If you desire to terminate your tenancy agreement, please provide our office with a written notice of your desire to terminate your lease and vacate your unit. We will confirm receipt.
In your written notice, please tell us:
We want to give you an opportunity to maximize the possibility of receiving your entire security deposit back, which is why we tell you what we will be looking for when we leave. We hope you find that this makes your move out a little easier. After you have left, we will inspect the unit and we will forward your deposit, less any itemized deduction within 21 days of receiving the keys.
For some people, cleaning the unit after a move can be overwhelming with the other priorities that must be addressed during a move.
Some items will need to be repaired or replaced upon your vacating of the premises. Often this is due to normal wear and tear such as having lived in the apartment for more than a year and new paint is required or the tile in the bathroom needs new grout. Those items are the responsibility of the owner.
Our job is to help you with your transition as much as possible and to minimize the expense incurred by either party by adhering to reasonable standards.
We appreciate your choice to rent from Saxe Property Management and enjoy getting to know the tenants who have been with us many years. We are sorry to see you go and wish you all the best in your new transition.
Feel free to call us in the future if you need to rent, buy or sell property in San Francisco or San Mateo. Perhaps we will see you again!
Vacancy Inspection Report
Date keys returned: __________________________
Carpets should be vacuumed, paying special attention to walls and corners. Any stains should be removed and the carpet free of odor.
Dust the doors, windows sills, baseboards and heaters. Wash dirt and marks off the walls and other surface areas. Give special attention to light switches and doors knobs.
Closets should be completely empty of hangers or other such items. The shelves should be dusted.
Rear and front yard
Returning Keys & Possession of Premises
After all your personal property is removed from the premises and it is clean and ready for our inspection, all keys are to be turned in to our Property Management Office. Note that as long as the keys are in your possession, your tenancy is not ended. You are responsible for rent on a prorated basis until all keys are returned.
Tenants with Pets
In the rare event that you had a pet, there are special considerations on moving out, such as assuring that there are no animal smells in the carpet, no feces anywhere on the property and the unit MUST be rid of fleas.
In order to rid the unit of fleas, you have two choices;
Explanations such as “I never saw fleas” or “I wash my cat frequently” are not acceptable. If a new tenant moves in and finds fleas, you are liable and will be charged for defleeing the unit. In that case you may be charged at much as $400.
Also be sure that no damage is caused by your pets such as chewing the cabintry or scratching holes in the walls or carpet.
Having pets is a big responsibility and it is understandable why property owners don’t want tenants with pets.
If you were allowed to have a pet at this property, keeping it free of damage from pets will assure that the next person seeking a home that will take their pet will be welcome at the place you just left!