Renting

Tips for moving out

Clean the property thoroughly before you move out or hire a professional cleaning company to do it for you.  

  • Kitchen
    • clean all cupboards (inside and out)
    • wash all countertops and surfaces
    • 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
    • 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
  • General
    • remove all rubbish from property
    • get carpets cleaned and pest control conducted if specified in the agreement

After the property is cleaned

  • move all your possessions from the property
  • complete the Exit condition report (Form 14a) or the Exit condition report (Form 14b) for moveable dwellings/sites, in a systematic way (room by room) and use extra pages if needed.
  • ask for a copy of the Entry condition report (Form1a) or the Entry condition report (Form1b) for moveable dwellings/sites from the property owner/manager if you do not have one. It will be compared to the Exit condition report.
  • provide your forwarding address to the RTA and include it on the Refund of rental bond (Form 4).