Though we are sad to see you go, we are happy and grateful you chose to call Bemidji Presidential Apartments home. As residents move out, the following are the most frequently questions about the process. If you have a question that is not answered below, please feel free to email ( us or give us a call at (218) 755-9500!

How long of a notice do I need to give when I plan on moving out?

You will need to check the terms of your lease.  You will either need to provide a one or two rental period notice to our office, signed by all tenants of the unit.  This notice must be received by the 1st day of the month in which notice is due.  For example, if your lease states a 30-day notice is required (same as one rental period) and you want to move out on April 30th, you must provide written notice to us on or before April 1st.  If your lease states a 60-day notice (or two rental periods) is required, to move out April 30th we must receive your written notice by March 1st.

Is it possible to get out of my lease early?

According to your lease, you are responsible for the payment of rent until the lease ends.  If some circumstance arises in which you need to vacate early, you can find a renter to take your place.  The new renters must pass our application process and the change must be agreeable to you and all tenants that are remaining in the unit.  If you are unable to find a replacement, you are responsible for the payment of rent for the term of the lease whether or not you are living there. Please call us for more details.

What’s the process for a final walk-through?

The best procedure for checking out is to call us to arrange a time in which we can walk through your unit with you a day or so before you move out.  The walk-through should be done after all of your belongings have been removed and the cleaning has been done.  At the time of the walk-through, we will need to get your forwarding address/es for mailing your deposit/s and CRP tax form/s to you.  Once your unit has been inspected and all the keys have been returned to us, your deposit refund will be sent to you as soon as possible but no later than 3 weeks after checking out.

What tips do you have to help me get my deposit back?

In order to minimize charges against your security deposit, remember that according to your lease the condition in which you leave your unit must be the same as when you moved in.  To help you get your deposit refunded, we want you to be aware of the most common deductions.  These are listed below, but by no means is this a complete list:

  • Refuse costs for furniture or other household items not accepted by sanitation company
  • Carpets not professionally shampooed
  • Dirty or charred stove burner pans
  • Bathroom not clean
  • Mini or vertical blinds damaged
  • Damage to sheetrock
  • All keys not returned
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Light bulbs
  • Painting
  • General cleaning needed

Unless there is damage to the sheetrock, there is no deduction for nail holes in the walls.  Our preference is that you do not try to fill the holes.  The cost of any damages will be first deducted from your security deposit, but you are responsible for any damages that may exceed your deposit amount.  Our preference is for you to receive your entire deposit back so that your unit is ready to rent, but it is necessary to make deductions when we have to work to make it ready for the next tenant.