So the time has come to end your tenancy cleaning agreement with your landlord whether through a private rental tenancy agreement or through an approved rental agent and there is always the element of doubt as to whether you will receive your deposit back on time and in full.
There are many questions you might be currently thinking ….
Do I have to clean the property before ending my rental agreement?
Will I be charged by my landlord if the property is not cleaned correctly?
Was I expected to have the cooker oven hob and extractor professionally cleaned?
Are the carpets required to be extraction cleaned by me or by the landlord?
Is my oven clean enough to pass inspection?
We have a pet do we need to have the carpet disinfestation treated to avoid fleas being present to the new tenant?
For a moment. look from the view of the landlord or agents’ perspective, they will be looking to establish as to whether you have maintained the property and will be returning the property in the condition it was received to you and that this is given back to them both clean and maintenance free.
This will ultimately decide whether are you eligible to receive your deposit back in part or in full and what both a tenant and landlord can and should consider. Many landlords often authorise the property to be deep cleaned and in addition the oven, hob and extractor along with the carpets or flooring to undergo a thorough cleaning programme. At Nationwide Cleaning Services Ltd we work with tenants, landlords and letting agents each and every day, and our aim is to ensure that where possible both parties are satisfied with the move out/in clean undertaken so that the client receives their deposit bond back in full. By talking to our support staff we can advise and guide you on what is required, to ensure you have the sufficient man hours needed to return the property to the landlord or letting agent to allow them to commence marketing quickly to minimise a period in which the property remains unoccupied. We clean hundreds of properties each and every day and it’s important to consider that often day to day surface cleaning takes place by home owners and even if regular cleaning is undertaken it is when we move or decorate that we notice the dirt and grime that has built up each and every day .
Ask yourself some of the following questions when considering preparing to arrange the booking of a deep clean:
*How often do you clean your kitchen cupboards, both inside and shelving and not just the outside?
*How often do you move the washing machine, tumble dryer, or fridge and remove the dirt and grime to the side and underneath?
* How often would you clean and descale your kitchen /bathroom taps & shower head?
How often would you clean the base of your toilet and around the back?
How often would you deep clean lower and higher levels?
The list is simply endless….
The answer is that due to the pace of life these days, we simply do not have the time to complete these cleaning tasks.
By undertaking a deep end of tenancy clean through Nationwide Cleaning Services we can advise and guide you fully through the process, ensuring it is hassle free and whether you are looking from your perspective or that of the landlord or agent all parties understand what is expected or what has been achieved previously should ensure everyone knows what their commitments to each other are.
The way that you inspected the property on arrival, almost certainly so did the landlord and or agent and equally they will again when you vacate. In recent months given the high rental demand it’s not unusual for the landlord to instruct that a property be professionally cleaned and repairs rectified at the expense of the tenant. Failure to adhere to this instruction not only will mean the loss of your deposit bond but if this is not sufficient then Court proceedings are often undertaken to pursue any difference in ensuring the property is returned to its maintained clean original condition. Most landlords will have undertaken an inventory audit or a contractual rental agreement to establish the true condition of the property, often supported by photographs of any marks or areas that despite deep cleaning cannot be removed, and as such its condition is agreed by both parties.
Should you wish to talk to one of our agents regarding a situation or guidance for a forthcoming cleaning requirement, please do not hesitate to contact your local office or by calling our national helpline number on 0800 496 5064 (Local call charges apply)