address. All tenants must sign
this form. An itemized accounting of the deductions will be emailed
to each tenant within 21 days of move out and the refund check
will be sent to the person your property as designated to receive
the check. ***Please submit this form to our office by Friday,
May 5th*** Failure to return the form to us may delay in
getting your refund check sent.
* The last person to vacate the premises is
responsible for returning all the house keys to us. The keys can be
returned to us at either our office or drop box location. Please
make sure all the keys are clearly labeled with the address they
belong to (i.e. in an envelope, in a Ziploc baggie). Please lock
the premises prior to you returning the keys. ***We will not be
accepting any keys after your move-out date and if not
all keys are returned by then you will be charged for a lock
* Think about ordering a U-haul, storage shed, or
whatever you might need to move now – nothing will be left by the
end of May.
* Make arrangements to have PG&E & Cable
TV/Internet turned off and/or transferred. Also, stop newspapers and forward your mail.
* Doing all of the items on the Cleaning List
thoroughly should insure a clean house with little or no deductions
for cleaning. Discuss with your roommates now who will be
responsible for the different items on the list. Usually the last
one there gets stuck doing all the cleaning and then it doesn’t get
* If you elect to hire someone else to do your
cleaning, remember it must be done by your move-out date. The lease
reads that you must return the house to us by that date in the same
condition as when you moved in. There are many janitorial cleaning
companies you can contact, if you are interested. Contact me if you
want some names of recommended cleaning services. We also suggest
that if you do hire a janitorial company that you inspect the work
done before you pay them and that you hire a company that will
guarantee their work.
* Make arrangements to haul everything away! Any
furniture or other items left in and around the house, including
the basement, garage, laundry room, or other storage areas will be
hauled away and charged at $25.00 per piece of furniture and
$25.00/hour for everything else.
* If you have painted without our permission or have
major damage, such as sheet rock repairs or damaged doors, contact
us immediately to discuss this situation. The lease states that you
must return the house to us in the same condition as when you moved
in, but it also states that you can not make repairs without our
permission. Therefore, anything more than touch-up painting and
minor repairs must not only be approved by us, but must be
completed by the move-out date. If any major repairs cause us to
lose rent from the new tenants, we will charge you for the loss of
rents. We would prefer to come in and make any of these needed
repairs now and then deduct the cost from your
* We will have the carpets professionally cleaned and
deduct the agreed upon amount from your deposit, but you must
vacuum the carpets thoroughly to avoid an additional
Please remember that this is a busy time for us, too.
Contact us for any questions about cleaning and/or