The window period between a tenant moving out and another moving in gives an apartment cleaning company long enough time to carry out its task credibly and properly.
While these companies have their role to play in this cleaning, you have your task cut out as well. Here is a brief overview of things that you need to carry out to make things simpler for you.
Attending the move-out inspection
Moving out is an essential chapter of any rental process. Hence, it is necessary to be present as and when the tenants move out. Some of the one-timers have a habit of leaving the property damaged or can dispute over claims of damage.
Being present would always help you to get rid of paying for false claims that are submitted by the tenants.
Make sure to get all the sets of the unit keys back, including the duplicates that the tenants have had made.
Taking photographs in details
You need to take photographs of all your properties in details. This is because visual evidence is undoubtedly the best way of defending your stand in case of any dispute that may erupt after the tenant has moved out.
Though this is not to say that photographs are the most credible evidence, but surely they are one of the ways to clear certain things up.
Checking the Utility
It is not wise to assume that the tenants will be that careful to switch off the utilities or close all their accounts while they are moving out.
Hence, it is better if you add in a move-out step that needs proof of turn-off of the relevant utility accounts or access to the same, to keep issues regarding re-leasing the property at bay.
In case the tenant fails to turn off any utility account or pay the bill, it can result in serious consequences to you as their landlord.
Patching and painting the walls
It will be of no use to clean the apartment before painting it. This is just because paint washing and colouring the walls will once again leave the apartment in a shabby condition.
Hence, before you summon a Melbourne apartment cleaning company, you need to make sure that you have had all the walls painted to give the apartment a new look.
While all these may not directly be related to apartment cleaning, but when you following these steps the task of cleaning by a professional service provider becomes seamless and smooth, sans any hiccup whatsoever.