Should You Do DIY End of Tenancy Cleaning?

You are moving out, but there is one thing left. That is end of tenancy cleaning. It is a standard feature in many tenancy agreements that a tenant does end of tenancy cleaning. Unsurprisingly, this is the number one cause of landlord-tenant disputes. Unfortunately, the tenant loses out in many cases because the landlord has a right to insist on a clean house.  Simply put, if you are looking forward to a refund of your tenancy deposit it is advisable to engage an end of tenancy cleaning London service to do a professional cleaning job.

More than general cleaning

You have to do a more thorough job in end of tenancy cleaning than what is normally done during general cleaning. While general cleaning usually involves large scale cleaning on a few spaces like the living room and the kitchen, end of tenancy cleaning involves top to bottom cleaning of the whole house.

End of tenancy cleaning involves chores that are not regularly done including scrubbing limescale from the bathroom sinks, removing stains from the floor and walls, and totally clearing kitchen equipment off grime and grease.

If you have a furnished apartment, the end of tenancy cleaning is a bit more involving. Upholstery is dusted and vacuumed. Hard furniture surfaces and flooring should also be polished.

Not a DIY job

While it is possible to do DIY cleaning, it is highly inadvisable. It is an involving job for one or two people. There is a high likelihood that it will not come off right. If you do it DIY, you will probably be relying on your mop and bucket, which are woefully inadequate for such a job. It is better handled by an end of tenancy cleaning London service with heavy duty cleaning equipment like hoovers, and industrial grade cleaning bleach to deal with stubborn stains.

A professional cleaning service can handle a standard apartment in a few hours. These are experienced professionals used to different types of cleaning. A cleaning service is more likely to do a professional cleaning job that will stand an inspection from the landlord.

Avoid disputes

The landlord will not hesitate to disputes a badly done job, and hold on to your tenancy deposit. He will ask for a repeat of the job, which will cost you more money. The alternative is leaving the landlord to use your tenancy deposit to pay for repeat cleaning. In the end, DIY cleaning is likely to cost you more than you intended to save.