What is a bond clean?
  • 30 Apr, 2015

What is a bond clean?

If you are considering staying for a while on the Gold Coast you may end up renting a house or unit.
This is common as people including students and holiday makers stay for extended periods of time on the Gold Coast.
This article applies to Queensland.

Upon exit of the premises you may be asked or required under the Residential Tenancy Authority Act (Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 - the law for renting residential housing in Queensland.) to perform an exit clean or bond clean in order to get your bond back.
This serves as a protection for both the tenant and landlord.

On the form usually submitted to the agent is a list of items where you would indicate clean, working, undamaged (where applicable).

You will talk to the lessor/agent if there is a dispute as to the condition of a particular item.
Using professional bond cleaners is recommended. Also some professional cleaners will guarantee to meet the condition report criteria.
Professional Bond Cleaners

Tips for moving out from  Residential Tenancy Authority


  • Clean inside/outside out all cupboards
  • Wash all countertops and surface areas
  • Clean inside and outside of oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, defrost freezer (if supplied)
  • Clean cooktop, grill and rangehood
  • Clean sink and taps, including descaling
  • Clean windows, window sills/tracks, window and door frames and fly screens
  • Sweep/vacuum and wash floors


  • Clean sink, toilet and bath including taps
  • Clean tiles
  • Remove any mould from walls/tiles and ceiling
  • Wash shower curtain/clean shower doors or enclosure
  • Clean all surface areas, shower rails and mirrors
  • Sweep and wash all floors

Other rooms

  • Dust and wash all surfaces
  • Dust and wash door and window frames and window sills/tracks
  • Clean mirrors
  • Dust fans
  • Wipe outside of air conditioning units, clean filters
  • Clean out any cupboards or wardrobes
  • Dust and clean skirting boards
  • Vacuum and wash floors

Outdoor areas

  • Mow grass, weed and trim edges
  • Clean out any leaves or debris in the pool (check for any special conditions in the tenancy agreement)
  • Sweep external areas
  • Empty and wash out bins
  • Remove any oil stains on driveway or in garage
  • Remove cobwebs


  • Remove all rubbish from property
  • Get carpets cleaned and pest control conducted if specified in the tenancy agreement
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