Move Out Guidelines
1) Move Out Notice
At least thirty (30) days written notice of intent to vacate the housing unit must be given to the
Housing Office prior to move-out. For graduating students or students accepting a church staff
position, a fourteen (14) day move out nice is required. VERBAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO MOVE OUT
IS NOT SUFFICIENT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
2) Rent Payment (if you are paying rent)
Obtain a prorated rent charge slip from the Housing Office to pay rent for the month of move-out.
Rent must be paid by the 10th of the month or before moving out, whichever comes earlier.
3) Clean the Apartment / House!
Thorough cleaning of the housing unit is required to avoid cleaning charges.
Cabinets and counters (clean inside and out).
Range/oven (clean oven, broiler, range top, vent-a-hood, and under burners). If you have a gas
stove, DO NOT BLOW OUT THE PILOT LIGHT!
Refrigerator (clean, remove all food, defrost, and leave turned on at lowest setting; DO NOT
Blinds, woodwork, doors (dust, clean blinds).
Light bulbs (replace all burned out bulbs).
Floors and carpet (clean and vacuum).
Bathroom (clean thoroughly, including medicine cabinet).
Clean heating/AC vent covers and kitchen exhaust fan filter.
Remove and properly dispose of all trash/garbage/debris.
SWBTS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS LEFT BEHIND AT MOVE-OUT.
4) Additional Things to Do
Contact the utility companies to notify them of your move out date and ask for a final bill.
TXU Electric (800) 242-9113 AT&T Telephone (800) 464-7928
Atmos Energy (888) 286-6700 Charter Cable/Internet (888) 438-2427
Fort Worth Water Department (817) 392-4477
For tenants who live in units with utilities provided by SWBTS:
Winter: leave heat on and set thermostat at 55 degrees
Summer: leave air conditioning on and set thermostat at 80 degrees
Mow lawn (if required by your lease)
Notify post office of your new address
5) Where to return the key
During business hours (Monday—Friday, 8:00 AM—5:00 PM): Return the keys to the Housing
Office located at Fort Worth Hall 102.
In the evenings and on weekends: Keys may be returned anytime the Housing Office is closed.
Return the keys to Security located at Barnard Hall 101.
Note: rent charges continue until keys are returned!