One of the most important things to organise when moving house, is an end of tenancy clean. Not only will this mean your property is in tip-top condition when the new tenants move in, but it also ensures that you will get your all-important security deposit back. To give you more time to get excited about your new home, and to help take some of the stress out of moving, Helpling has put together a handy checklist to make sure you’re prepared for your end of tenancy clean.
Find your tenancy agreement and read it carefully
When you hand over your keys to your property, it needs to be in the same condition as when you moved in. Agencies and landlords will allow for some reasonable wear and tear, but this isn’t an excuse to not execute a proper clean! It is essential that you read through your tenancy agreement thoroughly, as this will outline exactly how the property will need to be left when you move out. For example, if your property has a garden you may be expected to de-weed it, or if the property is furnished you may need to organise for the upholstery to be cleaned. Your tenancy agreement will remind you of those small but important terms and conditions which may have slipped your mind!
Sort out any replacements and repairs
This is the time to check your inventory. You need to make sure everything listed is still in the property and in a good condition. If you need to replace or repair anything, do this before you get your home cleaned. This is especially important in case any larger repairs need to be done. Repairs usually lead to a mess, which you don’t want if your home has just been professionally cleaned – it’s a waste of the cleaner’s time and your own.
Pack and remove as much furniture as you can
Removing your own belongings and furniture before you undergo an end of tenancy clean is super helpful in ensuring your home gets a thorough clean. If you were living in a furnished property where the landlord provided a lot of home utensils, Helpling recommends putting these safely into a cardboard box to ensure your cleaner can effectively clean your drawers and cupboards. Don’t forget to defrost and clear out your fridge and freezer as well! The aim is for your cleaner to be able to complete a deep end of tenancy clean, so try and make it as easy as possible as you can for them.
How can I book a clean?
We know moving house is stressful enough, so let Helpling handle the end of tenancy clean. Using Helpling, you can find yourself a trusted five-star cleaner in sixty seconds. All the cleaners on our platform are liability insured and set their own hourly rates so you can find the perfect cleaner for your budget. To get started all you need to do is pop in your postcode into the search bar, and Helpling will instantly find you the best freelance cleaners in your area. It’s our mission to ensure you get the best possible clean, so on our platform, you can see a full review of the cleaners you select, from their experience to previous customer ratings.