At the end of your tenancy you will be expected to leave the property in the best condition possible. If you do not do so, not only will you not be leaving a good impression (and therefore become less likely to get a good landlord reference), but there is also a good chance that you will need to pay for professional cleaning through your landlord…and this is going to be a whole lot more expensive than getting it yourself.
End of Tenancy, leave a good impression
I never suggest carrying out the cleaning yourself if you are reaching the end of your tenancy. Many people actually fail to realize just how much work it is. In order to leave a good impression and to secure that ever-important landlord reference it is not just a case of whipping out that vacuum cleaner and lightly sponging the walls down with a wet towel. There is so much more to it. You need to leave the place absolutely spotless. If there is just a single mark on the walls then you will most likely end up being charged for it…and that is obviously not something that you want to happen, right?
End of Tenancy, professional cleaning
I always suggest working with a professional cleaning company who has a wealth of experience in this sort of thing. You want a cleaning company in your local area which specialises in end of tenancy cleaning. At the end of the day this is going to ensure that they will end up doing a far better job and reduce the chances that you will need to shell out for the landlord to get their own professional cleaner in. If you get a professional cleaner and the landlord still claims that the job is not done well enough…you can take it up with the cleaner.
The job of the cleaner will most likely involve steam cleaning the carpets. This is going to be much more effective than a simple vacuum as it will ensure that all of that dirt and grime is lifted gently up from the carpet and thus ensure that it looks almost spotless. If you have never had your carpets steam cleaned before then trust me; you are in for quite a surprise here. Steam cleaning is without a doubt one of the best things you can do for them. They will give your carpets a colour that you have never noticed in them before. They become almost like they are new.
The professional cleaner will then move on to clearing up the other parts of your rental. This means ensuring that there is not a mark left on the walls, ensuring that the shower and bathrooms are completely clean, and just about everything is as close to being new as possible. The better the cleaner you hire, the more chance you have of the landlord providing you with a fantastic reference at the end of the day. It is therefore in your best interests to track down the right cleaner for the job.Read More