What is end of tenancy cleaning and why is it important?

End of tenancy cleaning Putney

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When you move into a new place, it’s most likely to be very clean on your first visit. Tenants have a right to receive a clean and cosy property, but they must also ensure the standard is maintained for the remainder of their tenancy till they move out.

The purpose of an end of tenancy clean is to deep clean a rental property before the next tenant moves in. The depth of cleaning refers to the removal of dirt, hair, grease, stains and limescale throughout the property, including ovens, white goods, windows, curtains/blinds, walls, soft furnishings, cupboards and even outdoor spaces. Simply put – full top to bottom cleaning.

Since moving itself is already tense enough, both tenants and landlords turn to the services industry to fill in that role.

To fill in the demand, cleaning companies have introduced “end of tenancy cleaning” as a new service where they have designed specific cleaning packages, especially for rented properties

Ensure you get as much of your deposit back as possible

End of tenancy cleaning is important for receiving your full deposit – More than half of deposit disputes (56%) are lead for insufficient or have cleaning as part of a more complex dispute.

By hiring a professional cleaner you can really guarantee that nothing will be left that might hinder you from getting your full deposit back.

Make sure you get a good reference for future tenancies

If you are going to be moving into other rented properties in the future, it’s always useful to have a good reference from past landlords. By taking that extra step and hiring professional service, you can be sure they will have no reservations recommending you as a tenant for other landlords.

Save yourself the time and hassle

Cleaning an entire house properly can eat up a lot of your time. By hiring a company to take care of the cleaning you can sit back, relax and use your time to focus on moving into your new place instead. Often tenants will find that the cost of hiring a professional is very reasonable considering the amount of time and stress they would have to put.

These are just some of the benefits associated with hiring a professional cleaning service to take care of your end of tenancy cleaning. But if you decide to do it yourself, keep in mind, your landlord can conclude it’s not up to their standard. The chances are they will simply hire a professional themselves and pay for it out of your deposit. That way you’re out of pocket and you will have spent the time cleaning as well!

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