Moving Out

For Tenants Moving Out:

We loved having you live with us and hope you enjoyed your time with us as well! We want the move out process to be as smooth as your move in process.

After you provide us notice that you are moving out, we will send you detailed instructions; please refer to those instructions and don't hesitate to call us with questions or concerns before moving out.

Keys and Addresses:

Unless you've made arrangements with the office, please return your keys to the Bob Schmitz Properties office by NOON on the last day of your lease.

Our address is: 1222 Broad St #A Durham, NC 27705

If we are not in the office when you bring your keys – put them in the drop box on our front door.

Don't forget to leave us a forwarding address so we can send you your security deposit check and statement.

Utilities and Automatic Rent Payments:

Make sure you've taken any utilities out of your name at the end of your lease. Check your lease or communicate with the office if you are leaving before the end of your lease.

Remember to cancel any automatic rent payments you may have set up with your bank.

Make sure you pay your last month’s rent of and any outstanding charges. You may not use your security deposit to pay your last month’s rent. 


If you have painted any of the walls or trim, they must be returned to our paint color. You can buy 'Bob's Gray Walls' from Sherwin Williams at 3148 Hillsborough Rd Durham, NC 27705.

You may need to use Kilz to cover dark or bright colors, or any ink, smoke or grease marks before repainting with our paint color.


Our goal is for you to move into a sparkling clean house and we ask that you leave it just as clean when you move out!

We are happy to coordinate our contractors to clean for you after you move and pay for the services from your security deposit. We can quote you a price based on the size of your home. Our contractor pricing is typically better than an outside service, and if our vendor misses something we can easily send them back to fix it without additional cost to you. Let us know if you'd like us to coordinate this for you.


Please make sure you leave your home with a clean HVAC filter, working light bulbs and smoke/CO detector batteries, new stove pans, and any other items that would normally be a tenant responsibility.