Our technicians will make this process as easy for you as they can, particularly since they understand what a busy process moving house can be.
Always arrange for the end of lease pest control to be carried out after cleaning. Cleaning soon after Pest Control will only wash away any chemicals applied resulting in non-effective treatments and void warranties.
The rented property has to be vacant and has to be done after the carpet has been cleaned. It is in your best interest to organise the pest treatment, otherwise, the real estate agent has the right to not sign over your bond.
The Residential Tenancies Act states that the lessor shall ensure that the Rental Property at the commencement of the tenancy is clean and fit to live in. Unless otherwise stated in the lease agreement, as a rule, the lessor is responsible for general pest control treatments for ants, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish and spiders.
This means the tenant is responsible for having a pest treatment at the end of their lease where the tenants have allowed animals on the premises or have caused pest infestations such as bed bugs or rodents. Even if the animals have only been kept outside or have only been on the property for a short stay you are required to complete a pest control treatment. Another example, the tenant may bring bed bugs home after travelling or have dry dog food that attracts rodents into the pantry. But if the rodents enter the roof, the lessor is responsible.
Generally, the Leasing Authority (Real Estate Agent) will not sign over a tenants bond until it receives a detailed receipt for an End of Lease Pest Control on the Pest Control company letterhead.