Your guide to moving out of a rental property

If you plan on cleaning the rental property you are moving out of yourself, here are some tips to ensure you don’t miss anything!

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 possessio

ns 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).