End of Tenancy Cleaning

At Ultima, we offer a professional end of tenancy cleaning service that is perfect for both landlords and tenants.

Whether you’re a landlord looking to rent a property and don’t have time to clean up after the last tenants, or a tenant who wants a rental property cleaned so you don’t lose your deposit – we can help!

We have all of the specialist equipment and fully-trained cleaning staff to ensure that your property is left sparkling clean.

What is end of tenancy cleaning?

End of tenancy cleaning is the process of deep cleaning a rental property before a tenant moves out. In most cases, tenants are responsible for ensuring that the property maintains a good standard of cleanliness throughout the rental period.

Regular cleaning can be a challenge if you have a busy schedule and many people struggle to keep on top of general cleaning tasks.

End of tenancy cleaning ensures that the property is given a deep clean so that it is handed back to the landlord in the same condition as it was when you moved in.

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Why is end of tenancy cleaning important for tenants?

Your tenancy deposit will typically be the same amount as 4 or 5 weeks’ rent, which can be a significant amount. Recent data shows that the average London tenant needs to pay a deposit of £3,000.

Protect your tenancy deposit

Tenants risk losing their deposit if they don’t arrange effective end of tenancy cleaning. In fact, cleaning is the top reason for tenancy deposit dispute claims according to their Annual Review 2020 from The Dispute Service (TDS). Thankfully, this is easy to avoid!

Hiring professional end of tenancy cleaning services will ensure that you don’t lose part or all of your deposit because of cleanliness and hygiene issues. It will also remove some of the stress of moving and save you time and effort.

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Why is end of tenancy cleaning important for landlords?

Attract new tenants

Landlords may also arrange end of tenancy cleaning services to prepare a property for new tenants. A sparkling clean property will attract more prospective tenants and ensure that the property does not remain empty.

What does end of tenancy cleaning involve?

End of tenancy cleaning is a deep cleaning service that involves various cleaning tasks. Here are some of the things covered in professional end of tenancy cleaning:

  • Clean kitchen appliances e.g. fridge and oven
  • Vacuum carpets and upholstery
  • Remove marks and scuffs from walls
  • Clean interior and exterior windows
  • Remove grime, limescale and mould
  • Clean light fixtures and lampshades
  • Wash curtains to remove stains
  • Remove cobwebs and dust
  • Clean inside cupboards
  • Dust skirting boards

What is the difference between end of tenancy cleaning and domestic cleaning?

End of tenancy cleaning and domestic cleaning both involve cleaning properties, but they are two very different cleaning services.

Domestic cleaning

Domestic cleaning is a regular cleaning service that is usually carried out by one cleaner on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Examples of regular cleaning tasks include vacuuming and mopping floors, disinfecting surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms, and emptying rubbish bins.

You can find out more about our general cleaning services here.

End of tenancy cleaning

End of tenancy cleaning is more thorough than regular domestic cleaning and focuses on areas that are often missed during regular cleaning.

In most cases, end of tenancy cleaning is carried out by a team of cleaners and uses professional equipment like carpet cleaners and floor steamers.

Is professional end of tenancy cleaning required?

Landlords used to be allowed to put a clause in tenancy agreements forcing tenants to pay for end of tenancy cleaning.

However, this requirement was removed in June 2020 and tenants no longer have to pay for professional end of tenancy cleaning services.

Landlords do have the right to use a tenant’s deposit to pay for professional cleaning services if the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition e.g. more than general wear and tear. This is open to interpretation so it’s best to play it safe!

Can tenants take a DIY approach?

Tenants also have the option to do their own end of tenancy cleaning, although it’s a time-consuming job that requires quality cleaning products and equipment. This is why most tenants hire professional cleaners to carry out end of tenancy cleaning.

Ultima offers professional end of tenancy cleaning services

As a leading professional cleaning company, Ultima has over 20 years of experience providing end of tenancy cleaning in London and throughout the UK.

Our cleaning services are fully regulated and can be customised to suit your specific requirements.

Why Ultima

Our fully-trained cleaners can visit your property at short notice and carry out a full range of house cleaning services including carpet cleaning, oven cleaning, window cleaning, and deep cleaning in bathrooms and kitchens.

Our end of tenancy house cleaning service will leave your property spotless, ensuring that you get your tenancy deposit back in full.

Get in touch to arrange end of tenancy cleaning in London

You can have confidence knowing that our cleaners have the skills and expertise to ensure that end of tenancy cleaning is a hassle-free process and your property is left sparkling clean!

Get in touch with our professional cleaners if you would like to arrange end of tenancy cleaning in London or anywhere in the UK.

We are happy to answer any questions and can provide you with a competitive quote once we have discussed your requirements.

FAQs

How much does end of tenancy cleaning in London cost?

The cost of end of tenancy cleaning varies depending on several factors such as the size of your property, the condition of the property, and your location. There will usually be an extra cost if you opt for additional services such as professional carpet cleaning.

Get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your requirements and get a competitive quote for end of tenancy cleaning in your local area.

What is included in professional end of tenancy cleaning?

A professional end of tenancy cleaning service will give your property a deep clean from top to bottom, leaving it clean and clutter-free. This service will include cleaning the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and any other areas of your home.

Get in touch for a full list of what is included in our end of tenancy cleaning service.

How long does end of tenancy cleaning take?

The amount of time that it takes to complete end of tenancy cleaning will depend on the size and condition of your property. A three-bedroom house will take longer to clean than a one-bedroom flat.

End of tenancy can usually be completed in one day. We can provide a more accurate time estimate once we have a better understanding of your property and cleaning requirements.

Can I have carpets cleaned during an end of tenancy clean?

Thorough vacuuming and wiping down is sufficient to clean the carpets in most properties. However, you can opt for additional services such as professional carpet and upholstery cleaning when you book end of tenancy cleaning.

Will you clean my oven during end of tenancy cleaning?

Yes! We know that cleaning the oven is one of the most difficult jobs when you move out of a rental property.

Our professional cleaners will use professional-grade cleaning products to remove tough grease and stains – leaving your oven sparkling clean!

Is the landlord or tenant responsible for end of tenancy cleaning?

The tenant is responsible for ensuring that the property is left clean at the end of their rental agreement.

Landlords can no longer force tenants to pay for professional cleaning services, but they can use part or all of their deposit to cover cleaning costs if the property is not left in a satisfactory condition

Can I do end of tenancy cleaning by myself?

It is possible to do end of tenancy cleaning by yourself, but it’s a big job that requires specialist cleaning products and equipment. Moving house is stressful enough, which is why most tenants leave this job to the experts!

Our cleaners have many years of experience carrying out end of tenancy cleaning in London and the surrounding areas. They will ensure that your property is left spotless and that you get your deposit back in full.

How clean is clean enough?

The expected level of cleanliness at the end of a tenancy is open to interpretation. This means one landlord may think a property is cleaned to a satisfactory level while another may think the same property needs additional cleaning services. This is one of the reasons why there are so many deposit disputes around cleanliness.

We recommend playing it safe when you move out of a rental property! Arranging professional end of tenancy cleaning will ensure that your property is cleaned to the highest standard and help you avoid stressful deposit disputes.

Do I need to provide cleaning supplies?

Of course not! Our team will bring all of the cleaning equipment and products they need when they arrive at your property. We use professional-grade cleaning chemicals and sanitation equipment from leading brands. The cost of all cleaning supplies is included in the end of tenancy cleaning quote.

What information do I need to provide when arranging end of tenancy cleaning?

  • The number of bedrooms in your property
  • The number of kitchens, bathrooms and ensuites
  • Whether your property is furnished
  • How many floors your property has
  • Whether you have curtains, blinds or shutters that need to be cleaned
  • Whether the property has carpet or another flooring type

How can I find end of tenancy cleaning near me?

Ultima offers end of tenancy cleaning services in London and throughout the UK. We are likely to have cleaning operatives in your local area, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

When should I arrange end of tenancy cleaning?

It’s a good idea to get in touch as early as possible to ensure that our cleaners are available on the date you need them. Contact our team to arrange professional tenancy cleaning services as soon as you give notice to end your tenancy or have a moving date.

Do I need to be present when end of tenancy cleaning takes place?

You don’t need to be present when we carry out end of tenancy cleaning, although we will need you to give us access to the property. Feel free to go out and enjoy yourself while we handle your end of tenancy cleaning.

How many cleaners will attend my property?

The number of cleaners that we send to your property will depend on the number of rooms and the complexity of the job. We will be able to provide you with more information on this once we have discussed your requirements in more detail.

Do I need to do anything before the cleaners arrive?

The only thing we need you to do is to ensure that our cleaners have access to your property. You may want to remove any furniture that is blocking areas or if you are going to take it with you when you leave. This will ensure that we can clean your property to the highest standard and don’t miss hard-to-reach areas.

What other professional cleaning services do we offer?

We offer a wide range of professional cleaning services including general cleaning, deep cleaning, and specialist sanitation services including trauma cleaning and biohazardous waste removal.

You can find the full list of our services on our website or get in touch if you have any questions.