Resources for Departing Residents
It Has Been Our Pleasure to Serve You
It is our goal at Atlantic Marine Corps Communities
at Cherry Point to make your move as smooth and stress-free as
possible. We have designed a simple move-out process for our
residents to help eliminate some of the stresses that moving can
cause. Follow these easy steps and always feel free to contact your
community office with any
questions or concerns throughout the process. Thank you for being a
part of the Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Cherry Point
Step 1: Complete a 30 day notice to vacate form and schedule your move-out appointment.
Step 2: View our move-out video, move-out guide and standard charge sheet for information on move-out expectations.
Step 3: Complete a final inspection with a member of your community office team.
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30 Day Notice to Vacate
Residents must provide at least 30 days written notice on the form available at the community office. Residents are encouraged to provide notice as soon as they begin planning to move, even if you do not yet have orders. In cases where your orders are dated with less than 30 days to the departure date, please contact your community office within three business days to complete the required paperwork. If a service member is not able to provide the written notice to vacate, their spouse may do so with a power of attorney.
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Cherry Point is proud to offer a simple move-out process that eliminates the stressful “white glove” inspections of the past. The resources below define the requirements associated with clearing your home including a cleaning checklist, trash removal and recommendations on how to prepare for your final inspection. The tips provided help avoid confusion and unforeseen costs during move-out.
At your final inspection Atlantic Marine Corps
Communities at Cherry Point expects that your home is left clean
throughout, including the kitchen, bathroom(s) and garage. When a
home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down,
sweep and vacuum at move-out. Normal wear and tear are anticipated
and acceptable. Residents are responsible for all damages to their
home caused by the abuse or negligence of family members, guests or
pets. For example, small nail holes are expected normal wear and
tear, large holes are not.
If you are concerned for any reason, you may request a pre-termination inspection with a member of your community office.
Move-Out Preparation FAQs
Do I have to prime or paint walls I painted
We have established a palette of approved colors for your home. Walls of these colors do not have to be repainted upon move-out unless the paint quality is poor or there is damage to the walls. All painted walls outside of the approved palette will need to be primed prior to your final inspection. No color should show through the primed walls.
Do I have to remove home improvements I made prior to move-out?
Any home improvements that occurred during the residency (unless otherwise approved by management) must be reversed. The home must be returned in its original condition.
How do I properly dispose of household trash, bulk items and hazardous materials prior to move-out?
Click here to view your trash and recycle schedule. If you have large items to dispose, we suggest attempting to donate anything gently used to a local thrift store. Please place a courtesy call to your community center to let them know you have a bulk pick-up request. Along with your trash and recycling, kindly, place your bulk pick-up items in the approved location for your community on your designated trash and recycling day.
- Empty propane tanks can be taken to any propane retailer (such as Lowes).
- Any motor oil used or unused, or any automobile tires must be disposed of properly by the resident prior to move-out.
- Paint must be left out to evaporate. Empty paint cans and dried paint can be disposed of in normal household trash.
- Prior to move-out, trash cans and recycle bins must be rinsed out.
For additional disposal information please contact
your community office.
How will my BAH allotment work?
Since BAH is paid in a full-month allotment we may receive BAH for the portion of the month you did not reside in the home after move-out depending on the day of departure. Any remaining BAH will be disbursed on the 5th business day of the following month by a check mailed to a forwarding address for Navy and other non-Marines; Marines will see this amount included in their pay on that month’s LES. All damage and cleaning charges must be paid in full by the service member. Please be sure to provide a valid forwarding address.
Final Inspection & Move Out Guidelines
During your final inspection, a member of the
property management team will walk the home with you to identify
any damage above normal wear and tear. Please have all
cabinet doors and drawers open to expedite the process. Don’t
forget to return house keys, mailbox keys, garage door openers (if
applicable) and provide an accurate forwarding address. It is
during this inspection that all damage or cleaning charges will be
paid in full and collected.
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Cherry Point will:
- Provide a list of charged damages and/or cleaning costs.
- Determine the need for additional estimates for repairs and replacements if needed. Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Cherry Point reserves the right to assess charges up to two business days after the final inspection.
- Collect any money due. Please be prepared with a method of payment other than cash. If the lease holder will not be present for the final inspection, a valid Power of Attorney (POA) will be required for the individual completing the inspection. POA must be submitted to and reviewed by the Community Office prior to the final inspection appointment.
When in doubt simply contact your community office for
assistance. We encourage you to ask questions and communicate with
your community office to clarify any concerns you may have.
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at Cherry Point would like to thank you for being a valued member of our community. We wish you safe travels and the best of luck on all your future endeavors!