Are you moving out and need to plan your End of Tenancy Cleaning? Then read this article and know what are the things that you need to do before booking the end of tenancy cleaning service from a dependable service provider.
- Review your tenancy agreement.
There might be some details in your tenancy contract that you need to revisit before booking a service. Like the conditions to recover your deposit. It might be stated in your contract which party would be responsible for the end of tenancy cleaning so better check it first before taking any action.
- Revisit your inventory report.
Inventory report should reflect the actual condition of the property the time that you move in. I usually itemize the damages in the property that was already there before you rented it. By revisiting the inventory report you will know which of the current damages if there is any that you should fix before moving out of the property. And the fixtures that are working the time that you move in like the light bulbs, showerhead, faucet etc.
- Do the necessary repairs.
There might be some area in your apartment that needs some repair make sure to have them fixed before you book the end of tenancy cleaning. Repairs are not covered by the cleaning service, therefore, make sure to have the right people handle it for you.
- Change the things that need to be replaced.
Check the showerheads, the light bulbs, the doorknobs, the window locks, etc. some of them might be needed to be replaced. Replace them before booking the end of tenancy cleaning to make sure that these things won’t cause you a dispute with your landlord.
- Empty the property.
The cleaning will be more efficient if the entire property is empty. Therefore it is best to book the end of tenancy cleaning once you already moved all your belongings to your new place.
- Empty and defrost the fridge.
This may be a small thing to take note of but this can cause a serious issue if neglected. Defrosting may take time, therefore, it can cause a delay in the completion of cleaning. And the odour of stale food can ruin the smell of the entire fridge or worst the entire kitchen and it means extra hours of deodorizing it.
- Double check the cabinets and drawers.
It’s difficult to retrieve important documents once they are thrown out by the cleaners. Therefore, make sure that you double check all the cabinets and drawers before you leave your apartment.
- Move the furniture back in its original position.
In case you do some repositioning of furniture during your stay in your apartment make sure to return everything in its original position. That way even when the cleaning technicians move them as they clean they know in which spot to return them. And by doing so you completely abide by your lease agreement to turn over the property to your landlord in the same condition as you move in.
- Communicate with your landlord/estate agent.
It is important that it is clear with them when you book the end of tenancy cleaning so they can schedule the end of tenancy inventory right after. Yes, there are difficult landlords to deal with but clear and open communication is one of the effective ways to resolve things with them.
Now that you know all these it’s time to call the reliable partner for this job. Perfect Clean have been providing End of Tenancy Cleaning for almost 19 years and we have helped thousands of tenants around London. We don’t only satisfy the tenants with the exemplary result of our cleaning but we make sure that we understand and meet the landlord/estate agent’s standard. Therefore, we can guarantee that we can help you recover your deposit and avoid the stress of any dispute.