If you will be moving out of your rental property in the near future, you will need to ensure that it is clean before you leave. Here are two reasons why you should not carry out this end-of-lease cleaning without the help of a professional.
It could reduce your chances of getting your bond back
Most lease agreements stipulate that tenants who are moving out of a property must leave it in good condition. If they do not, the owner of that property may have the right to refuse to return the bond that the tenant paid at the beginning of their tenancy.
If you're on a tight budget, the loss of this bond money could result in you struggling financially for quite some time. As such, it is important to ensure that the property you are moving out of is cleaned to a very high standard before you leave.
Unfortunately, unless you happen to own commercial-grade cleaning equipment and have previously worked as a professional cleaner, it is unlikely that you will be able to clean the property to the required standard by yourself. You may struggle to remove stains from any upholstery or carpeting or fail to notice the dirt in some of the less visible sections of the property.
Given this, it may be worth hiring a professional who specialises in bond cleaning to take care of this task for you. Their experience, attention-to-detail and access to powerful cleaning equipment will enable them to remove every single speck of dirt, dust and grime from the property.
Whilst there is, of course, a fee to be paid when you use this type of service, it will almost certainly be just a fraction of the bond you paid at the beginning of your tenancy. As such, it is a worthwhile investment.
It could make the moving process a lot more stressful
Moving from one property to another can be extremely stressful. The process of organising and packing up all of your possessions, booking a removals team to transport your items to the new property and notifying everyone you know of your change-of-address will probably leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.
The last thing most people feel like doing when they're in this emotional state is undertaking a major cleaning project. This task is physically demanding and requires a level of concentration that you may not be able to achieve when you're already trying to cope with the stress of moving.
Hiring a professional to perform this work for you will drastically reduce your stress levels and enable you to focus solely on getting your belongings safely from your current property to your new one.