If you're planning on moving, a minimum of 30 days notice is required and must be submitted in writing. Once you have submitted your notice to vacate, we do rely on the final date as we do list the home to be available for future tenants within a certain timeframe after vacating.
We will provide you with a cleaning checklist and send over an official notice to vacate form that will need to be signed.
We also offer a pre move out walkthrough 1 to 2 weeks before move out. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding cleaning and maintenance to help you get as much of your security deposit back as possible. It also allows us to triage any items we will need to schedule once you have vacated, you can also let us know in advance if you would like to leave any cleaning that needs to be done up to SauCo to schedule and have it deducted from your security deposit.
The home should be left in the condition it was received aside of normal wear and tear. Any tenants damages or additional cleaning that is assessed will be charged and invoiced in your final accounting statement. Per Oregon law, SauCo has 30 days after vacating to issue your final accounting statement.
*Please note, the pre move out walkthrough is not a final move out inspection this will be done once you have vacated and handed over the keys.
How do you verify tenant damage?
• We compare photos of your move out inspection to the move in inspection we did just before you moved in along with any additional photos and notes you submitted within your allotted timeframe after your move in. *Five (5) days after move in for home located outside the city of Portland and seven (7) days for home located within the city of Portland. Please see NORMAL WEAR & TEAR Guidelines in the section below
What if I need more time and I'm not able to move out on my move out day?
• We understand this happens sometimes, please call the office, we will always try to help! However, as stated previous section, we do relist the home once you have given your notice and, there may not be any way to extend your time.
When considering how to define normal wear and tear, one thing to keep in mind is your state or city’s local legislation. Oregon law defines normal wear and tear as any deterioration resulting from normal use. This doesn’t include any damage that might have occurred due to an accident, carelessness, negligence, or abuse.
Generally, normal wear and tear involves any of the following:
This isn’t an all-encompassing list of normal wear and tear, but it’s a good start as to what it entails. If your unit feels “well-loved” with dings and scratches but no severe damage by the time your tenants move out, it’s considered normal wear and tear.
While wear and tear can be difficult to classify, you’ll usually recognize outright damage when you see it. Damage involves in-your-face problems, usually as a result of careless action or negligence. This may include:
Damage is usually caused by a tenant using the property in a way not permitted in the lease. Whether or not it was caused by the tenant themselves or a guest, child, or pet. Any damage caused while renting the unit means that it may be deducted from the security deposit.
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