The Importance Of End Of Tenancy Cleaning20Mar 2014
Cleaning the home you are about to vacate is probably not going to be on the ‘to do’ list right now but it really should be and here’s why, Although you may have plenty more things to be doing right now, such as trying to set up a new home, getting on with the removals and the changes of addresses etc it’s important that you do not forget to do the end of tenancy clean as it may result in a loss of your deposit, if you do. Different tenants, different rules:Ok, all situations are different and not all tenants have the same tenancy agreements. Let’s focus on the two main categories. Councils/Housing associationFor instance councils and housing associations may be more lenient with the rules, an initial deposit is not normally paid and therefore you do not have to worry about getting it back however if the accommodation is left in a particular bad state, there could be a penalty charge issued to the tenant. Private rentals/LandlordsMost landlords who are renting out their own properties to tenants do take a deposit which is usually a month’s rent in advance. Depending on the area and how big the property is this could be anything from £450 right up into the thousands.The deposit is usually to cover landlord of any expenses that should occur by fault of the tenant at the end of the tenancy agreement. For instance, if a tenant moves out of private rental accommodation and has left it in a state of repair due to extensive damage or poor cleanliness, the landlord has the right to deduct the cost of the repair or the cost of the clean-up from the tenant’s initial deposit. This could be a proportion of the cost or even the whole amount, depending on how bad things are left. How to avoid costly mistakes?Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are at a loss at the end of a tenancy because for most people this ‘money back’ is quite a necessity right now, it could help towards the cost of moving and or even paying towards the cost of a new deposit on a property elsewhere. One of the major reasons people lose out on their deposits is because they fail to clean the rented accommodation before they leave. Of course sometimes it’s difficult to find time to it, especially at an already stressful time in your life but there are things that you can do to help. Hire a professional cleaning agency; Cleaning companies can complete the job of house deep cleans in less than a day, they will not cost you the earth and the service they provide is tip notch for the price you pay. By doing this you are more likely going to get your deposit back and it will save you heaps of time and stress too. Cleaning agencies will tackle every situation from dirty carpets to neglected ovens and with their reliable and effective equipment and detergents along with their expertise knowledge you can leave your old rented accommodation pretty much as good as new. This will certainly impress any landlord. 50/50 If financially you are not able to afford the services of domestic cleaners right now why not tackle the easy jobs beforehand and then enlist the help of the professionals to finish off the job, this is particular great for those who have rented the furniture and furnishings at the property because you can do the general cleaning yourself and then hire in the upholstery cleaners at a lesser cost to clean the sofas and carpets, curtains etc. It’s a win, win situation!