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Move Out Checklist

We hope you have enjoyed your time with Your Place Property Management. Normal wear and tear will be taken into consideration when inspecting your home; however, we expect the home to be left in good condition and ready for our inspection. Below, you’ll find basic move out information points as well as our Move-Out Checklist Form. The form below MUST be completed and submitted to us in order for us to process your security deposit refund. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW. In order to help maximize the refund of your security deposit, please make sure that all items on the move-out checklist are completed.

RENT.  Your security deposit may not be used as your last month’s rent so be sure to pay your last month’s rent on time. Once rent is paid for your last month, stop your rental payments in your tenant portal if you have set it up as a recurring payment. 

UTILITIES.  You must keep the utilities on and in your name until your lease expiration date. Be sure to notify the applicable utility companies of your lease expiration. If you are currently paying for water, you must provide proof of final payment or your security deposit will be held until we verify that the final bill for your tenancy period has been paid (please note that the final water bill can take 2-3 weeks to be billed).

     1-800-334-7661 – ComEd Electric

     1-888-642-6748 – Nicor Gas

     1-800-934-6489 – Comcast

     1-877-407-3224 – Metronet

     Garbage – Varies by Municipality.  If you are unsure, please call our office.

     Water – Varies by Municipality.  If you are unsure, please call our office.

LEASE EXPIRATION.  Please remember that your lease expires at 11:59 pm on the date stated in your lease agreement. Failure to vacate your home by your lease expiration will result in a charge equal to two months’ rent. 

ITEMS LEFT BEHIND.  Garbage haulers will not pick up electronic devices such as computers, televisions, etc. Bulk items may require a special pick up so please contact your local municipality or garbage company before dumping/leaving any large or electronic items behind. You will be charged for any item left that we need to dispose of so be sure all items are removed from premises and that the garbage hauler has taken all trash PRIOR to your vacate date.  

KEYS.  Main entry and or/any building entry keys (for condo buildings) must be dropped off at our office (5 E. Washington Street, Oswego, IL 60543), IN A LABELED ENVELOPE. If no one is at the office or it is after hours, you may leave the key in our drop slot next to the front door, below the front window. All other key copies (additional building, unit, mailbox, etc.) along with garage door remotes or parking passes should be left on the kitchen counter for maintenance to collect. If your property has electronic locks, no keys need to be dropped and any property associated keys can be left on the kitchen counter at the property. A charge will be levied if keys, parking permits or openers are not accounted for by the lease end date.

STORAGE ITEMS.  Do not forget to remove any stored items (i.e storage unit/basement/garage space, etc.) if applicable. 

CARPET CLEANING.Carpets must be professionally steam-cleaned with a truck mounted system and free of spots (rental cleaners or self-cleaning is not accepted). We recommend contacting Chris at Fox Valley Carpet Cleaning. Let them know that you rent from us in order to receive a discount. His phone number is (630) 851-8400. A Receipt from professional carpet cleaning company must be furnished to Management by the lease end date. Carpet must be the last item cleaned prior to vacating the unit. Do not enter the unit after the carpet has been cleaned. In addition to the cost of the cleaning, an additional 10% administrative fee for the cost of the carpet cleaning will be levied if carpets are not cleaned and we must schedule and/or pay for the service. If your carpets are not professionally steam cleaned with a truck-mounted system and we need to either have them cleaned or re-cleaned you will be responsible for the entire invoice (without discount) in addition to the administrative fee.

THERMOSTAT and EXTERIOR. Before leaving your keys, please make sure the thermostat is set to AUTO and set at 62ºF during the winter and 78ºF during summer. Close all blinds and turn off all lights. Lock patio/balcony door, back door and all windows. Exterior of premises must be clean and free of debris. Lawn must be mowed and/or sidewalks free of snow and ice, if applicable to your lease.

SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUND.  Please be sure to include your forwarding address in the form below so that there will be no delay with the return of your security deposit. Per your lease, we issue 1 check with all tenant names on it. Please allow 30 days from your lease expiration for processing of paperwork and return of deposit.   

FORWARD MAIL AND UPDATE ADDRESS.  In order to avoid missing or returned mail, be sure you complete a change of address with the United States Post Office. This is critical to ensure that all of your bills are changed to your new address as well as any online payment platforms, such as Amazon, eBay, etc.