Move Out

  • Provide 30 days’ notice to your landlord prior to the end of your lease.  This is required for tenancy-at-will as well.
  • Review Tenant Rights and Responsibilities from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.
  • Clean the apartment thoroughly and remove all belongings or the landlord may charge you for cleaning and removal.
  • Contact utility companies to terminate their services in your name as of your move out date.
  • Consult the Apartment Condition Statement you completed when moving in. The entire security deposit may not be refunded if there are any damages to the apartment.  Conduct a joint inspection with your landlord to discuss damages if any.
  • Return your keys to the landlord and obtain a signed receipt for keys.
  • Change your address with the United States Postal Service.
  • Take pictures and date them when you leave for the last time.
  • Contact the landlord prior to your leaving to request your security deposit be sent to your new address, or arrange to pick it up from landlord.
  • Make arrangements for storage if necessary.

Massachusetts Movers Association If you need a moving truck, reserve one in advance during the peak moving season (June, July, August, and September). Be smart about choosing a moving service, hire an established company with a good reputation. Massachusetts Movers Association will provide you a list.

Storage information

ExtraSpace Storage

Planet Self Storage

Self Storage Finders

SpareFoot Storage Finder

Uncle Bob’s Storage

Storage Containers
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