Getting ready to move out?

Moving can sometimes be stressful. For your convenience, we have put together some guidelines that — if followed properly — will allow you to move out of your residence with as little stress as possible.

By following these guidelines, you can avoid any unpleasant surprises and ensure that your move out experience goes smoothly.

Move Out Procedures

Do not use your security deposit as your last months rent. This can reflect negatively on your credit report and rent-wise score because it will be a missed payment. We will provide a move out inspection and when this passes, if you do not have an outstanding balance due, you will receive your security deposit within 30 days, mailed to the forwarding address you provided. Do not ask for or expect your deposit on your move out day. You must provide, in writing, your forwarding address to the S&G office to receive your security deposit.

You must provide our office with 30-day written notice, including your forwarding address. If you will be breaking your lease agreement, you may still be responsible for rent through the term of your lease. If this is the case, you need to contact the office to discuss your options.

Light bulbs were installed when you arrived; make sure they remain when you leave. Also make sure you leave your forwarding address with S&G Property Management office.

Before you walk out the door for the last time:

  1. Empty trash to waste containers.
  2. Empty the refrigerator and freezer.
  3. Leave keys to your mailbox, unit, and garage door opener on the fridge.
  4. Shut lights off.
  5. Turn heat to 62 and air-conditioning unit off.
  6. Call our office to tell us you’re out. Telling maintenance or a leasing agent is not enough.

For more information about moving out or our move out procedure, please contact S & G Properties or call us directly at 616.719.0819.