How to Avoid Unfair Tenancy Bond Deductions

Every tenant wants a full bond refund; however, the latest statistics show that this wish is rarely fulfilled, with one in ten tenants not receiving any of their bond back and 45% only receiving a partial bond refund. Most of the time we see that the reason that tenants do not get their whole bond back is from seemingly minor mistakes that often go unnoticed by tenants.

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It is vital that tenants take the time out to ensure all areas of the property are properly cleaned prior to handing the keys over. It is more often than not easier and more cost effective to hire a professional cleaning service when undertaking an end of lease clean. For those who decide to clean themselves, here are some key areas where you should pay attention:

Fans and Filters

One of the biggest blunders by tenants was missing things that are ‘out of sight and out of mind’, exhaust fans are prone to attracting dust and lint in bathrooms and oil and grease in kitchens.

Dirty Glass Panels

It is important for tenants to remember to clean glass surfaces to remove all dirt, stains and soap scum. Glass panels on windows and showers are quite prone to accumulating dirt over the period of a rental tenancy.

Ovens and Dishwashers

Dishwashers frequently need cleaning as they are constantly cleaning dirty dishes, pots and pans, the scum and food particles are often caught in filters and internal trimming. Ovens and range hoods also need to be clean and free from food splatter and build-up of grease and oil, gas stove top burners can also be disassembled for easy cleaning.

Pets and Dirt

Tenants that have one or multiple pets living with them need to take extra care when it come to an end of lease clean. A good quality vacuum is essential to clean up mess and hair and special attention should be taken when it comes to cleaning door tracks and skirting boards as this is where dirt can quickly accrue.

Wall and Door Damage

Tenants need to attend to damage and dirt on walls and doors that cannot be classified as fair wear and tear. Spot cleaning around light switches, door handles and internal doors can make a big difference when it comes to the final inspection and cleaning of blinds and skirting boards are high on the checklist for landlords. Tenants are also advised to take their own entry photos when completing the entry condition report, the same care should be taken when completing the exit report as this can be useful when claiming fair wear and tear.

 

Why choose Really Cheap Bond Cleaning?

Over 3,400 clients have trusted us with their bond clean and have received a bond refund. We pride ourselves on a quality job, so we’re certain you’ll love our service. That’s why we offer a *7 day guarantee, including one free call out. Our bond cleaning service follows the Residential Tenancies Authority’s bond cleaning checklist, to make sure the job is done right the first time. We offer competitive pricing, to ensure your bond cleaning is completed at the most affordable price. Plus, all our teams are reliable, fully insured, police checked and receive ongoing training to exceed your expectations.

If you are located in the greater Brisbane area or the Gold Coast and are in need of a bond cleaner, carpet steam cleaner, pest controller or gardener; get in touch with us today! We can walk you through what needs to be done to satisfy your exit condition report and to maximise your bond refund.

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