End of tenancy cleaning is the single biggest cause of deposit deductions. At the same time, it is the easiest to mitigate, by performing an effective end of tenancy cleaning session before the final inspection. This guide will give you expert advice and tips to clean the property prior to claiming your deposit.
The Deposit Protection Scheme confirms more than half of deposit disputes (56%) are the result of insufficient cleaning.
On average 82% of landlords hire end of tenancy cleaning companies before they let tenants move in. This sets a very high standard that will be expected when the tenants move out.
9 Hours is the average time it takes a professional cleaner to clean a 5 bedroom student property to the required standard.
Because they have deposited a lot of money, it’s in the best interest of tenants to maintain the property at all times. The two inventory checks – when you move in and out – will benchmark the condition of the property. This is the most reliable evidence for how tenants have affected the property’s condition during their occupation. The only way to make sure the deposit is returned in full is if the two inventories are identical, or the second one is better.
Can I save money on my professional clean?
You can definitely save money on your End-of-Tenancy clean.
- Ensure your property has had a quick once-over. Hoover the main rooms such as kitchen, hallways & living room.
- Spray limescale remover on sinks and shower regularly to avoid build up of limescale as this is time consuming to remove.
- Clean the oven & hob regularly to avoid burning on the grime etc.
- Clean toilets regularly to avoid limescale and grime build up
- Ensure you dont leave behind a large number of bin bags as these will have to be privately removed and charged back to you.