Tenancy cleaning features in many tenancy agreements as a requirement before receiving your rent deposit. Many tenants neglect to do this cleaning leading to disputes over the reimbursements of the rent deposit. What you need to keep in mind is that the landlord will require the house to be in the same state as was indicated in the move-in report. You should use it as the standard to do your tenancy cleaning. This can be a daunting task if you are short on manpower. This is the where you need tenancy cleaning London services.
Where to clean
The tenant is responsible for cleaning the whole area inside the house. This includes pest infestation control and mould removal. If it is a stand-alone unit, the tenant has the responsibility of cleaning the veranda, driveway and the compound.
The landlord needs the house in near-same cleanliness as it was when the tenant moved in. this means that he can request for re-cleaning of the house. Otherwise, he can dispute your claim for the reimbursement of your rent deposit.
How is it done?
At a minimum tenancy cleaning has to touch on the following areas:
- Living room
If it is a furnished apartment cleaning has to include cabinets, cupboards, bookshelves and the TV set. The carpets and upholstery have to be vacuumed.
All shelves and cupboards have to be clear and empty. The walls behind the cupboards and the floor underneath have to be cleaned too. The fridge has to be emptied, cleaned and switched off.
The oven should be degreased and any baked on grime scraped off. The hob, handles, racks, burners, baking trays, switches and all other surfaces should also be cleaned.
The sink, bath, toilet, tiles and mirrors should be left without stains. Drains and plug holes should be cleared. Showerheads, faucets and drain gates should also be cleared lime build up.
- Hallways and staircases
These surfaces should be mopped. Any carpets and rugs should be vacuumed and steam cleaned if necessary.
Why hire a cleaning service
You will need to hire a tenancy cleaning London service in the following situations:
- When you have a very large home and are short of manpower
- When you don’t have the time for thorough cleaning
- When you need special equipment to reach some areas of the house
- When you can’t handle cleaning products like bleach
- When you need professional cleaning that can pass through inspection.
Hiring a tenancy cleaning London service will improve your chances of getting a reimbursement of your rent deposit without dispute.