How Much Does an “End of Tenancy” Clean Cost?

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Is your tenancy coming to an end and would you like to know how much it costs for a professional to come in and clean the premises so you can get your deposit back in full?

If, so, you’ve come to the right place.

In 2017 we contacted 8 different cleaning firms and asked them to provide us with a price for cleaning a 2-bed home at the end of a tenancy.

The results of our research can be found on this page.

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The Difference Between End of Tenancy Cleaning and “Normal” Cleaning

Normal cleaning includes wiping, dusting and hoovering the visible and accessible parts of a home.

End of tenancy cleaning goes much further and is also known as deep cleaning. The main difference is with the carpets which are usually cleaned, and the kitchen/bathrooms, where appliances, suites and white goods are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

While every cleaning company will have differing criteria for an end of tenancy clean, most will include the following:

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven inc Trays and Racks
  • Extractor Hood
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Sink
  • Flooring – cleaned
  • Walls – dusted

Living Room

  • Carpets – Hoovered and Cleaned
  • Wood Flooring – Hoovered and Cleaned
  • Walls, Skirts and Ceiling – Dusted
  • Internal Windows and Sills – Cleaned and Polished

Hallways

  • Carpets – Hoovered and Cleaned
  • Wood Flooring – Hoovered and Cleaned
  • Walls, Skirts and Ceiling – Dusted
  • Internal Windows and Sills – Cleaned and Polished

Bathroom and Toilets

  • Flooring – Hoovered and Cleaned
  • Walls, Skirts and Ceiling – Dusted
  • Internal Windows and Sills – Cleaned and Polished
  • Bath, Shower, Toilet and Sink Cleaned, Limescale Removed and Disinfected

Bedrooms

  • Built-In Wardrobes
  • Carpets – Hoovered and Cleaned
  • Walls, Skirts and Ceiling – Dusted
  • Internal Windows and Sills – Cleaned and Polished

General

  • Doors
  • Door Handles
  • Sockets
  • Switches

Optional Extras

Optional extras usually include; cleaning the exterior of window and sills, gutter unblocking and cleaned, patio and driveway cleaning, curtain and upholstery steam cleaning.

Carpet cleaning is sometimes advertised as a separate item but most tenants will need to have the carpets cleaned upon completion of the tenancy, hence why we included this in our price guide.

We’ve also included the cost of oven cleaning, although some of the cleaning firms we contacted only included this as an optional extra to their published price lists.

Average End of Tenancy Cleaning Cost

Here are the results of our research into end of tenancy cleaning prices being charged by companies and businesses in the UK:

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Postscript: If you’re a tenant or indeed, a landlord, check out our guide to end of tenancy cleaning where we explain tenant’s rights and landlord’s entitlements with regards to end of tenancy cleaning.

More:

The landlord can expect the property to be returned to them with the same level of cleanliness as when you first rented it. How this is achieved is up to the tenant. A receipt from a cleaning company can help prove the level of cleanliness in the event of a dispute.
An end of tenancy clean is similar to a deep clean, the inside of cupboards, doors and cabinets is cleaned. Usually, the carpets are cleaned as well as ovens and hobs. A regular clean just involves wiping surfaces, dusting and hoovering.
In most cases, an independent inventory clerk will describe the level of cleanliness in a written document. This, along any photos, videos and receipts from cleaning companies (if used) can help the tenant prove they have cleaned to the property to the same standard as when they found it.

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Author - Danny Woodley