Move Out Checklist

INVITATION HOMES
Move Out Checklist

I. Set a Move Out Date & Provide Written Notice

Once you set your move out date, contact your Renewal Coordinator, who will walk you through the process of submitting your notice to vacate. Once your notice is submitted, we’ll schedule your Pre-Move Out Visit.

  • Submit a written notice to vacate at least 60 days before your lease end date (30 days for Seattle)
  • Complete the Notice to Vacate form provided by your Renewal Coordinator and include a signature on your notice for every resident on your lease

II. Do a General Deep Cleaning

Make sure your home looks like it did when you moved in. Our team made sure your home was clean from floor to ceiling and that your systems were in working order.

  • Kitchens – clean all surfaces, including cabinets, countertops, sinks, etc.
  • Bathrooms – clean all surfaces, including sinks, tubs, toilets, bathtub surrounds, etc.Bath Deep Cleaning
  • Appliances – emptied, clean, and free of damage, such as broken parts
  • Ensure all personal property, furniture, and trash is removed from the home
  • If you have pets, please eliminate pet odors and repair damage caused by pets

III. Check and Clean Walls, Windows, and Floors

  • Walls, doors, and trim – Wipe down all surfaces and ensure they are undamaged. Any painting should be corner to corner or done by a professional. Improper painting or patching could cause a deposit deduction.
  • Carpet – Have the carpet professionally cleaned and confirm that all stains are removed. Please leave a copy of your receipt in the home.
  • Other flooring surfaces – Ensure that all other flooring (tile, laminate, wood, vinyl, etc.) is clean and free of any discoloration or residue.
  • Make sure all hardware is still in place and functional, including doorknobs, blinds, shower rods, door stops, towel bars, closet door guides, etc.

IV. Maintain the Outside of Your Home

  • Driveways – Leave driveways and garages free of oil maintain landscaping
    stains. If necessary, have your driveway power-washed.
  • Landscaping – Ensure the landscape is well-maintained:
    • Have the lawn mowed, edged, and weed controlled
    • Cover flower beds with mulch to protect from weeds
    • Don’t forget to trim trees (up to 10 feet high), hedges, and shrubs to be one foot away from the home
  • Pest Control – ensure pest control service has been scheduled within the last three months of residency.
  • Pools – If applicable, ensure that any pool alarms and provided equipment are still in place and functioning properly. Verify that all gates, pool fences, and other access points to the pool are closed.
  • Home Exterior – If your home had window screens at the start of your lease, make sure they’re in good condition. If you had a satellite dish mounted, please have it professionally removed.

V. Do A Final Check

On move out day, take a final walk through your home to make sure you’ve taken all your belongings and left the home clean and clear. Make sure you don’t leave behind any boxes, trash, paper, or other items.

  • Leave all garage remotes on the kitchen countertop
  • Install new HVAC air filters 
  • Replace any light bulbs that are not working
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors and Smart Home equipment, if needed
  • Ensure all personal property, furniture, and trash is removed from the home
  • Place your house keys in the lock box provided at your Pre-Move Out Visit

Plan Ahead to Make Your Move Easy

  • Forward Your Mail
    Arrange via usps.com to have your mail forwarded on to your new address
  • Cancel Utilities & Services
    Make sure you have canceled all services (internet, electricity, cable, etc.) before you move
  • Schedule Movers Ahead of Time
    Use a reputable moving service or ask someone to help you with your move
  • Organize and Label Your Boxes
    Before you start packing, make sure you have tape, boxes, packing paper, markers, and labels

Spotlight

What’s happening at Invitation Homes? Plenty! Check here often to see our latest contests, videos, blog posts and other news.

Lease Friendlier
Lease Friendlier

Invitation Homes is curb-appeal friendly, worry free friendly, good school friendly. Lease Friendlier with Invitation Homes.

Qualification Requirements

Learn more about the screening and selection policy to qualify to lease an Invitation Home.

Self Tour
Home Tour Process

Available homes are open for showings using our Self-Tour option. You can also tour many of our homes virtually right here. Search now.