Many disputes over the tenancy deposit arise from the issue of end of tenancy cleaning. The landlord will naturally want his house in the best condition while all you want is to get out and move into your house with your deposit in your pocket. The landlord will usually rely on the moving in inventory report to check how well the cleaning has been done. The best way to avoid a dispute then is to ensure the cleaning is done in through manner. What areas should look into for an undisputed End of Tenancy Cleaning London?
All clutter should be cleared from the cabinets and shelves. A dry cloth should be used to clear dust on the shelves and in the cabinets. If the cabinets are movable, shift them so that you can wipe the wall behind and wash the floor better.
The refrigerator and dishwasher should be washed using warm soapy water to remove any grease marks. The racks of the fridge should be pulled out, washed and dried before being returned.
The oven should get a thorough scrubbing to get rid of grime, grease and burnt food deposits. Mild bleach should be used to remove lingering odours and ensure that the bacteria and moulds don’t grow back.
Work on the hob should also see burners, racks, baking trays, handles and switches cleaned and degreased as needed.
All visible surfaces should be clean of any stains. This means scrubbing and wiping the toilet, mirrors, sinks, bath and any counters. Metallic surfaces like the shower, faucets and drain gates should be free of lime build-up, soap scum, mould, and corrosion stains. The showerhead, plug holes and drains should be clear to allow smooth water flow.
All personal clutter should be removed from the cabinets, shelves, coffee table, TV cabinet, and cupboards. Hard furniture surfaces should be wiped and polished. If there are furniture items with upholstery, it should be carefully vacuumed and steam cleaned if necessary.
Any scuff marks and stains on the walls should be cleared. They can be painted over if few, otherwise consider a wall paint job. If you don’t do it, the landlord will and hand you a larger bill.
Hallways and stairs
These are highly visible areas so any unsightly stains should be removed. Strong bleach can be used on tiles while wooden surfaces can be stained again to cover scuff marks and dents. If there are any carpets and rugs, vacuuming should be done. Steam cleaning should be done to remove stubborn dirt, fibres and hairs.