​Hardee Real Estate | Property Management

Move Out Checklist

Please review the content below and  CLICK HERE to download your copy of the Tenant Move Out Checklist. 

Note: Unless otherwise arranged, a professional house cleaning, professional carpet cleaning and lawn clean up will be automatically deducted from the security deposit as part of the move out process. (Rates will vary according to the condition of the individual property after move out). 

  • Remove all trash and personal items from the property.


  • Clean all appliances thoroughly inside and out. Do not unplug or turn off the refrigerator. Clean stove burner pans or replace with new. Lift top of stove and clean. Clean hood fan.
  • Clean sinks, cabinets, and drawers (inside and out). Wash all non carpet floors, remove stains and marks.
  • Make sure all light bulbs work.
  • Clean light fixtures and covers.
  • Professionally clean all carpets.
  • Wash walls carefully; pay special attention to areas around light switches, hallways, door knobs and doors. Wash all light switch plates. Wash woodwork (baseboards, molding and wood trims). If extensive holes in walls, paint entire wall with matching paint.
  • Clean all interior windows and secure all screens and make needed repairs to screens and screen doors.
  • Clean and disinfect the bathrooms thoroughly. Pumice the toilets if necessary. Re-grout tub and or showers if excessive coloring or mold. Wipe all base boards and flooring.
  • If pets allowed, repair any damage you or your pets have caused.
  • Grass must be weed free, mowed, trimmed, edged and property watered. Including concrete cracks in driveway, curbs and gutter. Trees and shrubs have been trimmed and pruned. All planter areas free of weeds. 
  • Make arrangements to have all trash picked up.
  • Clean heat registers or grates.
  • Clean out storage sheds or storage spaces.
  • Clean fireplaces and wash glass windows.
  • Replace furnace filters.