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Departing ResidentsMoveOutBrochure_IPC

Whether you are transferring to a new duty station, retiring or moving off-post, your lease agreement with Island Palm Communities requires you to notify your community center in writing no less than 28 days prior to vacating your home. Should you receive a notice to transfer or know your vacate date earlier, we appreciate you letting us know so we can better accommodate families awaiting a home.

Providing written notice to your community center is easy. Complete the Notice to Vacate form and submit it to your community center. From here, your community staff will work with you to schedule a Move-out Information Session and final inspection dates, and review what your responsibilities are to help ensure a smooth transition as you make your way to a new duty station or place of residence. Residents are highly encouraged to attend a Move-out Information Session and can choose from a location at any of our community Centers for their convenience. Please schedule a session with your community center staff when you submit your written Notice to Vacate form.

If someone other than the Service Member will be taking care of vacating your home, a Residential Communities Initiative Special Power of Attorney (RCI SPOA) is required from the Service Member allowing the individual to act on his or her behalf.

Click here to download the Move-out Guide, Expectations & Processes.

Click here to download a list of Charges for Repairs and Services.

Click on one of the links below for more information, or refer to the Resident Guide & Community Standards Handbook. Remember, you can always call your community center and our staff will be happy to assist!

    Short Orders Requirement

    Residents not able to submit a Notice to Vacate at least 28 days in advance due to PCS, ETS, Chapter or Retirement orders will be reviewed on a case by case basis by their community center staff. Proof of orders or a Command memo (signed by an O3 or higher) will be required to verify the date of issuance and to provide an explanation. Failure to do so will lead to resident being financially held for the remainder of the 28-day requirement. Generally, short orders are defined as orders that are received with a report date of less than 30 days.

    What to expect at the Move-out Information Session

    At the Move-out Information Session residents will be briefed on cleaning requirements prior to vacating their home and disposing of hazardous material. They also will be briefed on how to stop their BAH allotment and the rent refund process as applicable. A pre-inspection may be necessary after attending the Move-out Information Session, which can be schedule through their community center.

    What to expect during final inspection

    A final inspection is required when vacating an IPC home. This requirement is covered in your Resident Occupancy Agreement. A final cost assessment for damages owed by the resident will be provided and the need for additional estimates for repair or replacement also will be determined. During the final inspection, residents are required to pay for:

    • Any damages assessed during the inspection processes, including applicable cleaning charges

    • Unpaid rent

    • Final and/or outstanding utility bills 

    • Other outstanding fees

    Residents must show that all persons and personal property have been cleared of the home, and provide community staff with an accurate forwarding address and telephone number.

    Additionally, residents are required to return house keys, garage door openers and other access items such as keys to the community centers fitness facility and swimming pool passes (Residents will be assessed a fee for any unreturned items. Click here to view applicable fees.) 

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