Tips for an easier BOND release

Tips for an easier BOND release

The below list is a reference, as it is used in conjunction with the Property Condition Report (PCR) at the commencement of your tenancy.

  • Windows thoroughly cleaned inside and out, including window tracks.
  • Remove all dust and debris from windowsills and skirting boards.
  • Ensure all window treatments (curtains/blinds etc.) are clean and free of any dust or staining, ie steam cleaning.
  • Clear fly screens, window/door tracks and glass of any dirt, debris or smudges.
  • Remove any hand marks, dust or staining from walls, doors, door frames, light switches and power points, ie sugar soap or the Sabco Heavy Duty Eraser Pad from Bunnings.
  • Clear all light fittings including the inside of dirt, dust, debris and cobwebs. Make sure a working globe is in each light fitting.
  • All cupboards cleaned inside and out including door handles, make sure any smudging or staining is removed.
  • Bath, basin, taps and surrounds to be cleaned thoroughly and streak free and completely free of all belongings or rubbish.
  • Shower recess tiles, soap dish, grouting and shower screen to be clear of all soap scum residue and smudging, including taps and spouts.
  • Toilet to be thoroughly cleaned including toilet bowl, seat, cover, cistern and surrounds.
  • Kitchen sink, laundry trough, taps and surrounds to be free of lime scale, soap stains, smudging or product residue.
  • Remove any residue, grease or smudging from stove top, rangehood/extractor fan and oven including shelves, griller and recess, hot plates and drip trays, chrome surrounds and enamel exterior of cabinet and control panel.
  • All exhaust fan covers to be cleaned, mostly can be removed so they can be washed thoroughly and put back.
  • Ensure all battery-operated devices have working batteries in them and are left in a clearly visible location.
  • Shed/garage to be cleared of all belongings or rubbish and swept down or hosed down.
  • Garden beds to be edged, weed free and soil turned. Lawns cut, edged and free of debris or rubbish.
  • All cobwebs to be removed from exterior of house, paths, driveways, fences and veranda is to be weed free and swept.
  • All personal property and rubbish to be removed including emptying council bins.
  • Pool or spa (if applicable) filled up, clean and with water in safe swimming condition. All cleaning equipment to remain at the property.
  • Carpets vacuumed and professionally steam cleaned (as well as treated for fleas if pets were permitted) by an approved contractor with receipt ready for your Property Manager, ensure all other flooring (tiles, floorboards etc.) are thoroughly cleaned.