Moving Out Process

Guidelines that will help you receive a full security deposit.

Vacating Property Notice Move Out Instructions

Are you thinking about moving?


  1. Please provide us with a 30-day notice of moving out.
  2. Included in these instructions is a list of the occupant’s responsibilities upon moving out. Please be sure to review and complete all that is needed.
  3. When you have completely moved out of the premises, and it has been cleaned and all debris have been removed, please call us to schedule one of the following;
    1. Schedule a day and time to walk through the property with a Motor City Property Managers Representative. *Walk thru appointments are scheduled Monday thru Thursday between 10am-4pm
    2. Return all property keys along with your signed Voluntary Vacate form to our office between the hours of 10am to 4pm Monday – Thursday. Or you may drop it off in our 24/7 drop box outside the office’s front door.
    3. You may Email the signed Voluntary Vacate form to
      Please Note: Tenants are Responsible for Property until our office receives the signed Vacate form.
  4. Your Security Deposit Settlement will be processed and mailed to you at the forwarding address provided. Please note that under Michigan Law we have 30 days to process your Security Deposit Settlement. It normally takes 30 days to obtain all information required. If you have not received your settlement by 45 days after your move out date, please contact our office.

Per the terms of your Rental Agreement, the release of your security deposit is subject to the following provisions:

The above conditions must be met regardless of the condition of premises when occupancy began. If occupancy was taken with premises in condition less than the current condition, it is assumed that such occupancy was for value received.

  • all smoke detectors are operational and present, batteries have been replaced as necessary.
  • all missing or burnt out light bulbs have been replaced.
  • all missing or damaged gutter extensions are replaced.



  • Remaining occupant(s) MUST be re-qualified to remain in the property. Approval was based on your application submitted and because the terms of your rental agreement are changing, all remaining occupants must be re-evaluated.
  • If remaining occupants fail to re-qualify for the property, they must also vacate upon 30 days of the disapproval.
  • If there is an outstanding balance on the account, all occupants will remain responsible for the balance due.
  • ROOMMATE MOVING OUT – SECURITY DEPOSIT: Security Deposits are for the property, not the occupants. If a roommate is moving out, they are forfeiting their security deposit.

Submit Your Vacate Notice

Tenant Name
Tenant Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Move Out Date
Reason for moving