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What is End-of-Tenancy Cleaning?

10 Feb 2023

When the time comes to leave your rented property, there are an overwhelming number of things to remember. Aside from needing to find a new place to live, and packing all your belongings ready for moving day, one of the most overlooked tasks is end-of-tenancy cleaning – something that almost all landlords stipulate in their rental agreements. If you’ve been taken by surprise by your obligations to clean your home, or are simply looking for some simple advice on end-of-tenancy-cleaning services, we’ve put together this short guide to explain the process.

End-of-Tenancy Cleaning – What Do I Have to Do?

Of all the possible issues for disputes that can arise between a landlord or letting agent and a tenant when vacating a rented home, cleanliness of the property is the most common according to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. End-of-tenancy cleaning is generally accepted to mean returning the property to the same level of cleanliness as when your tenancy began.

It can be hard to remember just how clean your property was when you moved in, especially if you have lived there for some time. New residents are often advised to take photographs of the property when they first move in, to record its overall state, but these rarely capture enough detail to show the state of its cleanliness.

There may be a disagreement between you and your landlord when it comes to how clean the property was on day one of your tenancy. Being able to prove you’ve had a professional end-of-tenancy clean by a reputable company such as Mopheads is an easy and affordable step to take to ensure your moving our process is as hassle-free as possible.

Why Is End-of-Tenancy Cleaning Required?

From the tenant’s point of view, the main reason for an end-of tenancy deep clean is to get back all of your security deposit. This is clearly advantageous as moving home can be costly, and you will want the money back to help with moving expenses.

Landlords can hold back some of this security deposit if they feel the property is not as clean as it was when you moved in. A great reason to entrust your end-of-tenancy cleaning to a company like Mopheads, rather than doing it yourself, is because your landlord shouldn’t charge you for a professional clean if you can produce a receipt to show you’ve already had one completed. You may need references from your landlord too, so the avoidance of a dispute is worth considering.

It’s also worth noting that an allowance is made for ‘fair wear and tear’ on your property over the time you have lived there. You are generally not expected to replace things like worn carpets, faded curtains and minor scuffs, because they have occurred during the everyday use of the tenancy. It’s the level of cleanliness that will matter most, not the condition.

Easy End-of-Tenancy Cleaning

Many people keep their living space clean as a matter of course, and we’ve previously talked about the benefits of maintaining a clean home. With all the stresses and requirements of a house move, using a professional end-of-tenancy cleaning company can save you time, effort, and worry. With experience in end-of-tenancy cleaning, Mopheads can lighten your load, and we are the happiest, friendliest and best choice for affordable end-of-tenancy cleaning in Birmingham and the neighbouring areas.

Send In the Mopheads!

With almost 30 years of professional experience, Mopheads are ideally placed for the best end-of-tenancy cleaning in Birmingham, Solihull and the surrounding areas. We take cleaning seriously, but always with a smile on our faces, and a dose of good clean fun. Whatever your needs, we’d love to hear from you.

Give our friendly team a call on 0121 605 2322, email hello@mopheads.co.uk or use our online contact form to get in touch. We’d love to bring our exacting standards, renowned down-to-earth approach and stress-free end-of-tenancy cleaning services to your home.

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