Vacating a property can be stressful at the best of times you have your removalist to arrange, power and phone to be disconnected and reconnected at your new home, insurance to be carried to another property, change of address details to all suppliers, cleaning, yard work and that’s to name a few. Then there is the stress of “will I get my bond back?”
We would like to explain in an easy to understand way, what exactly happens at the exit inspection.
Firstly you would provide your Agency with the necessary 2 weeks’ notice in writing, then once vacated you would hand in your keys and paperwork as directed by the Agency (you should have received a vacate pack) which is a step by step guide to help with the process.
Next your Property Manager will arrange the vacate or exit inspection to be done this is required by law to be completed within 3 working days of the keys being handed into the office.
At the exit inspection you may like to attend, let your Agency know. The Property Manager will go to the property and check the overall condition. To determine what will be claimed from the bond or deemed damage, the Property Manager will have to look through the original entry condition report and compare what the home is like upon vacation completing what is known as the Exit Inspection Report.
Things that are looked include cleanliness, any damage, lawns and gardens etc. Fair wear and tear are taken into account where applicable.
The most important thing to remember is that the home needs to be returned in the same condition as it was first accepted.