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Who is Responsible for End of Tenancy Cleaning?

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
Who is responsible for end of tenancy cleaning?

If you are soon to move out of a rental property “Who is responsible for end of tenancy cleaning?”is often a thought that will cross your mind. It’s important to check your tenancy agreement to see where you stand in terms of end-of-tenancy cleaning. More often than not, it is the responsibility of the tenant to ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned before handing the keys back. 

What is an End of Tenancy Clean?

An end-of-tenancy cleaning service goes a lot further than simple spring cleaning. The goal of end-of-tenancy cleaning is to ensure that the property is in suitable condition for another tenant to move into straight away. It includes a lot of thorough cleaning work including washing, degreasing, and polishing of kitchen tiles, washing and cleaning floors, cleaning inside and outside of cupboards and drawers, descaling, cleaning and polishing bathroom furniture, wiping down all painted woodwork, and vacuuming, dusting, and polishing the entire property. Additional services such as professional carpet cleaning and anti-viral cleaning to ensure that the property is COVID-19 free can be added.

What are the Benefits of End of Tenancy Cleaning:

An end of tenancy cleaning service has numerous benefits for both the tenant and the landlord. Tenants who invest in an EOT clean before handing the keys back to the landlord are more likely to recover all or most of their security deposit and have a good relationship with the landlord in the future. For landlords, a professionally cleaned property means that there is typically little work to do before getting new tenants in the property, provided that everything else is in good condition and all safety checks are passed.

Who is Responsible for End of Tenancy Cleaning? The Landlord or Tenant?

Who is responsible for end of tenancy cleaning? Generally, this will depend on your tenancy agreement and the terms set out by your landlord or rental agency. If you are unsure where the responsibility for the end of tenancy cleaning lies, it is worth speaking to your landlord for clarification. Typically, tenants are responsible for ensuring that the property is restored to its previous clean condition however it is also common for landlords to commission a professional clean before new tenants move in to the property.

Can I Add On Antiviral Cleaning Services to My Regular End of Tenancy Clean?

Yes! If you want to ensure that your rental property is COVID-19 free before handing it back to the landlord or have had COVID19 while living in the property, an antiviral cleaning service can be added to your general EOT cleaning. This service involves using a fogger that disperses particles of an approved detergent throughout the property to ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly covered and disinfected, even in hard-to-reach areas. The cleaning products that we use get to work immediately when it comes to killing COVID-19 and other harmful viruses, bacteria, and microorganisms leaving the property safe and risk-free.

How Much Does an Antiviral Clean Cost?

How much does an antiviral clean cost on top of your end of tenancy cleaning? At Simply Easy Cleaning, we offer an additional antiviral cleaning service for end of tenancy clients at a flat fee of just £120 regardless of the size of the property.

You can also book an antiviral cleaning service on its own with prices starting at £140. This service is especially useful for landlords where the tenant has left the property in clean condition but you want additional peace of mind that it is completely COVID19-free before letting to a new tenant.

It is usually the responsibility of the tenant to ensure that the property is handed back to the landlord in a clean condition. Our end of tenancy cleaning service leaves no stone unturned to ensure that you’re handing back the keys to a completely clean home.

We hope this article has helped you determine who is responsible for end of tenancy cleaning.

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