Move-Out Checklist

Tenants are required to give a 30 day written notice prior to vacating.

Real Property Management Central Valley wants their tenants to have a smooth transition when moving from one of the properties they manage.

These are the instructions for proper move out.  We know you will have a lot to keep track of during this transition.  We hope this will make it more clear and organized for you.  If you do have any questions, please call us at 209-572-2222

  • An inspection will be done only after all your personal property has been removed and you have cleaned the property.  At this time you need to take the keys to the office.  We consider you still living at the property until the keys are turned in.  Rent will be charged until RPM receives keys and garage door remote – do NOT leave keys at the property.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RE-ENTER THE PROPERTY AFTER  ALL KEYS HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO THE OFFICE.
  • The better the condition of the property when you leave the faster the deposit can be sent out.  You will need to give us your forwarding address to send your deposit refund to. If you vacate the property prior to the end of the lease term, you will still be responsible for the rent during the remaining term of the lease.  However, we will do our best to try and lease the property.


  • Remove all trash and personal items from home and yard.
  • Clean all appliances thoroughly, including microwave, range hood, etc. Clean sinks, cabinets and drawers.
  • The carpeting must be professionally steamed cleaned and receipt turned in with keys.
  • Wash non-carpeted floors. Remove stains and marks.
  • Wash walls carefully; pay special attention to areas around light switches, hallways doors and baseboards.
  • Clean all windows. Secure all screens and remove cobwebs inside and out.
  • Make needed repairs to screens and screen doors.
  • Clean and disinfect the bathrooms thoroughly.
  • Repair or have repaired any damage you or your pets have caused.
  • Discontinue your phone services at least 24 hours before vacating.
  • If your are responsible for the lawn care:  Mow, trim and remove debris from yard.
  • Make arrangements to have your trash picked up before you discontinue service.
  • Do not place trash and garbage in the recyclable cans, fine may apply.


Use this as a simple check off to remember everything to do

Clean Vents­­­ __________
Vacuum cobwebs ______
Dust above doors ______
Scrub Walls __________
Baseboards __________

Clean Vents ____________
Vacuum all carpets ______
Sweep non carpeted _____
Mop/Scrub Vinyl ________
Clean under Refrigerator__

Clean all knobs _______
Dust _______________
Clean door jamb _____

Sink /tub/shower _______
Toilet ________________
Walls / windows _______
Floors _______________

Sills _______________
Blinds _____________
Windows __________
Vacuum Tracking ____

Refrigerator __________­­_
Stove stop/ burner pans __
Oven _________________
Stove hood ­­____________
Cabinets in/out _________
Counter tops / sink ______

Grass mowed __________
Leaves raked & bagged ___
Garden/Beds weede _____
Concrete degreased _____
Lights working _________
Trash hauled off ________

Do not leave bags at the rental


Clean all Light Fixtures ___
Sweep Porch’s _________
Sweep Garage _________
Sliding Glass Door_______
Sweep Laundry ________
Smoke Detectors & Batteries____