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Partial Move Out – CORE

Current Vacating Tenant(s)
Current Tenant(s) Remaining
Understand What Is Required
Expectation For Key Return
Know What Services Are Available To You

If you are in a core rental (student village) property where PART of the household has entered into a new lease with Community Housing and PART of the household is leaving, please read the following. Or download a pdf of the move-out information.

This information applies to tenants in a unit were there is a partial turnover of tenants for the new lease period. If you are in a core rental (student village) property and ALL of the household is leaving please refer to the FULL Move-out Information.

Please familiarize yourself with these procedures as failure to follow the necessary steps below may result in additional charges being assessed for cleaning, damages and/or lock changes. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email community.housing@queensu.ca.
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Current Tenant(s) who will be vacating at the end of the current lease term


  • Clean all areas, remove debris and prepare for new tenants
  • Vacate and return all keys as a package for the rental Unit no later than 12:00 NOON on April 30th to the Community Housing Office
  • If keys are not returned as expected (by the deadline 12 NOON April 30th), a lock change will be done immediately and the remaining tenant(s) will need to visit Community Housing during office hours to get the new key set; lock replacement charges will apply. Any charges, if required will be assessed to ALL Tenant(s) of record for the current lease

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Current Tenant(s) who will be remaining in the unit for the new lease term


  • Clean all areas, remove debris and prepare for new tenants
  • Complete a Key Validation Form and submit it along with the returned keys no later than NOON on April 30th

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Understand what is required:

Responsibilities per your Lease and the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA)

All tenants of this uint will be held jointly and severally responsible for any debt incurred form the tenancy.  Regardless of which individual household member may have caused th charge, all tenants are considered liable until the account is paid.

Responsibilities as residents in the City of Kingston

City Property Standards "Yards by-law" prohibits anyone from using any land or structure within the City to dispose of garbage, refuse, industrial and domestic waste. Domestic waste includes items such as refrigerators, stoves, furniture, paper. Anyone throwing, placing or depositing debris on any private or municipal property with the City can be charged under a second bylaw that covers illegal dumping. Both by-laws carry a penalty of up to $5,000. The City is moving towards more stringent enforcement and will issue orders, and/or move directly to charges against property owners in violation of these bylaws. Additionally, should debris be left at the property an administration fee of $100 PLUS the cost of clean-up will be applied.

Bagged Garbage- place bagged garbage at the curbside on your usual collection day. Remember the 1 bag limit. Additional bagged garbage will be collected if it is tagged. Garbage tags are available for a nominal fee and can be purchased at the AMS Office, Freddies Grocery or at City Hall.
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Expectation for Key Return

  • ALL key sets of vacating tenants must be returned as a complete package at the same time at the end of the tenancy (e.g. with the last person to leave) no later than 12:00 NOON April 30th.
  • Failure to do so will result in the locks being replaced at a cost to the outgoing tenant(s). Once the lock change has been initiated, the change will remain and is not refundable

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Know what services are available to you

Alternatives for recycling or disposal of unwanted items

Before throwing out unwanted items, visit the following websites for options…


Unusable Items and garbage can be disposed of at

Waste Management transfer station at 62 St. Remy Place (off Dalton Avenue) is open Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm ~ www.wmcanada.com

If you are not able to deliver your waste to the transfer station, you can contract this service through local providers. Check the yellow pages of the phone book or Kijiji for listings.

No Time for Cleaning?

Consider contacting a cleaning company, check the yellow pages of the local phone book. Vacating your unit without thoroughly cleaning it first can result in significant charges (there have been instances in the past where units have been billed $500 or more for cleaning and carpets).

Detailed instructions regarding moving out of a Community Housing property will be delivered to each PARTIAL turnover unit prior to the end of the lease term.

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