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Essential Tips for Tenants to Prepare for a Final Bond Inspection When Vacating a Rental Property

Moving out of a rental property can be a stressful and busy time for tenants, but it's important to ensure that the property is left in good condition to receive a full bond refund. Here are some essential tips for tenants to prepare for the final bond inspection and increase their chances of receiving their full bond refund.


1. Review the lease agreement and cleaning checklist:

Before beginning any cleaning or repairs, tenants should review their lease agreement and cleaning checklist provided by the property management or landlord. This will provide a clear understanding of the expectations for the property's condition when vacating and avoid missing any important tasks.


2. Check for damages and make repairs:

Tenants should inspect the property for any damages and make necessary repairs. This may include hiring a professional for items such as patching holes in walls, repairing or replacing any damaged fixtures or appliances, and ensuring that all light bulbs are working so allow plenty of time to make arrangements.


3. Clean the property thoroughly:

Thorough cleaning is crucial for receiving a full bond refund. All areas of the property should be cleaned, including floors, walls, bathrooms, and kitchen appliances. Tenants should also ensure that all rubbish and personal belongings have been removed from the property.


4. Return keys and provide forwarding address:

Tenants should return all keys to the property manager or landlord on the agreed upon day and provide a forwarding address for any future correspondence regarding the bond refund.


In conclusion, taking the necessary steps to prepare for the final bond inspection can increase the likelihood of tenants receiving their full bond refund and ensure a smooth transition for the new tenant moving in.


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