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Moving Out

Tips for moving out of an apartment.

When do I need to give my apartment notice if I plan to vacate?

If you rent month-to-month, notify your landlord in writing at least 30 days before your move. If your old apartment lease is up, you don't have to give advance notice—but it's a nice courtesy. The landlord will need to find another renter.

Couple moving out of an apartment

How can I avoid problems in getting back my security deposit?

Moving out of an apartment can be costly so your security deposit will help your budget. A security deposit may equate to one month's rent or more. As a rule, you should get it back within 30 days after you vacate.

A good relationship with your landlord works in your favor. It will help you get a timely return of your security deposit.

The landlord is not allowed to deduct for normal wear and tear, nor refuse to refund without a reason. Sometimes damage can occur when moving out. If you use a reputable mover, you won't have to worry. Your Atlas Agent, for example, carries insurance in the unlikely event your apartment is damaged in the moving process.

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All Atlas Agents are ProMover Certified, the highest designation from the American Moving & Storage Assocation.

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Atlas World Group Inc., (parent company of Atlas Van Lines) is awarded the Better Business Bureau A+ Ranking, the highest ranking. Among other criteria, it reflects our time in the business and transparent business practices.

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Atlas adheres to formal, measurable standards for quality. Our Agencies are accountable with regular inspections and evaluations. Customer feedback is also essential for our efforts to improve service on every move.