Periodic inspections are carried out to ensure the property is well cared for by the occupant and to check if there are any repair, maintenance of health and safety issues. The first periodic inspection can be carried out at any time after the occupancy has commenced.
The occupant should have the property in good condition on the day of inspection and should consider the following items such as:
- cleaning and tidying the property
- routine cleaning (e.g. dusting, sweeping/vacuuming and cleaning kitchen and bathroom surfaces)
- removing any mould from surfaces
- repairing occupant damage
- lawn mowing and gardening
- tidying up outside areas (e.g. decks, patios).
As part of the periodic inspection the inside and outside of the property will be inspected for items such as:
- water leaks, evidence of pests, damage or deterioration to the property
- ensure any inclusions and property fixtures are working
- look at any future maintenance items that may need to be addressed.
In order to maintain and monitor the quality of housing we provide, we conduct periodic inspections of your property during business hours. The inspection is carried out by a property manager and arranged by Defence Housing Australia. If you need to change the date/time of this inspection, please submit an enquiry via Online Services.
The purpose of the inspection is to identify any maintenance requirements and any non-fair wear and tear. Read about how we define non-fair wear and tear and the standards of repair required. We may conduct additional periodic inspections of the property to help maintain the quality of our housing.