What Is the Procedure for Moving Out?

In case your tenant is moving out, it is advisable for you to take note of the following rules:

  • Provide a move-out letter.

  • Return security deposit and itemize any deductions—timelines vary by State. California is 21 days. Some states require 14, 30, or 45 days.

  • Ask the tenant to return all keys.

  • Ask the tenant to provide a forwarding address.

  • Conduct a pre-move out inspection.

  • Provide a handout showing how to dispose of unwanted items.