Move-Out Procedure | Texas Star Realty and Property Management

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You'll receive your security deposit within 30 days from Texas Star Realty and Property Management. You must supply us with a forwarding address to mail your security deposit.


If you don't supply a forwarding address, it may result in the delay of this process. See your lease for detail.


As a tenant, you're required to leave the property clean and undamaged. As long as you have taken care of the property, we will return your security deposit. Established in 2006, we have built a reputation for excellent customer service with our tenants and property owners. Call us today to speak with a licensed real estate agent. Read our move-out procedures below.


Note that this is not a full guide for move-out. You must leave the property in the same condition as you received it, minus normal wear and tear.

Property showings

Property owners may place a key box on the property during the last 30 days of your lease or at any time. To withdraw the authorization for this, you must provide written notice and pay 1 month's rent. Tenants will be charged a trip charge of $50 if a landlord or agent is unable to access the property.

Move-out checklist

  • Provide us with an accurate forwarding address

  • Return all keys, garage door openers, and gate remotes or you'll be charged a fee

  • Remove all personal belongings, and schedule a final walk-through

  • Utilities must be on for the inspection, or you'll be charged $50 for a trip fee

  • After the final walk-through, you must leave - you're not allowed back

  • Call utility company for final billings

Interior cleaning guide

  • Remove all personal belongings

  • Remove nails from walls

  • Professional carpet cleaning required – you must provide a receipt for this dated within 7 days from move out.

  • Clean all flooring and dust the baseboards

  • Clean A/C vents and replace A/C filters

  • Clean walls, baseboards, and ceilings of dust

  • Clean fireplace, hearth, and mantel

  • Clean switch plates and outlet covers - replace if necessary

  • Clean mini-blinds and window sills - replace if damaged

  • Clean windows, mirrors and sliding glass doors

  • Clean ceiling fans and light fixtures - light bulbs must match

  • Ensure that all smoke alarms work

  • Clean all kitchen appliances

  • Clean all bathroom surfaces

Exterior cleaning guide

  • Mow and edge the lawn, trim trees and shrubs, no debris left behind 

  • Pick up and dispose of animal waste

  • Windows and window screens must be replaced or repaired if damaged

  • Walkways, patios, driveways, and garage floors must be clear of oil

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