As a landlord, you’ll understand the importance of providing a clean, comfortable and safe environment for your tenants. Not only because your tenant’s satisfaction is important, but also to prevent issues between you and the tenant and to ensure that you maintain your hard-earned reputation.
One of the trickiest times for a landlord is when a new tenant moves into your property. Aside from all the documents, forms and financial matters that need sorting, you’ll also need to ensure that your property is totally suitable for someone new to move into. As well as all of the various checks and inventories you’ll have to carry out, you will also have to ensure that thorough end of tenancy cleaning has been completed. That’s where landlord cleaning services come in.
Why is end of tenancy cleaning so important?
You’ll already know that a tenant will be far happier and far less likely to raise issues if they’re living in a property that’s been thoroughly deep cleaned before their arrival, especially if the previous tenant did not clean the property well. However, there are other reasons why carrying out a high standard, end of tenancy clean is so important. Thankfully, our team has a wealth of experience carrying out cleaning for landlords in preparation for a new tenant.
– Let the property again quicker
It goes without saying that getting your place cleaned up quickly means getting your property on the market as soon as possible. If you’re tackling the cleaning yourself, this can be very time consuming, and it may take longer than it should to get the ball rolling.
– Reduce the risk of disputes with the tenant
No landlord or tenant wants the hassle and potential bad feeling that comes with a dispute over charges concerning a property. Unfortunately, this could happen if your tenant moves into their new home to discover that it hasn’t been cleaned to a high standard. Therefore, we take our task of cleaning for landlords seriously, as we understand the importance of preventing cleaning disputes before they arise.
– Check over the property and address any hidden issues
A thorough clean of the house or flat will allow you to find and fix any problems that might be lurking in the property. With most items of furniture and such being moved very infrequently, getting under them when cleaning may reveal issues that you need to take care of.
As a landlord cleaning for your new tenant, you’ll also have the opportunity to look carefully over all corners of the property, working out which issues require more than just a clean. Do the bathroom tiles need new grouting? Or did they just need a good scrub? When you know that the property has been cleaned to a high standard, these issues are far easier to understand and address, which is much tougher to do with a tenant in situ.
– Save you money in the long-run
Identifying potential issues within the property after a clean is really going to help you create a detailed inventory for your tenant. This is key in preventing disputes and disagreements, which could end up costing you lots of money, or could even result in time in court, as the inventory will make it clear to you and your tenant exactly who is responsible for any issues that may arise.
Being made aware of any potential issues in the property will also allow you to fix problems before they result in costly repairs. If these issues are cleaning related, our team of experts can notify you of these while carrying out their landlord cleaning services.
To add to all the money we could save you with our services, we also offer 10% off if you book online with us. Plus, you can keep up to date with the top deals we currently have available by checking our hot offers page.
What does an end of tenancy clean entail?
Whether you’re a landlord cleaning your property yourself, or you’re hiring a professional landlord cleaning service, there will be certain cleaning tasks that should be carried out before the new tenant moves in.
Before the cleaning even begins, the property should be inspected for problem areas that may need a little more attention, such as staining on carpets or areas with a build-up of grime and dirt, such as inside an oven or under the furniture. This will then mean researching and buying the correct cleaning products for the job at hand.
Aside from the hassle and expense of purchasing the correct cleaning products, it is also essential to be mindful of the dangers associated with misusing cleaning chemicals. If you choose to hire End Of Tenancy cleaners, our team is fully trained in how to safely and appropriately use a range of effective products.
Once you have the right equipment for the work that needs doing, you’ll need to ensure that all of the following cleaning tasks have been completed:
- All areas cleared of rubbish, including all cupboards, drawers and shelves
- All surfaces and fittings thoroughly dusted and vacuumed (if possible) from top to bottom
- All hard surfaces wiped down and cleared of dust
- Carpets vacuumed and cleared of any stains and built-up dirt and grime
- All glass to be cleaned with window cleaner
- All soft furnishings cleared of dirt and stains, followed by vacuuming
- Clean windows internally and externally
- Clean door frames and sanitise handles
- Wipe down all skirting boards
- Clean and disinfect all items inside the property, such as lamps, television remotes etc
- Mattresses and beds lifted in order to be vacuumed underneath
- All furniture to be cleaned inside, outside and underneath
- Vacuum carpets
- Clean floors
- Clear out, clean and sanitise all appliances such as ovens, microwaves, fridge freezers etc
- Clean and sanitise all hard surfaces
- Clear out and clean all cupboards and drawers
- Defrost freezers and refrigerators
- Remove grime from extractor and then clean it
- Remove limescale from problem areas
- Clean and sanitise taps and sinks
- Clean grime and grease from kitchen tiles
- Clean washing machine and dishwasher inside and outside
- Wash and polish floors
- Clean out grime and limescale build-up from baths and showers
- Use window cleaner to clean glass surfaces
- Clean and disinfect toilet
- Clear out and clean any cupboards, fixtures and fittings
- Clean light fittings
What can EOT do for you?
As you can see from the list above, cleaning a property thoroughly is no easy feat. Our team of experienced cleaners uses exhaustive checklists to ensure that your property is spotless from top to bottom, providing top tier cleaning for landlords and tenants.
Our team will get back to you within 24 hours of your call with a transparent pricing plan that suits you and your needs, saving you time and money. End of Tenancy Cleaning London has been cleaning for landlords and tenants for years across London, so we know exactly what needs to be done to make a rental property suitable for a new tenant.
The care we put into ensuring your property is in optimum condition will reflect well on you as a landlord, helping to pave the way for a great relationship between you and your tenant.
Get in touch
Booking a professional cleaning company will mean that both you and your new tenant can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that the property is in optimum condition following our landlord cleaning services. Our fully insured team of cleaning experts have passed all relevant background checks and have a track record of cleaning for landlords across London.
If you have any questions or would just like to find out more, you can get in touch online with our friendly team, who would love to hear from you. Or, you can give us a call on 020 33 711 200.