End of tenancy cleans, what do they include?

In order to pass the final inspection of your property, it is important to do a thorough end of tenancy clean as per your tenancy agreement. Failure to do so may result in deductions from deductions being made from your deposit. To begin with, ensure any damages in the property are fixed or replaced as necessary, do not leave this to your landlord as the cost is likely to be significantly higher than you anticipated. After correcting all damages, the end of tenancy clean can commence, paying special attention to the following areas:

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Ensure all the appliances are clean, including dishwasher filter, washing machine tray and rubber seal and all the shelves and trays in the fridge and freezer. Often appliances will need to be pulled out in order to clean the walls and floors beneath them. Commonly, most appliances will be dusty and/or greasy, requiring a wipe over from top to bottom. Empty all shelves and cupboards, wiping inside and out, ensuring that all surfaces are cleaned as per the inventory report.

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Oven and Hob

Ovens accumulate thick layers of grease and food deposits and are extremely difficult to return to their original standard. The inventory clerk will be paying special attention to your oven and will be expecting the inside to sparkle as brightly as the front. The same care must be taken with the hob, switches, handles, racks, baking trays and all other surfaces.

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Often the bathrooms are where the majority of oversights will be located, limescale deposits are very difficult to remove domestically without causing damage to the surface underneath, the inventory clerk will be expecting a spotless shower screen and all tiles, taps and sanitary-ware to be free of water marks or dirty marks. Ensure the plug holes are unobstructed and free of debris, and check that the water is able to run away smoothly.

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All upholstery must look pristine, ensure all furniture is vacuumed and any stains are treated with the appropriate product. Be sure to check all wooden furniture for any scratches, dings and scuffs and repair as necessary.

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Windows & Frames

Windows are another common are to be picked up on an inventory, often these will have been cleaned professionally prior to moving in and it is very difficult to return them to the same standard domestically. Clean all the windows from inside, ensuring that there are no marks or smears on the glass and all frames are free from dust, debris, cobwebs and fly faeces. Vacuum/wipe all curtains and blinds, and if they are washable, remove and wash/dry clean as required.

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Who is responsible for the daily cleaning and maintenance?

Unless specifically stated on your tenancy agreement (i.e, in a fully serviced apartment), the tenant is responsible for all the general day to day cleaning and maintenance. This means that you can be held liable if there is a lack of proper hygiene, allow the rise and spread of mould, infestations and serious health hazards/diseases.

Tenants are expected to ensure all light bulbs are working and replace blown ones as required, often many tenants fail to keep up with this simple maintenance, and as a result, landlords will instruct an electrician to replace these bulbs at their personal rate, plus a callout/re-entry charge. A professional cleaning company such as ours can replace these bulbs for you safely, at merely the cost of the bulb

Can your landlord force you to hire a specific cleaning company?

No, your landlord cannot force you to hire a specific cleaning company as that is the tenant’s responsibility, this requires you to leave the property as it was when you first moved in. Your landlord can simply request a standard of hygiene which will be listed in the inventory report.

End of tenancy cleans are essential when your property does not meet that criteria, if you have been a careful tenant, then the chances are that the property will already be very close to what is documented in the inventory report. In this case, you may not need to hire a professional company, merely double check the property for any oversights before returning your keys to your landlord.

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What will our professional Surrey & Hampshire end of tenancy cleaners do for you?

The service we provide here at Complete Cleaning and Maintenance is for the tenant or landlord. Our trained cleaners come fully prepared with all their own cleaning equipment and chemicals, alongside the technical know how and experience required to complete the job to a high standard.


What will you need to provide us?

1. Entrance to the property.
2. We will need a power supply for our vacuums, carpet cleaning machines and other specialist equipment.
3. Hot running water.
4. Fridge and freezer to be turned off and defrosted prior to our arrival.
5. All personal items to be removed.

You can rely on Complete Cleaning and Maintenance to deliver outstanding results

We have what it takes to give any residential or commercial properties that finishing touch it deserves. Aside from specialising in End of Tenancy cleaning, we also provide services in roof cleaning, patio and driveway cleaning, carpet cleaning, gutter cleaning, domestic-commercial cleaning, solar panel cleaning, conservatory cleaning and fascia and soffit cleaning. Contact us today to see how we can be at your service. You wont regret it.

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