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Why get a professional End of Tenancy clean?

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

An End of Tenancy clean is the type of clean needed when a tenant moves out of rented accommodation be a house, apartment, or bungalow.

This type of clean is imperative to have done when a new tenant moves in for several reasons. It will nullify any deposit disputes between tenants and landlords and ensure the property is clean and safe and ready for when they move in.

What is included in an End of Tenancy Clean?

  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and dusting surfaces such as: front doors, walls, ceilings, and removing limescale on tiles and taps.

  • Deep cleaning appliances such as ovens, hobs, and microwaves.

  • Carpet cleaning: Removing any deep stains with the use of Dry-Fusion carpet cleaning and chemical sprays.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting any furniture items if furnished or partly furnished: cupboards, bed frames and more

  • A full vacuum and mop of the property

  • Deep clean kitchen and bathroom: This is especially important due to Covid-19

  • Clean windows: clean windows inside and out (if possible)

Can landlords charge a cleaning fee?

Cleaning costs are one of the most common deductions from property deposits after damage. In most standard tenancy contracts, the property should be returned in the same condition it was originally let in.

For example, a coffee table may be worn from previous tenants, but it is still expected to be returned cleaned.

Will all landlords take a cleaning fee?

The short answer is no, if as a tenant you have carried out a deep clean yourself and it’s been checked by the landlord then no fee will be deducted. End of Tenancy cleans are usually for a tenant who have been evicted suddenly or left the property in such a state the only option is a professional End of Tenancy clean.


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