Ending your Tenancy

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Ending a Fixed Term Lease Agreement

If you are leaving at the end of your current fixed term lease, we require at least 14 days notice in writing via email or post or alternatively through the vacate form on our website. Please note that this amount of notice needs to commence when we have received your notice, not when it was posted.

Once we receive your notice of intention to vacate, your property manager will contact you to confirm and explain the process moving forward. You will be advised in writing of any rent owing up until your vacate date and any other outstanding invoices associated with your tenancy. Your Property Manager will also discuss suitable times to access to the property in order for us to secure a new tenant.

Ending a Non-Fixed Agreement (Periodic) 

If you are leaving at the end of your current fixed term lease, we require at least 21 days notice in writing via email or post or alternatively through the vacate form on our website. Please note that this amount of notice needs to commence when we have received your notice, not when it was posted.

Breaking your Lease

A “Lease Break” situation occurs when the tenants during the fixed term tenancy wish to vacate the property prior to the lease expiry date. Should you find yourself in this position you should notify your Property Manager in writing immediately.

For more information please click on the link below:

Office of Fair Trading NSW

The Final Inspection

Only once the property has been fully vacated, cleaned and grounds made ready with keys returned can we commence our final inspection. It is important to note that if a final inspection time has been made and you are aware that you will not be fully ready for the inspection, please call us as soon as possible to rearrange another time.

You are welcome to be present during the final inspection or simply to return ALL of the keys (plus any copies you made during the tenancy) to the office by close of business on the vacate date.

Getting Your Bond Back

At the end of your tenancy you will no doubt want your bond refunded quickly after you vacate. For your full bond to be paid quickly, you will need to ensure the following:

  1. Rent

Any outstanding rent is paid promptly. Please note that it is against the tenancy legislation to withhold rent at the end of your tenancy with the intention for this to be deducted from the bond. Your rent must be paid in full, leaving your bond intact

  1. Cleaning

The property is cleaned and grounds returned to their ingoing condition. Please follow the final vacating guide for further details. The property must also pass the final inspection conducted by this agency.

  1. Outstanding Accounts

Please ensure that any monies outstanding like water, any damages, compensation amounts and break lease fees are paid.

  1. Keys, Swipes & Remotes

Ensure that all keys, remote controls etc have been returned. Remotes & swipes must be in working order.

For further information click on the link below:

Office of Fair Trading NSW

 Please see below a suggested cleaning checklist:-

GENERAL

  • Vacuum and clean all sliding door and window tracks
  • Sweep or mop all non-carpeted floors, removing any marks
  • Clean light fittings – gently remove light fittings and clean
  • Clean marks off walls, ceilings and light switches
  • Clean ceiling fans – gently wipe all dust from the blades (as applicable)
  • Clean skirting boards, windows including frames, sills and tracks, above cupboards, picture rails, architraves and both sides of all doors, all other fittings, and insect/security screens etc
  • Clean in wardrobes, shelves, drawers and mirrored doors. Remove scuff marks
  • Clean curtains and blinds. Refer to Agent for best method advice
  • Remove all cobwebs and insect marks and nests
  • If pets have been kept at the property arrange for carpets to be professionally cleaned. Supply paid invoice copy to agent
  • If pets have been kept at the property, fumigate for fleas – by registered Pest Company. Supply paid invoice copy which specifies service details

KITCHEN

  • Clean inside and outside of all cupboards and doors
  • Clean inside, outside and around stove
  • Clean inside and outside of oven, griller, doors, trays, racks, glass
  • Clean inside, outside and behind refrigerator and dishwasher and microwave space
  • Clean sink, especially drain holes, drainers and tap ware
  • Range hood exhaust and filter- filter can be removed and cleaned
  • Wipe out dishwasher and clean all filters

BATHROOM

  • Clean all walls, floors, mirrors and windows and window tracks
  • Clean inside and outside all cupboards and drawers
  • Clean toilet, bath, shower recess, remove soap residue on tiles and shower screens, clean sink, tap ware, towel rails
  • Clean water outlet in shower and bath of hair and soap build up
  • Shower curtain washed with bleach or replaced (if applicable)

LAUNDRY

  • Clean behind, inside and around washing machine space
  • Clean equipment and filters if applicable
  • Clean inside, outside and behind dryer. Remove lint
  • Clean inside, outside and around laundry tub, cabinets, shelves, drawers, tap ware
  • Clean all walls and floors, ceiling.

AIR-CONDITIONERS (as applicable)

  • Clean all air conditioner units and filters

VERANDAH, DECKS, OUTDOOR AREAS (as applicable)

  • Sweep and mop, clean railings, glass and light fittings
  • Remove all cobwebs etc.

GARAGE, CARPORT, DRIVEWAY (as applicable)

  • Sweep out and remove any oil residue from concrete, pavers, paths, driveways.
  • Empty Council bins and place bins out on footpath for next collection
  • Close and lock garage door, if applicable

GARDENS AND LAWNS, POOL (as applicable)

  • Mow lawn, trim all edges, weed gardens, general garden tidy, remove all rubbish
  • Return pool to condition as per condition report at start of the tenancy and supply Pool Test report to Agent – Report to be completed on the end of tenancy date.