Create an end of tenancy checklist
Category: End of Tenancy Cleaning
With the costs of deposits going up in line with rent increases, it's important to try and get back as much as possible. And you don't want to lose out on money just because you've accidentally missed something.
Some of the most commonly missed tasks include dusting skirting boards, cleaning the inside of cupboards, deep cleaning your oven and defrosting the freezer. Tenants are also often penalised for not thoroughly cleaning the kitchen, and not removing all of the limescale that's often found in the bathroom.
Also, make sure that you dispose of all rubbish or items that you no longer wish to keep. The landlord can and probably will charge for the removal of items, even if it's as small as a few items. If you have furniture of your own that you want to leave, then make sure to speak to your landlord to make sure that's okay. If they don't want it then you might have to dispose of it yourself.
By creating a checklist you can share tasks out among all members of the household and make sure that everything is completed to give you the best possible chance of getting your deposit back.
If you don't have the time to clean the place properly, or you're worried about cleaning to a high enough standard, then it's a good idea to hire a cleaning company. Professional cleaners are fully trained in cleaning at the highest quality, and by using one when moving home you can be sure to get back as much of your deposit as possible.
Posted by Toni Tsocheva