Time To Move On? Here's How To Write a Move-Out Letter When Leaving Your Apartment

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Have you just purchased the house of your dreams? Are you now ready to move out of your rented apartment? If so, there are some steps you need to take to do this correctly when it comes to giving your landlord notice. This article will let you know what to do when notifying your landlord of your intention to move out.

The Move-Out Letter

When moving out of a rented dwelling, the first thing that must be done is the move-out letter. This is a written notice that officially lets your landlord know that you intend to leave. It also serves to address any rights and responsibilities you have before moving out.

Make Sure You Communicate Clearly

When drafting your letter, make sure you use very clear language. Stay away from words or phrases like "considering" or "thinking about." Make sure you are blunt and direct. Not only are you going to let the landlord know that you're moving, you also need to let them know the date you plan on leaving.

In some cases, you will be required to submit this letter at least 30 days before your move. Make sure you review your lease to find out what you need to do.

Rights And Responsibilities

Your move-out letter should remind your landlord that you are expecting to get your deposit back. Most likely, your landlord is already aware that they need to return your deposit; putting your expectation in writing serves as a record that you expect your deposit to be returned.

In some states, the landlord has a certain amount of time to return your deposit. If you are concerned that your landlord will try to hold on to your deposit, you should check the laws of your state to make sure this doesn't happen.

It is also a good idea to include your forwarding address in your letter. This will let your landlord know where to send your deposit.

Your Reasons For Moving

Explaining your reason for moving is not required, but in some cases, it's a good idea. If you are moving out of your apartment due to your landlord's failure to maintain it properly, this should be included in the letter. This may come in handy if your landlord attempts to sue you for breaking your lease.

If you are unsure of the best way to draft a move-out letter, there are many resources online that can help you with this. You may also be able to ask your real estate company, such as ReMax Professionals, for tips for your move-out letter. 


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