End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist
Whether you have been renting from a private landlord, real estate agent, housing association or local council, most tenancy agreements will require you to clean your property before vacating it. However, even if your tenancy agreement does not explicitly insist upon this, it is still good etiquette to clean your house thoroughly before the next occupants move in. After all, if you were moving in, you would hope the previous tenants had done the same.
With that said, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start or exactly what needs to be done in order to complete end of tenancy cleaning and leave the property in good condition. Below is a helpful checklist of the types of things you should try to do prior to moving out.
Apart from that if you like to get a spotless result then you should consider hiring a professional cleaning company. Professional companies will clean every small part of your house or flat, they generally use greener and stronger cleaning products with professional machines.
The kitchen is perhaps the room where people are most hygiene conscious and most concerned about dirt. Prior to vacating a property, it is important to:
Scrub or mop the floor Clean and disinfect all work surfaces Clean both the insides and outsides of cupboards and drawers Wipe any wall tiles Clean the sink area and remove any lime scale Wash, dry and place any utensils, cutlery etc. in its rightful place Clean the windows, inside and out. Wipe and dust doors, door handles and light switches Clean inside and outside of any appliances which are being left (e.g. fridge, toaster, washing machine, oven) Empty all bins, replace bin liners and wipe the bin itself
Bathrooms are another area of the house where people are particularly concerned about cleanliness. In order to leave a bathroom clean for the next occupants, you should:
Clean and disinfect the toilet Thoroughly clean the bath, shower and basin, removing any lime scale Clean the floors, preferably with a germicidal solution Wipe and dust doors, door handles and light switches Polish mirrors or other similar surfaces Make sure any towels, shower curtains etc. are clean
In most houses, the living room is one of the most used rooms. Due to the fact that people spend significant time there, it is vital to leave it sufficiently clean. To do this, you need to:
Clean carpets and make sure they have been vacuumed Wipe and dust doors, door handles and light switches Make sure curtains and cushions are clean Polish any wooden surfaces on furniture being left behind Dust window sills, radiators, book cases, cabinets, shelves and picture frames Clean the windows, inside and out
Like with living rooms, tenants make significant use of bedrooms and like them to be as clean as possible. People spend half of their life times in bedroom by sleeping so hygiene is very important. That’s why cleaning should be spotless in bedrooms and dust free environment is important.