One of the main reasons why tenants lose some of their deposit at the end of the tenancy is because they don’t leave a property clean enough. Getting your end of tenancy cleaning right is crucial to getting all of your deposit back.

Basically, the property should be as clean when you move out as when you moved in. Limescale round taps, mould on grout, grubby fingerprints on glass doors can’t be classed as ‘wear and tear’.

If you can’t remember if the property had been professionally cleaned when you moved in, check your inventory and your tenancy agreement. The inventory should tell you whether the property was cleaned to a ‘good domestic’, ‘domestic’ or ‘professional standard’ and the tenancy agreement should state whether you’re required to leave it cleaned to a domestic or professional standard.

End of tenancy cleaning tips

End of tenancy cleaning tips

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