Moving out of a property is very stressful and time-consuming. Most of us find it hard packing for holiday, now imagine packing the whole house! But that’s nothing compared to the stress of leaving the place just as you found it when you first moved in. Most landlords would expect professional end of tenancy cleaning or you may lose your deposit. If your contract states it, you have no other choice but to book this service. However, don’t just go for any end of tenancy cleaning provider. Make sure you avoid these common mistakes people make when choosing an end of tenancy service.
Not checking what the service includes
Many people get excited when they see a very low price for end of tenancy cleaning. Naturally, you don’t want to spend a lot to clean a place you won’t be living in. However, that’s often a big mistake. Low price may mean that it won’t cover everything you need. Also, if your landlord or agent requires professional carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning, you must make sure you add it to your booking.
Not researching the company properly
There are hundreds of thousands cleaning providers in the UK. Not all of them are legitimate companies or experienced professional cleaners. When choosing an end of tenancy cleaning service, always make sure you are booking from a reputable and reliable cleaning company. Avoid self-employed or freelance cleaners, because this is a really hard job and requires a team of experienced and trained professionals.
Not checking the availability
When booking an end of tenancy cleaning you must take into account the date and time all of your belongings will be out of the property. Also, you need to keep in mind when will your agent or landlord perform a check out. Use these times as a guide and make sure the cleaning provider you want to book is flexible enough and can clean the property in the given window.
Not requiring to see a checklist
You have to make sure that the end of tenancy cleaning meets the expectations of the landlord. This is why you should require a checklist of all the areas that have been cleaned.
Not asking for a guarantee
Good end of tenancy cleaning providers give a certain guarantee for their job. Some agree to return to the property and re-clean if faults have been found. Usually, the guarantee has a time limit, so you need to make sure you raise a complaint within the given deadline if need be.
Choosing an end of tenancy cleaning provider without an insurance
Cleaning companies are obliged to have a variety of business insurances. You want to choose an insured service because accidents do happen and even if the property is unfurnished, damage can still occur. In that case, you wouldn’t want to pay the landlord for it with your deposit money. The cleaning company’s insurance will cover that.