What Is A Bond Clean?

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Bond Cleaning

What Is A Bond Clean?

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.

Definition Of A Bond Clean

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.

How To Perform A Bond Clean

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

What Is Fair Wear And Tear?

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.

Contact A Professional Bond Cleaner

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.

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Sophie Franklin

Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.

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Sophie is the subject matter expert within Maid2Match. Most importantly though she is our biggest fan girl and generous in sharing what she knows.

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