Whether you’re a tenant or a Landlord/Property Manager, it’s important to make sure your rental property is up to par when the tenancy ends. For tenants, restoring the property to its original (or even better) condition can make for a stress-free move, particularly when it comes to recovering your bond. For landlords, a clean and presentable rental shows the next potential tenants that you value your property investment so they’re expected to do the same.

Kitchen

  1. Clean stovetop and oven, including racks and grill
  2. Clean dishwasher and rangehood filters
  3. Clean debris from holes, plugs and taps
  4. Clean and deodorise garbage disposals
  5. Wipe countertops and benches
  6. Wipe the inside and outside of cupboards
  7. Remove all food from the fridge and freezer and clean the inside. Dust the top and outside of the refrigerator.
  8. Clean the microwave
  9. Double check if all appliances are in working order

Bedroom and Living Spaces

  1. Remove dust from fans and air-conditioning units
  2. Clean ceilings and corners
  3. Wash the windows
  4. Vacuum, sweep and/or mop the floors
  5. Replace the batteries in the smoke detector
  6. Replace any non-functional or broken light bulbs

Bathroom and Laundry

  1. Disinfect baths, showers, toilets and sinks
  2. Remove mould from tiles, grout, ceilings and walls
  3. Clean drain holes, plugs and taps
  4. Clean mirrors
  5. Dust fans

Storage and Exterior

  1. Empty and clean inside and outside of wardrobes, cupboards, shelves and drawers
  2. Check the basement, attic and garage to make sure nothing has been left behind
  3. Check the garage door opener
  4. Remove debris from swimming pool
  5. Empty out and wash bins
  6. For gardens and yards, sweep paths, trim lawn and edges, and remove weeds