How end of tenancy cleaning works

Finalise your move out date

We'll clean once you've moved out. You can book with as little as 24hrs notice

Get a quote & book online

Get an instant quote online based on the size of your home

We'll give you a call

Once you've booked online, we'll give you a call to schedule your clean & answer any questions you have

We’ll make your home as good as new

Our team will deep-clean your home using our agency approved checklist

We'll send you a post-clean report

Send this to your landlord or estate agent to prove the end of tenancy clean took place

Get your deposit back

If you don't pass your inspection, it won't be because of the cleaning

Why choose Housekeep?

The best cleaners

We've completed over 1m cleans, with an average rating of 4.9-stars

Get a quote online

We'll provide you with a simple price based on the size of your home

We'll stay until the job's done

With end of tenancy cleaning there's no time limit - we'll stay until the work is done!

Professional service

We're an award-winning service you can trust. All cleaners are experienced and background checked

Get your deposit back

Our end of tenancy cleaning teams use an agency approved checklist to ensure your deposit is returned

COVID-19 Secure

We've introduced enhanced cleaning, handwashing & hygiene procedures for all end of tenancy cleans

What's included in an end of tenancy clean?

End of tenancy cleaning

End of tenancy cleaning 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

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need an end of tenancy clean before I move out?

Most tenancy agreements require you to organise an end of tenancy clean prior to checking out of the property.

If you do not organise a clean, and the property fails to meet the landlord’s requirements for cleanliness, you may have a fee deducted from your security deposit to cover the cost of cleaning.

What’s the difference between regular cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning?

End of tenancy cleaning is more thorough than a standard home clean, and takes longer to complete. It’s designed to make a home like new before new tenants move in.

Cleaning of kitchen appliances and white goods is included as standard in an end of tenancy clean, and the cleaners will move furniture to clean beneath. All cupboards will be cleaned - inside and out - as well as inside windows.

All tasks included in a standard home clean - including mopping, vacuuming and surface cleaning - are also completed during an end of tenancy clean.

How do I add special requirements to an end of tenancy clean?

If you have any other specific requirements, please do let us know about these in the 'Other Details' field when requesting a quote.

End of tenancy cleaning does not include the cleaning of walls or ceilings.

Which items can be left in the property during an end of tenancy clean?

Ideally the property should be fully cleared. The only items that should be left in the property are those staying in the property after your tenancy ends. If you require the inside of cupboards to be cleaned, these will need to be emptied in advance of the clean.

How do I add outdoor areas to an end of tenancy clean?

If you have a patio or balcony, cleaning this can be included to your end of tenancy clean, as can cleaning the outside of your windows. If you're looking to book these services, please do let us know in the 'Other Details' field when requesting a quote.

What is Housekeep doing to stay COVID-19 secure?

We're using enhanced cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures, and we're asking customers and cleaners to maintain social distancing at all end of tenancy cleans.

About end of tenancy cleaning

You should book an end of tenancy clean with Housekeep when preparing to move out of your rental property.

End of tenancy cleaning is a requirement of lots of tenancy agreements, to ensure that the property is clean for new tenants to move in. If an end of tenancy clean is not completed, you could have a fee deducted from your security deposit to cover the cost of cleaning.

If you've recently bought a property, you can also book this service to ensure the property is clean before you move in.

To book an end of tenancy clean, simply fill out our online form and a member of the team will give you a call to get your clean booked in. 

We have availability across London, with cleaners on standby and available at short notice or for advance booking. Just let us know your availability when requesting a quote, and we’ll book you in for a convenient time. We recommend that you have packed-up and emptied the property, prior to your cleaners attending.

Your cleaning team will provide all of the products and equipment required to deliver a perfect end of tenancy clean. During the clean, your cleaners will work against an agency approved checklist to ensure that your security deposit is returned.

End of tenancy cleaning includes all standard cleaning tasks, as well as the cleaning of appliances and furniture. Steam cleaning of carpets and upholstery is also available as an optional extra. 

After your clean, we’ll provide a receipt for the job, to evidence the work completed.

Our end of tenancy cleaning service is COVID-19 secure; we’ve introduced enhanced cleaning, handwashing and hygiene processes, and we’re taking all reasonable steps to maintain a 2 metre distance during cleans. 

We’re the UK’s market leader in home cleaning services, having delivered over one million cleans, with a 4.9-star average rating. Our service has also won multiple awards, including Service Business of the Year and Consumer Business of the Year

Our end of tenancy cleans use our agency-approved cleaning checklist, so you can be confident that you’ll receive your security deposit back in full.

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Koko did an amazing job cleaning after a hen do! I was amazed at how quickly she turned this "party" flat in a clean and tidy flat! Would definitely book again!

Rebecca - Angel, Just now

Another AMAZING experience. Sonia was super nice and very professional, couldn't ask for better really, I highly recommend her services.

David - Bermondsey, Today

Elena did a great job on our house today, it feels so clean and organised again, highly recommend!

Lisa - Aldersbrook, Today

Another wonderful clean by Adriana. My home was left completely spotless. It was a real pleasure to come home after Adriana had worked her magic.

Rose - Blackheath, Today

She is an amazing cleaner, thorough, gentle, doesn't waste paper products (protects the environment).

Lea - Little Venice, Today

Roksana is very polite, professional and friendly. She arrived as scheduled and just got on with the job. I will definitely recommend.

Helena - Kew, Today

I must say that Manuela might be the best housekeeper we have ever had, from Housekeep or any other service. Very polite and friendly and a very effective cleaner. Great stuff Manuela, thank you!

S - Finsbury Park, Today

Always friendly works so very hard and gives me peace of mind now my flat is being tidied every week by this lady.

Sandra Louisa - Abbey Wood, Today

Sands does a really good job each fortnight in our 2 bed, 2 bath flat. She is friendly, punctual and flexible to work around us in the flat.

Harry - Blackwall, Today

6 stars! Goes beyond what is asked, he's reliable, always on time and does very throughout cleans.

Luca - Clapton Common, Yesterday

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