Bond - Do I have to have my place Professionally Cleaned?
No. The methods you use to achieve this are entirely a matter for your discretion. NOWHERE in the RTA or the STT is it stated that you have to use professional cleaning or carpet cleaning services at the end of your tenancy.
But the Tribunal accepts that carpets have to be professionally cleaned at the end of your tenancy if your tenancy agreement says that they do AND if they were
professionally cleaned at the beginning of the tenancy. In these cases the agent/landlord must provide a receipt showing that this was done.
Form more information see 'Bond'
Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT
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