What does end of tenancy cleaning include?

What does end of tenancy cleaning include?

"End of tenancy" is a specialist cleaning service that’s designed to completely clean your rental property before you move out. This means that the property is spick & span for the new tenants’ arrival & ensures your security deposit won’t be docked for cleanliness. 

As it’s a specialist, deep cleaning service, end of tenancy cleaning is slightly different to regular cleaning. 

Cleaning companies usually use a checklist when completing an end of tenancy clean, to ensure that all areas are covered, and your deposit is returned in full.

Here at Housekeep, we use an agency-approved checklist for our end of tenancy cleans. Our standard end of tenancy clean includes:

✅ Dusting and wiping of all surfaces
✅ Deep oven cleaning
✅ Cleaning of the dishwasher and washing machine
✅ Wiping inside and outside of cupboards
✅ Fridge & freezer cleaning
✅ Inside windows
✅ Deep cleaning of kitchen and bathrooms, including descaling
✅ Vacuuming of all upholstery and flooring
✅ Cleaning underneath furniture
✅ Mopping all hard flooring

Every home is different, and your landlord or estate agent may have special requests that need to be completed as part of your clean. We offer a number of extra services that you can add onto your end of tenancy clean, including:

- Carpet cleaning
- Upholstery cleaning
- Antiviral sanitisation
- Outdoor areas, such as balconies, terraces or patios

You can find out more about the difference between end of tenancy cleaning, regular cleaning & one-off deep cleaning, here.

How can I be sure I’ll get my deposit back?

Lots of end of tenancy cleaning companies provide a ‘guarantee’ with the clean. This means that if any cleanliness issues are flagged when you check out of the property, the cleaners will come back and reclean for free.

There’s usually a time limit attached to the guarantee, and you’ll need to make sure that you’ve fully moved out of the property before the clean.

Here at Housekeep, we offer a 72-hour guarantee on all end of tenancy cleans. If you don’t get your deposit back in full, it won’t be down to cleaning.

Do I need to prepare for my end of tenancy clean?

For an end of tenancy clean, you’ll need to make sure that the property is emptied completely, so your cleaners can clean inside cupboards, wardrobes and drawers. As a rule of thumb, the only items that should be left in the property by the time your cleaners arrive are those that will be passed onto the new tenants.

End of tenancy cleaning teams will usually bring their own specialist equipment and products, so you shouldn’t need to worry about this. 

As these cleans are usually completed by a team - who will be bringing equipment - they’ll need somewhere to park. You should discuss parking arrangements with the cleaning company you’re using, to ensure there are no issues when they arrive.

How can I book end of tenancy cleaning?

Booking an end of tenancy clean with Housekeep is super simple.

There’s no need to spend hours trawling dodgy websites looking for a reputable service and a price list - just fill in a few details about your home here and we’ll generate an instant price.

We’ll then give you a quick call to schedule your clean and confirm the booking. It really is that simple.

We’ve got 5-star cleaners on standby across London, and you can book end of tenancy cleaning with as little as 24 hours notice.

All of our end of tenancy cleaners are highly-rated, experienced and English-speaking. Our cleans are guaranteed for 72 hours so you can be confident that you’ll get your deposit returned in full - if there are any issues raised during your inspection, we’ll reclean for free.

Get an instant quote for end of tenancy cleaning here.