Vacate checklist



To ensure there is no unnecessary delay or confusion with the release of your bond. Elite Property Brokers have put together a simple checklist to assist you through the process of vacating the premises.

Following are some guidelines that will help you recover your full rental bond …

The following must be completed before prior to the final inspection, If not, you may be charged additional rent. Note your bond will not be released until a final inspection has been completed by Elite.

  1. Return all keys including any that may have been given to family or friends
  2. Arrange disconnection of your gas, electricity and phone accounts
  3. Redirect all mail
  4. Make sure property is thoroughly cleaned. Including …


  • Although you are not obliged to steam clean carpets, they must be returned in a clean state as per the beginning of your tenancy
  • Dust all skirting boards
  • Clean windows, windowsills and clean tracks including any sliding door tracks
  • Dust blinds/ curtains
  • Clean cobwebs from cornices
  • Dust light fittings and light switches , dust ceiling fans if applicable
  • Wash walls if required
  • Clean internal doors and door frame
  • Clean mirrors including wardrobe doors and tracks
  • All rubbish is to be removed from in and around the property


  • Remove all mildew
  • Clean shower tiles and shower screen/curtain
  • Clean bath, toilet and bowl
  • Clean basin, vanity inside and out and mirror
  • Clean floor tiles & Exhaust fan


  • Clean stove elements, tray, griller, oven and microwave inside and out
  • Sink and taps
  • Clean floor, bench tops and tiles
  • Cupboards inside and out including inside doors
  • Range hood
  • Splash back


  • Weed garden
  • Mow lawn
  • Remove oil stains from driveway
  • Repair any damaged windows and screens


  • Kitchen utensils, plates, bowls, pots & pans behind fridge and microwave
  • Wash and fold all linen and dust all furniture