Tenant Vacating Instructions

If you are approaching the end of your lease agreement, however it has not as yet expired, you must give 14 days written notice. For further information visit the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) website. Please download a Notice of Intention to Leave Form and provide this to our office to discuss further with your property manager. 
 

You must leave your premises in a clean and well-presented state and all keys are to be returned to Just Us Realty. Your Property Manager will attend a final inspection with you and providing that the above is adhered to and there are no outstanding monies owing, i.e. water and rent etc., your bond will be returned to you.

1) IT IS THE TENANT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY CLEAN.

It is a requirement of your Lease, and comments like "it was dirty when I moved in" are not an excuse for not cleaning the property and doing all of the following:

  • Steam clean all carpets and provide receipt upon vacating.
  • Clean the stove thoroughly. Clean the splash-trays, the griller & oven as well.
  • Clean out all cupboards. Do not leave soap, rags empty bottles etc.
  • Scrub marks off walls, hand marks off doorways, doors, light switches etc. (Suggest Jiff Cleaning Agent watered down)
  • Clean windows internal and external.
  • Remove everything from garage, remove oil stains from floor.
  • Remove all rubbish from balcony or from underneath house etc.
  • Clean bathroom i.e. vanity, shower tiling, bath, shower screen, toilet and all surfaces

2) FINAL INSPECTION

of the property can only be done after you vacate. If repairs or cleaning are necessary, we may claim it from your bond*.
Please contact our office as soon as possible to make a time for the final inspection.

3) If you are BREAKING YOUR AGREEMENT

Your costs are:
Rent until a new tenant can be found (or Lease expires - whichever comes first). Plus one (1) weeks rent as letting fee plus GST. Any advertising costs initially charged to the owner at the beginning of your tenancy. Advertising costs are usually incurred upon special request. 

4) MAIL

It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you re-direct all of your mail so as to ensure that it will not continue to be delivered once you have vacated.
We trust this will be of assistance to you, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past custom.
Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your vacating, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

VACATING INSTRUCTIONS - CLEANING

If you are approaching the end of your lease agreement, however it has not as yet expired, you must give 14 days written notice. For further information visit the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) website. Please download a Notice of Intention to Leave and provide this to our office to discuss further with your property manager.

Please review our Pocket Guide for Tenants to help with the vacate clean. 
 
Under Section 35 of the Residential Tenancy Agreement, you should be present upon final checkout. It is also advised that you have a small range of cleaning items available at the final checkout should any further cleaning be required. Under no circumstances will any tenant be allowed to re-enter the premises following the final inspection and checkout. Any costs related to further cleaning required that has not been completed upon checkout will be deducted from your Bond.