Depending on the terms of your rental agreement and whether you have a pet, an end of lease pest control treatment or end of lease flea treatment may be required. These days, it has become an all too common occurrence for new tenants to move into their rental property only to find that there are pests present. In such cases, there can be a cause for dispute and may result in considerable stress to all those involved.
At Positive Pest Solutions, we help to ensure that the environment is pest-free for the next lease. Our specialists are fully trained, licensed, as well as carry a comprehensive insurance, to guarantee peace of mind. It is also important to note that end of lease pest control treatments will be carried out after the furniture is removed and all the cleaning has taken place.
Common Household Pests
To determine if any pests are present, our experienced team will conduct a thorough inspection of your rental property. There are a number of pests that can grow in a household such as:
Harmful Effect of Unwanted Pests
If you let pests run rampant at your home, you’re setting yourself up for loss – from your health to the condition of your property. At the end of your tenancy, these unwanted pests can cause severe damage, such as:
- Spread of diseases, due to pests scavenging for food in unsanitary areas.
- Damage your rental property structure or furniture.
- Cause issues with getting your rental bond back.
- Create an unpleasant environment for the next tenant.
With end of lease pest control treatment, you can ensure that your premises will be pest-free, ensuring that your prospective tenant will be impressive and satisfied with the well-maintained conditions.
Who is Responsible For End Of Lease Pest Control?
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 and that the Rental Property is to be maintained so that it remains fit to live in (not clean). Unless it is stated in the agreement, the landlord is responsible for general pest control for ants, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish, spiders and also for termite protection.
However, the tenant could be responsible for the end of lease pest control fee, if they have actively encouraged a pest infestation. For example, bed bugs that might be resulted from travelling, rodents as a result of unclean environment, or fleas originated from tenant’s pet(s).
If as a tenant, you are responsible for the pest control treatment, you are allowed to choose your preferred pest company, as long as the treatment is carried out according to the rental agreement. Dependent on the terms in your tenancy agreement, you may be required to have an end of lease flea treatment, if you have a dog or a cat. After your end of lease pest treatment, we will present you with a certificate and warranty.
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.
Enquire About Our End Of Lease Pest Treatment Today
At Positive Pest Solutions, we understand that the process of moving house can be stressful and busy, therefore we will strive to make this process as easy for you as possible. Contact us to find out more about our prompt, effective and affordable end of lease pest treatments. We have been partnering with landlords, real estate agents and tenants to provide a complete and comprehensive end of lease pest control and to ensure a pest-free premises! Book an obligation-free quote today.