End of Lease Cleaning Check List

If you are a tenant in a rental property, then this article will help you to identify some of the important things that you need to finalize when you decide to vacate the property. It is not an easy task to just vacate the property and move into the new one. There are so much of procedure, that should be followed when you move out of a property. The below provided is the important check-list that is suggested for you to follow when you vacate your rental property. This list of cleaning points will provide you a brief idea of how to make sure that you have completed all the cleaning in your house.

Kitchen Cleaning

Clean cupboards inside out
Clean oven, stove, dishwasher, Range hood, and Range hood filter
Dust and remove cobwebs
Dust and Clean skirting boards
Dust and Clean light fittings
Wipe-down visible surfaces & remove any marks
Dust and clean windows and window ledges
Dust and Clean curtains or blinds
Vacuum and Mop the floor

Lounge/Dining Cleaning

Dust and clean windows and window ledges
Dust air vents
Clean skirting boards
Clean and dust light fittings
Wipe down the visible surface and remove all the marks on the walls
Dust and clean curtains or blinds
Tile and grout cleaning
Remove all cobwebs (ceiling, walls, windows)
Vacuum and mop the floor and stairs if not carpeted
Steam clean carpets remove stains and marks

Bed Rooms Cleaning

Dust and clean the windows and window ledges
Remove all the cobwebs
Clean and Dust light fittings
Clean Curtains or blinds
Dust and clean skirting boards
Wipe down the visible surface and remove all the marks on the walls
Dust air vents
Clean the closet and drawers inside out
Vacuum the floor and mop the floor if timber floored
Steam clean carpets and remove stains and marks

Bathrooms and Toilets Cleaning

Dust and Remove cobwebs
Dust air vents
Clean and dust any light fittings
Clean toilets, bath-tub, shower and bowls
Remove any marks on the walls
Wipe down cupboards inside out
Clean exhaust fans
Wash shower curtains
Scrub and clean shower screen and make sure no soap scum
Make sure no mold or mildew or soap scum on the tiles
Dust and clean windows and window edges

General and Outdoor Cleaning

Remove all the rubbish inside Garage or shed and around the house
Dust and Remove all the cobwebs
Mow Lawns and trim edges (if applicable including nature strips)
Weed gardens or pathways or flower beds
Remove any grease or oil stain from the driveway
Clean Windows and remove cobwebs outside the windows


Electricity, Gas, and water will be running an additional three business days after the property being vacated

It is important to ensure that your utilities have the final reading done for two to three business days after vacating the property. Since the real estate will check the conditions of light globes and the bond for the property will not be released until the real estate finishes their outgoing report.

It is important to know, that when you clean the carpet, it is must hire a professional carpet cleaning company to meet the standard cleaning requirement.

If you follow this checklist when you vacate the property, there is a 99% chance that you have done all the cleaning appropriately. You will not have to worry about getting your bond back since you now have an idea of how to return the property as it was when you moved in.