End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

Date Posted:

February 29, 2024

End-of-tenancy cleaning is an important part of moving out to ensure your place is in top-notch condition to receive its new tenants. But moving can be chaotic, and it can be difficult to focus on cleaning when you have so much to do.

However, you can make this process much smoother by dividing the tasks into a detailed checklist. In this blog, we have done just that and have provided you with a handy end-of-tenancy checklist to give your rented place a thorough cleaning that’ll leave it looking spotless.

Essential End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

⇒ General


Start the cleaning by decluttering your space. You can give away your old items to charity or organise a garage sale to clear out the unwanted items. It’ll help make the space look more spacious and increase the chances of getting your deposits back.

Moreover, remember to clear out the garbage before you leave, as leftover trash can create a musty odour, which affects your property’s resale value. So check all the trash cans and dispose of them without fail.

Minor Repairs

Your rented space suffers more damage than you realise. So before moving out, assess your home for damage. It can include nail holes, scuff marks and chipped paint. You need to fill the holes, repair the damage and re-paint the property if necessary.

⇒ Bedrooms

After the general cleaning, your bedrooms are next on the list. So start cleaning from the top and make your way to the bottom.

  • Remove any cobwebs and dirt from the ceiling and dust all the high surfaces you can reach, including wardrobes and cupboards.
  • Then, wipe all the accumulated dirt from doors and any picture frames inside the room. Similarly, remove dust from curtains and blinds by vacuuming them thoroughly.
  • Next, dust off and polish all the mirrors, light fixtures and lampshades inside the room to make them look brighter. Lastly, sweep and vacuum your hardwood or laminate floors to restore their pristine appearance.

⇒ Bathrooms

Bathrooms are another area of your home you need to clean thoroughly before moving out so new owners don’t have room for complaints. Pay more attention to sinks, bathtubs, fixtures and toilets, as they tend to get dirtier than other bathroom areas.

  • Clean the sink and fixtures and remove hard water stains from them.
  • Then, scrub the shop dispensers and wipe off the towel rail.
  • Move towards the toilet bowl and clean it properly along with the bidet.
  • Don’t forget to clean the area behind the toilet, as it can get dirty.
  • Next, wipe stains and marks from the shower screen and scrub the drains.
  • Wipe all the glass surfaces in the bathroom.
  • Clean the shower head and bathtub.
  • Mop bathroom tiles and clean the grout with an old toothbrush. Also, clean the shower tiles.

⇒ Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any house and is prone to bacteria and germ infestation.

  • Clean and polish all the countertops and other work areas.
  • Wipe and clean cabinets and cupboards.
  • Then, remove any leftover stains from gas rings and limescale.
  • Degrease the wall tile and grout.
  • Clean the area under the refrigerator and oven.
  • Degrease the oven.
  • Sanitise all the dustbins.
  • Clean the surfaces of all appliances.
  • Polish knobs and door handles.
  • Finally, vacuum the floor and mop it thoroughly to remove the accumulated dirt, dust and grime.

⇒ Furniture

You must clean your furniture thoroughly to protect it from the eagled-eyed letting agent who can zero in on any amount of dirt.

  • Start by wiping and polishing tables and other surfaces.
  • Remove all the fingerprints and face marks.
  • Take the cushions out and vacuum them thoroughly.
  • Then, vacuum the couches without the cushions.
  • Put the cushions back and vacuum again.
  • Lastly, polish all the wooden furniture to give them a fresh look.

⇒ Carpets

If you have carpets, you need to deep-clean them, as carpets get dirty quickly by accumulating dirt and dust. It also traps odours from stains and everyday activities, making it smell funky.

  • Vacuum the carpet from end to end to remove all the gathered dirt, dust and grime.
  • Spot-clean the stains using an appropriate cleaning solution.
  • Steam clean to remove allergens and bacteria. But you can also hire professionals if you are worried about damage to your carpet, as hiring the pros to clean your carpet is a better option than renting machines.

⇒ Windows

Sparkling clean windows and glass surfaces can have a whole new impact on the rented property. So they are a must clean before moving out of the rental property, as they can change the entire vibe of the place and make it feel cleaner and better.

  • Remove streaks and fingerprints from the surface.
  • Wipe down the cleaner.
  • Dust the window sills and wipe down the frame.
  • Clean the frames and dust off curtains and blinds.

⇒ Appliances

Lastly, clean your kitchen, especially the appliances in it. Appliances like ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers can get dirty and grimier with time and look very bad by the time you need to move out. So you’ll have to put in effort to clean the appliances. Clear out the fridge and clean all the other appliances to make them look as good as new.

If you are overwhelmed by this end of tenancy cleaning checklist, you don’t need to be. You can easily complete the tasks by yourself if you’ve enough time. If not, you can simply hire our experts for the job.

At London Carpet Cleaning LTD, we excel in providing fast and efficient end of tenancy cleaning services. Our trained professionals ensure your rental property looks new before you move out and you get all your deposits back. Book our services today!