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Fully reticulated gardens are a necessity, having lawns mowed, weed free and garden beds weeded and all plants healthy. All shrubs and trees should be pruned back and not overhanging on fences or the roof.

  • Sheds, Garages should be clean and oil stains removed.
  • Windows cleaned inside and out including window tracks.
  • Curtains and blinds cleaned.
  • Swimming pools should be cleaned and all equipment should be in good working order.
  • Gutters and eaves clean and tidy and free from cobwebs.
  • Any dripping taps should be fixed (including reticulation).


  • All carpets and tile grout cleaned.
  • Walls cleaned, any chips or scuffs repaired.
  • If you have bright coloured walls it maybe beneficial to repaint in neutral tones.
  • Bathrooms should have no mould, no leaking toilets or shower heads and all tiles cleaned.
  • Kitchens should have clean cupboards and benches with no dripping taps.
  • Ovens should be cleaned including grills and cooktops and all in working order (Including exhaust fans and range hoods).
  • All light fittings to be clean and all globes to be in working order.
  • Curtain and blinds need to be in good repair and no cords hanging.

 Mandatory Requirements from Department of Consumer Affairs

  • Two RCD swtiches.
  • Hard wired smoke alarms or if a multi storey apartment block then a 10 year battery.
  • Make sure all sliding doors and shower screens have safety glass and are all in working order.
  • Windows must have  keys and locks (the new owner may not be able to get insurance without them).

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