Are you uncertain of what the bond cleaning clause in your tenancy agreement means?
Here’s everything you need to know about what a bond clean is and how you can effectively get it done with a professional service for bond cleaning Brisbane.
A bond clean is also known as an end of lease clean, vacate clean, or an exit clean. It means the comprehensive cleaning of a rental property before you move out.
The objective of a bond clean is to restore a rental property to its original condition before you moved in. A real estate agent will determine whether a bond clean is satisfactory by referring to an initial condition report during the final inspection of the property.
Failure to perform a bond clean before moving out of a rental property will lead to forfeiting your bond deposit. You can also lose part or all of your bond refund if you perform a bond cleaning, but not to the satisfaction of the property manager or real estate agent.
You can either perform a bond clean yourself or hire a professional, but hiring a professional ensures that you’ll get a full bond refund. That’s because professional cleaning companies have the expertise to get the job done without any oversights.
Even though the requirements of a bond clean will vary depending on your circumstances, you can typically expect the following:
- Clean all stains, marks, and other dirt from the walls and skirting boards
- Professionally steam clean the carpeting (if applicable)
- Degrease and clean the cooker, oven, and range hood filter and exhaust
- Wash, dust, or wipe the installed window covers (curtains, blinds, or Venetians)
- Rid the window, window sills, and related fixtures of dust, stains, and dead insects
- Clean the inside and outside of drawers, shelves, and cupboards
- Clean all ceiling and exhaust fans
- Wash off marks from tile, wood, or other non-carpeted floors
- Scrub all parts of the bathroom, including the bath, toilet, sink, tapware, shower recess
During a tenancy, a degree of wear and tear to the property is expected. A tenant will not be held liable for the restoration of such wear and tear. Below are examples of fair wear and tear that may not affect you getting a bond refund:
- Scuffed wooden floors
- Signs of normal foot traffic marks on the carpet
- Faded or worn curtains or cords
- Indentations in the furniture from normal use
- Cracked or faded wall paint
- Loose handles and/or hinges on windows, doors, or shelf doors
- Water stain on the carpet from a plumbing issue or leaking roof
- Worn kitchen benchtop
As long as it’s possible to show that a property’s wear and tear is due to deterioration over time and that you put in reasonable care and maintenance, you may not have to perform a bond cleaning. To verify what counts as fair wear and tear for your tenancy agreement, be sure to ask your real estate agent.
Hiring a professional Maid2Match bond cleaner is far less expensive than losing your bond deposit. Save money today by contacting us for a bond cleaning that ensures you get your bond back.