Move Out Condition of Your Rental Home

Move Out Condition of Your Rental Home

Learn how to have a positive move-out experience and maximize your potential security deposit refund in this Invitation Homes "Know Your Home" video.


Kurt: Hi, I’m Kurt with Invitation Homes, and today we’re going to talk about the condition of your home when moving out.

While we don’t want to see you leave, we do want to make sure that your move out experience is a positive one and that you maximize your potential security deposit refund. After providing a written notice, you’ll want to follow the steps in this video to prepare the home for your move.

You will need to clean both the interior and exterior of the home. This includes all flooring, windows, blinds, drawers, shelves, appliances, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, vanities, light fixtures, and fireplaces. Make sure that you’ve had the carpets professionally cleaned and ensure that any stains have been removed. Make sure there are no pet odors or damage to the property caused by your pets. Make sure all hardware, such as shower rods, door stops, towel bars, et cetera, are in place and functional.

Ensure that the landscaping is well maintained, and that the yard is clean, mowed and weeds are controlled. If your home has a pool, you’ll need to make sure that any pool alarms and provided equipment are still in place and functioning properly. Also, make sure that all gates and other access points to the pool are secure. Finally, replace any light bulbs that are not working and replace the batteries in smoke detectors as needed.

Additional videos about several of the tips listed in this video are covered at our Know Your Home video series on our website at

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