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21

January

2016

Some tips when you decide to move on

 

When you decide to move out of your rental property, you must give us 14 days written notice on Form 13 ( Notice of Intention to leave). This form can be found on our website or the RTA website. We will in turn send you a vacating pack with information similar to the following which is reprinted from the RTA website for your information. 

  • Clean the property thoroughly or get a professional company to perform this for you
  • When cleaning check against the following list:
  • Kitchen
    • Clean inside/outside out all cupboards
    • Wash all countertops and surface areas
    • Clean inside and outside of oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, defrost freezer (if supplied)
    • Clean cooktop, grill and rangehood
    • Clean sink and taps, including descaling
    • Clean windows, window sills/tracks, window and door frames and fly screens
    • Sweep/vacuum and wash floors
  • Bathroom
  • Clean sink, toilet and bath including taps
  • Clean tiles
  • Remove any mould from walls/tiles and ceiling
  • Wash shower curtain/clean shower doors or enclosure
  • Clean all surface areas, shower rails and mirrors
  • Sweep and wash all floors
  • Other rooms
    • Dust and wash all surfaces
    • Dust and wash door and window frames and window sills/tracks
    • Clean mirrors
    • Dust fans
    • Wipe outside of air conditioning units, clean filters
    • Clean out any cupboards or wardrobes

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    • Dust and clean skirting boards
    • Vacuum and wash floors
  • Outdoor areas
  • Mow grass, weed and trim edges
  • Clean out any leaves or debris in the pool (check for any special conditions in the tenancy agreement)
  • Sweep external areas
  • Empty and wash out bins
  • Remove any oil stains on driveway or in garage
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Remove all rubbish from property
  • Get carpets cleaned and pest control conducted if specified in the tenancy agreement
  • General
  • Fill out the Exit condition report (Form 14a) after you move out any furniture or other possessions
  • Approach it systematically - go from room to room and fill in each section of the report
  • Use extra pages if necessary
  • The original Entry condition report is used to compare against the exit report. Your property owner/manager will be able to supply you with a copy if you do not have it
  • If you do use a professional cleaner, check the property after the work is done before you return the keys
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