If you’re about to leave your rented property in Australia, you’ve probably heard about the mandatory bond cleaning that you must complete before you go. Of course, you may feel up to scrubbing the place yourself. But in most cases, you will need to have your property professionally cleaned to get your deposit back.
“A thorough end of lease cleaning is essential for anyone hoping to reclaim their bond from their letting agency or landlord. The most secure method is to book the service with a professional cleaning company that guarantees the return of your deposit,” says home business expert and residential and commercial pest control specialist Harrison Hamblin of Habitat Inspections.
Here’s everything you need to know about the end of lease cleaning as a tenant.
Fair Trading requires tenants to leave the property in the same condition as when they began the tenancy, including cleanliness. But they are not obliged to use the cleaning service recommended by their landlord or property manager.
However, the tenant can hire a professional cleaning service or do it themselves. So, if you hire someone to clean or repair your home, make sure they are reputable. When the work is completed, double-check it to ensure your satisfaction. When cleaning, we recommend going room by room to avoid missing anything.
End of lease cleaning typically consists of vacuuming all carpets, mopping the floors, thoroughly dusting furniture, cleaning the rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, the oven inside and out, and washing the windows. The cleaning crew employs professional equipment and detergents and adheres to a detailed end-of-lease cleaning checklist.
Tenants are responsible for leaving the premises less fair wear and tear. The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) defined wear and tear as “what happens during normal use of the property and changes that occur with aging.”
Exposure to the environment can also cause the property to deteriorate over time. On the other hand, wear and tear do not include dirt, grime, grease, or damage.
A variety of factors can influence the overall cost of end of lease cleaning is determined mainly by the type and size of the property, whether it is a studio flat, a one-bedroom house or apartment, or a two, three, or four-bedroom home. Logically, the larger the property, the more expensive it will be to clean it.
Depending on the property size and the cleaners, an end of lease cleaning session can last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours. The property must be prepared and devoid of personal belongings.
Leverage the advantages of hiring professionals for spotless end of lease cleaning in Australia to impress your picky landlord. A thorough cleaning service will help you reduce the likelihood of rental disputes while getting your bond back in a safe and timely manner.
End of Lease Cleaning Experts Sydney offers carpet cleaning, commercial cleaning, end of lease cleaning, and house cleaning for tenants and homeowners. Contact to book and get your full rental bond back.