Move Out



  • Brandywine Homes will do a Final Walk-Through within 1-2 business days following your move out to evaluate the condition of the home.
  • If other arrangements have not already been made, you will be expected to leave the keys in the lockbox which will be placed at your home, prior to your move-out date.
  • . If the keys are not left in the lockbox on the day of your move-out as instructed, you will be charged for the replacement of the locks.
  • Your presence for the walkthrough is not mandatory but if you would like to be there, please call or text your local management office to schedule it.
  • If you have fulfilled your lease term*, our goal is to return your security deposit in full.
  • However, in order to do this, you must leave the home in move-in condition per your lease agreement.
  • Any damages listed on your initial move-in walkthrough will not be held against you.
  • *Early terminations are handled differently, please reference your lease or call the office for more information.


Before you leave your home please ensure you complete the following::


Remove all of your possessions. Disposal rates will apply for all remaining items.

Remove all garbage. If you have scheduled a large pick-up for items at the curb, proof of pick-up must be given or charges will apply.


Clean carpets (receipt required) and/or tile floors. As a reminder, most leases contain a provision stating carpets are required to be professionally cleaned. A receipt must be left for this in order to avoid a carpet cleaning charge.

Clean the entire home including ceiling fans, window sills, blinds, appliances, etc.


Replace any missing or burned-out light bulbs, blinds and smoke detector batteries.

Fill nail holes. Holes larger than nail holes may require that you hire a licensed contractor to properly repair the damage prior to the Final Walk-Through evaluation.


Marks from crayons, markers, furniture, shoes, etc. will need to be completely removed. Repair and painting rates may apply. Touch-up painting is not permitted. If walls are in need of painting, you must paint the entire wall corner to corner. Only licensed and insured contractors are permitted to repaint walls.

Replace the A/C filter.


The lawn must be cut, trimmed, weeded and free of debris.

Leave all garage remotes, pool fobs, mailbox keys or additional keys to the property on the kitchen counter. There will be a charge of $40/key for mailbox keys not being returned. Only 1 front door key will need to be placed in the lockbox after locking the home.





Upon the vacating of the premises for termination of the lease, if the landlord does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit, the landlord shall have 15 days to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, or the landlord shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail to the tenant’s last known mailing address of his or her intention to impose a claim on the deposit and the reason for imposing the claim.

the landlord shall refund a security deposit to the tenant on or before the 30th day after the date the tenant surrenders the premises. The landlord is not obligated to return a tenant's security deposit or give the tenant a written description of damages and charges until the tenant gives the landlord a written statement of the tenant's forwarding address for the purpose of refunding the security deposit.

Under Georgia law, a landlord must return the tenant's security deposit within one month after the tenant has surrendered the rental property to the landlord (that is, returned the keys and vacated the property). When landlords retain part or all of the security deposit to cover damages to the unit, they must provide a statement of the charges and mail it to the tenant's last-known address.


The landlord must return the security deposit within 30 days of the tenant leaving. The landlord must send a notification to the last known address of the tenant. This should include the itemized list of damages and the amount of deposit owed to the tenant.


Under Indiana law, a landlord must return the tenant's security deposit within 45 days after the tenant has surrendered the rental property to the landlord (that is, returned the keys and vacated the property).

 Under Missouri law, at the end of the lease, the landlord has 30 days to return the security deposit with an itemized list of damages for which any portion of the deposit is kept.