Move Out Information

Move Out Information


Residents must schedule move out inspections with the office by July 1st. We will perform preliminary inspections in early to mid-July to determine the move out date. Per the lease agreement, leases end at noon on July 23rd. A 7-day extension will be granted if the property has been well maintained.


We only conduct one inspection per property. Roommates, please communicate with one another while scheduling your move-out plans.


Reminder: Upon move out, security deposits do not apply to rent. All rent charges must be paid in full.


Cleaning and Move Out Instructions


  1. Schedule an appointment to have your carpets professionally cleaned. Carpets should be cleaned last, but should be completed before your move-out inspection. If you are scheduling this service for the same day as your move-out inspection, allow at least two hours for the carpet to dry. A carpet cleaning receipt must be turned in upon check out. Rug Doctors are not an acceptable form of cleaning. Preferred Carpet Cleaning Companies: Pro Clean: 515-232-9035, Advanced Cleaning: 515-292-3456, Maxcare: 641-485-2565, Central IA Carpet Care: 515-708-1494
  2. Call our office by July 1st to set up your move-out inspection.
  3. Call all utility companies and schedule to have service cancelled. Service must remain on through your entire lease term.
  4. Remove possessions from your unit and garage. Do not park on the lawn at any time.
  5. Read and execute all items on our cleaning expectations list. If cleaning is not performed to the same standard as the received the   unit, we will hire a professional cleaning company at the resident’s expense.
  6. Fill out Deposit Forwarding Address form and return it to our office within two weeks of moving out.
  7. Fill out a forwarding address request with the United States Post Office.


Move-Out Inspections



  1. All belongings must be removed from unit and garage.
  2. All cleaning must be done.
  3. Carpet cleaning must be done.

Residents will turn in:

  1. Carpet Cleaning Receipt
  2. Completed Deposit Forwarding Address form
  3. House and mailbox keys
  4. Garage remotes


Security Deposit Information
Security deposits are returned within thirty days from the lease expiration. If deductions to the deposit are necessary, we will send a detailed explanation stating why they were necessary. 

Cleaning Expectations


Remove all belongings.



  • Remove nails, pins, etc. from walls, and use spackle to fix small holes. Smooth holes with a cloth or sponge to remove excess spackle.
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs and any non-functioning smoke alarm batteries.
  • Ensure fire extinguisher is in the unit.


Items to clean for the entire unit:

  • All woodwork
  • Baseboards
  • Doors
  • Floors
  • Windows (sills, frames, tracks, screens)
  • Light fixtures – Dust and clean out bugs
  • Return air vents
  • Heat registers
  • Outlet covers
  • Light switches
  • Ceiling fans
  • Floors – Vacuum all carpeted areas. Schedule professional carpet cleaning. Turn in carpet cleaning receipt upon move out.

In the Kitchen:

  • Counter tops
  • Floor
  • Sink
  • Cabinets – Clean and wipe outside and inside of all cabinets and drawers.
  • Appliances – Pull out carefully and clean behind. Clean front and inside surfaces.
  • Microwave – Clean inside and outside, replace light as needed.
  • Stove and Oven – Clean stove top, replace drip pans. Clean oven and racks. Clean drawer under oven. Clean floor and walls behind oven.
  • Refrigerator – Defrost and wipe outside and inside surfaces. Clean floor and walls behind refrigerator.
  • Dishwasher – Clean inside and outside surfaces.


In Bathrooms:

  • Bathtub and shower – Clean all surfaces (floors, walls, faucets).
  • Vanity
  • Mirror
  • Stool
  • Sink
  • Towel Racks