When it comes time to move out of your rental, a little preparation will make your transition to your next place a lot smoother. Knowing what’s involved, what to organize and getting things done is an essential part of moving out of a rental that should not be under-estimated. So we put together some tips to help you understand what’s involved in this process.
Organize end of lease cleaning
Once you know the date of your move, waste no time in organizing your end of lease cleaning. Why is this so important you may ask? The answer is simple, your rental bond that was initially paid at the start of your rental term is now at risk and you would want to make it a priority to get it back. Rental bonds are generally in the thousands and your real estate agent or landlord will want to make it difficult for you to get back. From the landlord’s perspective, they will want to protect their investment and get some new tenants in as soon as possible, if you allow them to organize bond cleaning you can expect to pay top dollar, so why not organize this yourself? Go ahead and compare end of lease cleaning companies on the internet or trust Luwasa Cleaning to guarantee your bond return.
Moving large items
Furniture removalists are great when it comes to moving bulky items, furniture and general household items but not so good for automotive relocations. Specialist car carrying companies should be approached for moving cars, boats, caravans, trailers, jet skis and motorcycles, although this is generally not a problem if moving somewhere local or to the next suburb, however it is something to consider when transporting a vehicle interstate. Luwasa cleaning highly recommends doing your research before contacting car transporters, get at least four quotes from different vehicle transport businesses as costs for interstate vehicle relocations can differ greatly.
Keep the utilities connected
There is nothing worse than having no electricity when you need it the most. Chances are that the landlord or real estate agent are not satisfied and will request some additional cleaning, keeping the utilities connected until a successful inspection is well worth it. The last thing you want is to be stung because you didn’t have electricity for the vacuum cleaner.
Problems with your bond return
If you are having issues with your bond return or cannot agree on how to divide the bond with your landlord or agent, then the next thing to do is to apply for a hearing in your states Civil and Administrative Tribunal authority to have the matter resolved. Application forms are available online or by phone.
Victoria – VCAT website – 1300 018 228
New South Wales – NCAT website – 1300 006 228
Australian Capital Territory – ACAT – (02) 6207 1740
Queensland – QCAT website – 1300 753 228
South Australia – SACAT website – 1800 723 767
Western Australia – SAT website – 1300 306 017
Northern Territory – NTCAT website – 1800 604 622