Routine Inspection Guide

Routine Inspection Guide - pruning
This simple checklist is designed to help you prepare for routine inspections. For more information please talk to our property management team.


  • Carpets and floors – sweep, mop and vacuum.

  • Windows – clean the inside and outside of windows, as well as windowsills, runners and tracks.

  • Wood work – clean skirting and window frames.

  • Doors – interior and exterior doors, the tops of doors, handles and edges.

  • Cupboards – clean internal and external doors and shelves.

  • Walls – remove marks, especially around light switches.

  • Light fittings – clean fittings and replace globes.

  • Cobwebs – remove from corners and other areas inside.

  • Curtains and blinds – ensure they are clean and dust-free.


  • Oven – clean inside and out per manufacturer’s recommendation.

  • Hot plates and top – lift up and clean underneath where possible.

  • Griller – clean drip tray too.

  • Walls and floors – including under and behind the stove (pull out from the wall if possible).

  • Exhaust fans – remove cover and wash in detergent or bleach.

  • Cupboards – clean internal and external doors and shelves.

  • Refrigerator – clean exterior (and interior if rental is furnished).

Bathroom & Laundry

  • Toilet – clean thoroughly.

  • Cabinets – clean internal and external doors and shelves.

  • Bench tops – wipe down and tidy.

  • Shower – scrub shower recess. Grouting and tiles should be free of soap residue and mould.

  • Ceilings and walls – mould and mark free.

  • Bath – scrub and wipe down.

  • Basin – scrub and wipe down.

  • Exhaust fan – remove cover and wash in detergent or bleach.

  • Lint filters – in dryer and washer cleaned.


  • Cobwebs – remove from windows, doorways, light fittings, garage and carports.

  • Oil and grease stains – remove from driveways, carports and garage.

  • Rubbish – remove from property.

  • Windows – exterior windows cleaned.

  • Lawns – mowed and edges trimmed.

  • Garden beds – weed free.

  • Flowering bushes etc. – pruned per original condition.

  • Paths and paving – weed free.

Routine Inspection Guide - pruning