No time to clean your house after your tennancy?
When you move out your housing has to be as clean as when you moved in. Limescale round taps, switches and sockets along with mould on grout, fingerprints on windows and glass doors, are not considered ‘fair wear and tear’. This means you are bound to take care of everything.
The move in inventory should tell you whether the property was cleaned to a condition which was ‘good domestic‘, ‘domestic’ or ‘professional‘ prior to you moving in, and your tenancy agreement should say whether you must have it cleaned to a domestic or professional standard.
You want to clean everything yourself?
Bare in mind how long it takes to do the job right, not to mention all the gear you’ll need. Removing grease, mould and dirt might take a single person tens of hours to complete and proper carpet cleaning requires professional steam and vacuum cleaning. Everything has to be finished before your landlord and inventory clerk carry a final move-out inspection. Don’t attempt to do end of tenancy cleaning before you move belongings out. It would be far easier, regardless of who does the cleaning.
According to a wide survey from the 3 deposit protection schemes in England – “Deposit Protection Service”, “My Deposits” and the “Tenancy Deposit Scheme”, more than half of all tenant-landlord problems at the end of a tenancy are a direct result from poor housing condition.
This means the rental property does not meet cleanup requirements, which is followed by damage caused renters and renovation.
- 56% of landlord-tenant disputes are due to inadequate end of tenancy cleaning;
- 43% of tenancy disputes are a direct result of damage inflicted throughout the lease;
- 30% of tenant-landlord disputes are caused by controversy due to redecoration.
The cheapest way for renters to carry an after tenants clean is to obviously “do it yourself”, but it sure comes with a price of its own!
While that may not sound as difficult as it is, occupants must bare in mind that to move out is time and strength consuming, without any of the other chores involved in ending your lease. A key point for renters to bare in mind is the fact that an after tenancy cleanup WILL take you a huge chunk of TIME AND EFFORT.
In order to set a clear goal for a condition eligible for a full deposit refund – you should ask your estate agent, property (or lease) holder for a copy of the initial inventory report along with the checklist used when inspecting housing condition before you moved in.
The best solution!
Avoid the time, effort, blood, sweat and tears and just hire the a professional tenancy cleaning service!
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