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    Well there you go. I'm in qld, haven't lived in nsw for 3 years.

    The one I thought was now the owners responsibility was the gutter. I thought they made it thay way because of health and safety or something. I could be wrong though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubintummy View Post
    I think in NSW at least the rules have changed about this, as in they can't make you do it anymore. We still will be for sure when we move but I don't think it's compulsory anymore. Might be worth checking out if you are on a tight budget!
    When did they change? My current and last lease both specified that carpets must be professionally cleaned upon vacating.

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    Do it exactly as the property condition reports says. These are a big thing that often get neglected on the way in - if the agent then says it's not up to scratch point to the property condition report where it says 'dusty or 'marks' and you are fine, given a small amount of reasonable wear and tear. Remember that if they are going to take you to court it costs them (and the owner) much more than what they are going to recover, so it's usually a bluff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    When did they change? My current and last lease both specified that carpets must be professionally cleaned upon vacating.

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    http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Te...agreement.html

    It says under 'additional terms' that carpet cleaning is a condition that is prohibited from being added unless it is part of an agreement for having a pet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    When did they change? My current and last lease both specified that carpets must be professionally cleaned upon vacating.

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    Years ago ( maybe 7-8?) that clause won't hold up in court

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    Make sure light fittings are cleaned and all light bulbs work! I've been done for this lol

    Inside every cupboard, on top of all surfaces, every corner. Make sure there are no cobwebs or marks on the ceilings.

    Good luck!

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    Chunky gutters and roofs are the owners responsibility.

    Op that reminded me, I usually give the outside of the house a thorough hose down, make sure the outside windows and window sills are cleaned too

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    Is it thru an agent? If so ask them for a cleaning check list

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    I'm getting the carpets professionally done.
    I do feel I'm on top of it. But I'm sure something will be missed.

    What's the agents definition of "wear and tear"? Does this include stains on carpets and chip paint on corners of walls?
    I even got paint to fix up the corners.

    I did get a checklist but wasn't very helpful.

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    Dust the skirting boards!

    Though, I always feel like the real estate agents pick up on something, no matter how well I've cleaned the house, they always get me to go back and clean something.


 

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