Moving Out

Thank you for renting with RE/MAX Infinity. We hope you have been satisfied with your home, and hope that you have a stress free and easy move out. Please contact our office if you need any assistance or have any questions about the move out process.

Below you will find the required steps and useful information pertaining to your move out process.

Move Out Process / Notice of Surrender

Download and Print Move Out Forms

  1. RE/MAX Infinity must be notified in writing of your intent to vacate the property, at least 30 days before you plan on moving out. Refer to your lease for exact notice requirements. Complete ‘30 Day Move Out Notice’ online or in writing.
  2. All utilities must remain on, in your name, for 5 business days after the end of your lease date, regardless of your actual vacate date. If utilities are not left on, a reconnection fee (see fee addendum) will be charged to your account along with any actual utility cost incurred during the 5-day period.
  3. Garage and alarm remotes should be left in the kitchen, on the counter at move out. Keys should be returned to the RE/MAX Infinity office in Pace.
  4. You have not officially moved out until you surrender the property to RE/MAX Infinity. Surrendering the property requires that keys are returned to RE/MAX and the Notice to Surrender is signed. You may:
    1. Drop off keys and paperwork at our office, located at 3782 Hwy 90, Pace FL 32571. Keys and paperwork can be dropped through the “Mail” slot after hours and over the weekend. Make sure keys and paperwork are inside an envelope before dropping them in the slot.
    2. Request a lockbox to be installed at your house and place your keys in the lockbox upon departure. Notice of Surrender must be dropped off, faxed, or e-mailed to our office.
  5. Walk-throughs are not completed with departing tenants. We will complete our inspections as soon as you have surrendered the property. Tenants will not be allowed back into the home for any reason after the Notice of Surrender has been received, so please ensure that you have fully completed all move-out cleaning and maintenance prior to surrendering home.
  6. All property (including trash from outside cans) must be removed from the property before you surrender it. Household items and lawn equipment left by an owner should be neatly grouped together in the garage or closet.
  7. Upon surrender of the property, the following should be completed at the house:
    1. Home professionally cleaned – receipt should be left on kitchen counter or e-mailed to office.
    2. Carpets professionally cleaned – receipt should be left on kitchen counter or e-mailed to office.
    3. Personal or rented carpet shampoo machines will not be accepted.
    4. Lawn should be mowed, all bushes and shrubs should be trimmed, flowerbeds should be weeded, and mulch should be refreshed.
    5. Satellite Dishes should be removed from the property.
    6. Home and driveway should be pressure washed.
    7. A/C Filter should be replaced and all light bulbs should be in working condition.
    8. Replace any non-working blinds, stove drip pans, smoke detectors/batteries, broken or missing door stops, and drain stoppers.
    9. Exterior of Home should be Pressure Washed; Walls, Soffits, Driveways, Sidewalks, Pool Decks, Patio, etc.
    10. Any rooms painted without authorization, or under condition of being returned to the original color, should be repainted back to the original color. Walls should be free of major scuffs and gouges; nails should be removed from the wall. DO NOT PUTTY OR PATCH NAIL/SCREW HOLES UNLESS YOU INTEND TO PAINT THE ENTIRE WALL.

      Your security deposit will be returned to you within 30 days after you surrender the property to your last known address. Please make sure we have your forwarding address for quicker claim processing and receipt. Your deposit will be handled in one of 3 ways:

      1. Full Refund of Deposit
      2. Partial Refund of Deposit – A detailed statement will be included listing any deductions and/or charges.
      3. No Refund of Deposit and/or a Bill for Damages – A detailed statement will be included listing any deductions and/or charges.

If you receive a bill, the balance must be paid within 30 days of receiving the bill. Delinquent accounts are subject to legal action or will be turned over to a collection agency.

There will be a $75.00 administrative charge deducted from your deposit, in addition to any deductions for damages or cleaning, if any cleaning or tenant-responsible repairs have to be completed post-surrender.

Additional Move out Procedures and Explanations

RENT: Tenant is responsible for rent up to the 30th day of their 30-Day Notice to Vacate or until their lease expires, whichever is longer. 1st Example: Tenant gives RE/MAX INFINITY Notice to Vacate on November 10th, tenant is responsible for all of November’s rent and 10 days in December. If the 10-days of pro-rated rent is not paid on or before December 5th, late fees will be applied. 2nd Example: Tenant moves out May 15th but the lease does not expire until July 30th. Tenants must pay rent each month until the lease expires or until the property is re-rented.


EXTENSIONS:
If Tenant wishes to stay longer than specified on the 30-Day Notice to Vacate form, tenant must first call our office to see if this extension is acceptable. If the extension is acceptable, tenant must complete a new 30-Day Notice to Vacate form to show the new Walkout date. Tenant will be responsible for all rent to the new date. If tenant requests an extension, but vacates earlier than expected, tenant is still responsible for rent up to the date shown on the 30-Day Notice to Vacate form.


EARLY DEPARTURE:
If tenant vacates prior to the 30th day of the notice to vacate, tenant should notify RE/MAX INFINITY and turn in all keys. Tenant is still responsible for rent until the 30th day of the notice to vacate. RE/MAX INFINITY will attempt to prepare the unit for new tenants as quickly as possible and if new tenants are selected prior to the 30th day of the notice to vacate, pro-rated rent shall be given with the refund of the Security Deposit, if applicable.


KEYS:
Tenant will be charged rent until all keys are turned in. If tenant fails to turn in keys, tenant will be charged to change all locks and rent up to the day the locks were changed. Example: Tenant gave notice to vacate on November 10th. Tenant paid all of November’s rent and 10 days of pro-rated December rent, but did not turn in the keys until December 15th. Tenant will be responsible for 5 additional days of December’s pro-rated rent plus late fees.


MOVE OUT INSPECTION:
A move out inspection will be performed without the tenant being present.

(1) The unit must be completely vacated in order for the RE/MAX representative to perform the inspection.

(2) No follow-up inspections are made, so do your best to have all maintenance completed and everything cleaned prior to inspection. Failure to comply with the above requirements or if the property requires maintenance and/or cleaning prior to new tenants, these charges will incur at tenant’s expense.

(3) Tenant is not allowed to be present at time of move out inspection and RE/MAX Infinity will not conduct an official move out inspection with tenants under any circumstances.
CLEANING: Please hire a professional cleaning service to handle the cleaning of the home upon your departure. RE/MAX Infinity is happy to refer you to a company if needed. Please understand that we rarely see homes cleaned by the tenant that meet our expectations. Even if only a few small items are missed during a cleaning, a cleaning company still must be called out and Tenants will be responsible for billing.


CARPET CLEANING:
If a receipt is not provided with the key turn in, Carpet cleaning is automatically performed after a tenant vacates the property with a RE/MAX INFINITY approved contractor and the cost is automatically deducted from the security deposit paid upon move in.


DAMAGES:
Tenant shall be charged for the repair of any and all damages (including nail holes placed in walls by the tenant), unless otherwise noted on the Move-In Inspection Sheet.


LIGHT BULBS, SMOKE DETECTORS, ETC:
Tenant is responsible for maintaining all smoke detectors during occupancy. Tenant is responsible for replacing all expired/missing light bulbs, smoke detector batteries, appliance light bulbs, and furnace filters upon their move out. The cost to replace them will be at the tenant’s expense.