Take these steps when moving
out of an off-campus property:
Notify your landlord.
- Check your lease/ rental agreement to make sure you
are not vacating the property before your lease expires. Your lease is a
legally binding contract. If you must move out before your lease expires,
be prepared to pay additional rent or damages.
- Give your landlord at least a 30-day notice of your
departure, in writing, even if you are renting for a fixed amount of
time. Keep a copy for your records.
Remove your possessions.
- Remove all your belongings, including any trash or
items that you wish to discard.
Note: If the property was furnished, move all furniture to its
Clean the property, and repair any damage.
- Clean floors, carpets, walls, closets, fixtures,
appliances, etc. Give particular attention to the bathrooms, stove, oven,
- Repair any damages to property or appliances.
Schedule final arrangements.
- Coordinate discontinue dates with the utility, phone
and cable companies.
- Set a date to make a final inspection with your
landlord. Be sure to use the same rental inventory checklist that was
created the day you moved in.
- Verify any miscellaneous charges you may be
responsible for prior to your last rental period.
- Leave your contact information with your landlord to
enable the prompt return of your security deposit. The landlord must
provide you with an itemized list of any deductions from your deposit
within 21 days after you leave.
- Return all keys to the landlord.
- Provide a forwarding address to the Post Office.
Last Updated 9/17/10