Tenancy agreements usually have the clause ‘’end of tenancy cleaning’’. This is done in order for the property to be returned to the landlord in the state it was initially rented. Some landlords settle for end of tenancy cleaning done by their tenants whilst others are much stricter and expect professional cleaning agencies to do it. If you have a landlord that want a certificate issued from an end of tenancy cleaning agency proving the level of cleanliness of the property, then you have probably already started researching different agencies and checking their prices.
It is not easy to say how much end of tenancy cleaning can cost you.
It depends on number of factors one of which and probably the leading factor is the property size. You can find prices ranging from 80 GBP for studio flats, without including the carpet cleaning in that, to prices as high as 300 pounds for 4 bedroom properties including the carpet cleaning.
Although most cleaning agencies will offer you set prices, there are factors that can boost the price up. Standard end of tenancy cleaning includes the cleaning of every area of your property without cleaning the carpet. However, every additional request you may have will most likely cost you extra. For example: carpet cleaning, deep oven cleaning, the use of special cleaning products that are not included in the standard range the cleaners normally use, etc. Carpet cleaning is not always required by landlords, so it is advisable to read your tenancy agreement carefully. This way you are not going to end up paying for a service you don’t need. It is wise to get a bespoke quote that would include all of your wishes whilst trying to fit your budget.
The success of your end of tenancy cleaning would probably dictate whether or not you will get your deposit back. If the landlord is not happy with the state of the cleaning, they will most likely knock off some money from your deposit. In order to avoid this, you should be guided by the positive reviews left by customers rather than the price. Cheap services are not always better. Choose a company, which will provide you with a guarantee and which will issue you a certificate for cleanliness.
So, before you go ahead and book a cleaning appointment at the end of your tenancy agreement, you will need to check out the cleaning company you have chosen.
Has it been in business long and does it have excellent reviews by customers? Is it insured and does it offer customer satisfaction guarantee? Does it issue certificates for cleanliness? Does it use ecofriendly cleaning products thus reducing allergies? All these are contributing factors to the service you will get. Don’t settle for second best! It is better to spend some time researching and comparing rather than being sorry afterwards. Your reputation as a tenant is very important because you will need a positive recommendation from your landlord for your next property.