Getting Your Bond Back

To ensure your Bond is refunded promptly, the property must be left clean and tidy.

Below is a list of various items that must be cleaned when you vacate as well as some handy hints for cleaning.

Please Note: Failing to clean can result in having a professional cleaner attend and funds claimed from your Bond monies.

We do recommend the use of professional cleaners. Below are two of Metros most recommended cleaners? Please feel free to make contact with our cleaners for a cleaning assessment.  

Metro’s Preferred Cleaners….


Metro’s Cleaning Checklist…

Please ensure all carpeted areas are professionally steam cleaned (refer to s43 & s44 of your lease agreement)

A receipt will need to be provided when returning all keys.

□  Clean all hotplates, oven, griller & range hood (including filters) – inside and out

□  Clean shower recess, tiles, screens of all mould & soap scum. Clean bath of all mould & soap scum.

□  Clean kitchen cupboards & drawers inside and out

□  Remove all build-up of food in dishwasher filter and rinse thoroughly, wipe down external unit

□  Dust all venetian blinds & curtains, especially over kitchen sink areas and bathrooms / toilets

□  Toilets must be cleaned of all stains and wiped down with disinfectant – don’t forget to take your toilet brush too!

□  Remove all bugs from light fittings, dust and replace any blown light globes

□  Check all walls for marks & holes, leave approved picture hooks in walls

□  Clean and wipe down all sinks & laundry trough, mirrors, soap dishes & plugs

□  Clean windows, flyscreens, window sills, vacuum all door & window tracks

□  Clean inside built in robes, remove all personal items – yes your coat hangers too!

□  Remove all cleaning/toiletry products from cupboards & laundry, clean shelves

□  Sweep and mop all tiles/lino & wooden floors etc

□  Wipe down all light switches and door handles

□  Clean exhaust fans in ALL rooms (you may need a step ladder)

□  Clean return air duct of heating system and vents free of dust / grime

□  Remove all rubbish from rear and front gardens including ALL cigarette butts

□  Remove oil from garage floor & remove all pegs from clothes line or fallen pegs from ground

□  Empty letterbox including any junk mail

□  Front & rear yards must be neat and in a maintained condition – remove all weeds

□  Ensure all bins are emptied


Metro’s Handy Hints…

Metro Tip 1: Stainless steel appliances can be cleaned with lemon juice & great removing finger prints or marks.                  

Metro Tip 2: To restore toilet bowls back to their shiny best, clean with old, flat Coke or Pepsi. To dissolve lime scale, leave the soda overnight to soak

Metro Tip 3: Some marks on walls might be removable with ‘Chux’ eraser wipes or Sugar soap – DO NOT PATCH PAINT WALL STAINS


 Don’t Forget…

There is always lots to do when moving house, we have put together a list of the essential services that you may need to notify when moving house.

Let’s make your move easy and have Direct Connect connect you!

This is a completely FREE service that helps you get all your utilities connected. With a large range of market leading supplies, have your Electricity, Gas, Water, Phone, Internet, Removalist and lots, lots more connect on your behalf. Simply visit and note Metro PM as your agent to take advantage of this FREE service. 


Let these other important services know you have moved…


Financial / Business

  • Employer
  • Banks
  • Credit Union
  • Insurance
  • Lenders
  • Credit Card
  • Building Society
  • Accountant


  • Schools
  • Kindergarten
  • Child Care
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Library

Health & Other 

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Health Funds
  • Vets
  • Gym Memberships
  • Club Memberships
  • Neighbours
  • Relatives