Move-out FAQ

Q: Can I just move out when my lease expires?

No. Even though the initial term of your lease expires on a certain date, it converts to a month-to-month lease and is still in full force until proper notice is given by either party.

IMPORTANT: Tenants often misunderstand the term “month-to-month lease”. It does NOT mean that 1) your Lease has expired or you are no longer in a Lease contract – in fact you are still in a Lease and as such; 2) You are still required to provide a 60-day notice prior to ending your Lease and moving out. Failure to provide a 60-day notice is a Lease violation and breach of contract.

Download a proper 60-Day Notice of Intent to Vacate form located in the Forms section of our website.


How do I terminate my lease?

Our leases require a 60-day notice to terminate by either party. They also must terminate on the last day of the month.

Download a proper 60-Day Notice of Intent to Vacate form located in the Forms section of our website.


What do I need to do when I move out?

As a reminder, depending on the terms of your lease, the following is a limited list of what may be required prior to the end of your lease term. Download a proper Resident Move-out Checklist requirements and Cleaning Checklist requirements form located in the Forms section of our website.

  • Remove all personal property and all trash
  • Professionally clean all carpets, submitting the receipt with your keys
  • Vacuum all hardwood floors and mop all vinyl/tile floors
  • Wash all cabinets, inside and out
  • Clean all appliances, inside and out
  • Clean all areas of the home, including baseboards, window sills, door frames, ceiling fans, and light fixtures
  • Replace all furnace filters with new ones
  • Mow grass, trim shrubs, and remove any debris (only if lawn care is not included)
  • Have a professional flea treatment performed, submitting the receipt with your keys (only if pets were present)
  • Secure all windows and doors
  • Replace any burned out light bulbs
  • Return all keys, garage door openers, and any other items provided to you to our office
  • Notify us of your desired address for the return of your security deposit. If a stop payment and re-issue is necessary on your security deposit check as a result of you not providing a proper forwarding address, there could be a bank fee associated.

When do I have to return the keys after I move out?

All keys, receipts, and other required items must be returned prior to 8:30am the day after your lease ends. Leases do not have daily tenancy provisions and failure to return keys in a timely manner could result in you being responsible for an entire month's rent.


What happens if I do not pay my last month’s rent?

This is a Lease violation and breach of contract. You will be responsible for the additional rent associated with the non-payment and be subject to the Summary Ejectment (Eviction) process.



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Raleigh, NC 27615
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