Making sure you clean your property appropriately after the end of your tenancy will guarantee that you get your deposit back and leave the property in good condition for the next tenant.
We advise that you always look at your tenancy agreement to understand the cleaning arrangements you must organise before you vacate.
Here are 3 top end of tenancy cleaning tips for when you move out of your rental property:
#1 Know What Has to be Done
As mentioned above, the best place to start is by reading your tenancy agreement. That way you will get a better understanding of what is expected, cleaning wise, when you leave your rental property.
Some landlords and agencies will allow you to perform the clean yourself, however it is becoming increasingly more common that landlords ask for a professional cleaning receipt. This is because they can make sure the property will be cleaned to an adequate standard, ready for the next tenant.
#2 Go Far and Go Deep
Cleaning your rental property from top to tail will take some time and it’s important not to cut corners, especially when the landlord can withhold your deposit.
We suggest that you buy enough cleaning equipment and chemicals so that you can perform what is necessary all in one go. A great way to ensure a comprehensive clean is by having a strategy in place. You should start with the small things and work your way up, that way you can build positive momentum, making the bigger tasks easier to tackle.
#3 Tackle the Kitchen
One of the hardest parts of an end of tenancy clean is making sure the kitchen is in perfect order. Not only will you have to clean and wipe the surfaces, you will have to clean the inside of the fridge and all other appliances.
This means taking out the fridge shelves and soaking them as well as cleaning the inside of the oven and microwave. You will need to make sure you remove any limescale that has built up around the taps and metal wear as well as cleaning all of the grouting.