How does the move-out process work?
- The first step is notifying the office of your intent to move. After that, your only remaining responsibilities are to move out of the unit, turn in your keys, and give us a forwarding address.
- Once the apartment is empty, we have 21 days to process the move out and send out the deposit statement. The statement will explain what part of your deposit you got back, including itemized numbers for anything that was taken out of it.
- Breaking your lease requires having somebody else take responsibility for the unit. This can be in the form of finding someone to take over your lease, signing on to finish the remainder of the agreement, or finding someone who wants to move in on a new 12-month lease. Either way, you are responsible for paying rent until the end of your lease or until somebody else starts doing so.
- If your lease is almost up and you want to move out when it does end, you can notify us in writing via email@example.com. This can be done any time before the end of your lease, though we do appreciate as much notice as possible.
- If you’re month-to-month and want to move out, Seattle law requires 20 days’ notice be given. Month-to-month tenants are responsible for whole months at a time, so the notice must always be for the last day of a month. Most months, having this in by the 10th meets the requirement.