Moving out? Follow our advice to ensure you get all of your bond money back. We have also created a handy printable checklist for you to download.
Check Your Condition Report
1. Grab your original condition report as a reference, have a look around and note what needs to be done and what was already dirty or broken, you’re not expected to fix or replace any of these items. Any areas that are dirty or that were damaged during your tenancy you will need to report to your agent or landlord and fix immediately.
Wear and Tear
2. Any wear and tear, deterioration from time or caused by natural elements to the property during your tenancy, you’re not required to fix. Discuss any concerns with your agent or landlord.
Steam Cleaning The Carpets
3. Depending on the property and your lease agreement, you may be required to steam clean the carpets. Renters will normally hire a professional carpet steam cleaner company just before the final inspection. Reminder you don’t need to fix any damage you didn’t cause, or pre-existing, refer to your original condition report.
4. Pest control, did you have any pets during your tenancy? You will need to fumigate the property. Refer to your lease while some properties allow pets, they state you need to hire a professional for flea treatment and pest control at the end of your tenancy.
Disconnecting The Utilities
5. Once you have completed your end of lease clean, don’t disconnect the electricity immediately. Wait for the agent or landlord to conduct their final inspection, they may require some touch up cleaning done. Then once you have the final approval, immediately disconnect all the utilities supplied in your name.
Extra Tip: Take a quick date-stamped the meters for your records.
6. After you have completed the end of lease clean, take some photos or videos of the property on the last day as evidence of its condition.
The Final Inspection
7. Come prepared! At your final inspection meeting make sure you bring a copy of your entry report and also bring along some cleaning products. The agent or landlord may require some additional touch up cleaning tasks completed at the property. If you come prepared and fix the area of concerns the agent or landlord might finalise the report on the spot.
Get It In Writing
8. Get any conversations, agreements, disagreements or just any issues at all in writing! Remember to keep emotions out and keep everything factual and to the point, provide any supporting photos or documents as required. Also at your final inspection meeting anything you don’t agree on, then create your own report and take photos or videos evidence.
Hire A Professional Cleaner
9. Hire a professional end of lease / bond cleaner! Do not underestimate the amount of work that is required for an end of lease clean. Some cleaning companies like HomeTask offer a full guarantee that their cleaning will meet the high standards set by your agent or landlord.
Download Our Bond Cleaning Checklist
10. Use our bond cleaning checklist to ensure nothing is missed before you leave. Our checklist includes cleaning tasks for each room in the house as well as must-do jobs like redirecting your mail.