For many renters an end of lease clean can seem like a mammoth task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Ideally you will have taken the initiative to do regular cleaning throughout your tenancy so that the final job isn’t too daunting. But even if you feel you have a lot to clean up, these simple tips will help you get your rental sparkling again.
– Don’t leave it to the last minute
The worst thing you can do is leave all of your cleaning until the last possible moment. It’s better to take your time in the days and weeks leading up to your move to doing smaller and more manageable tasks, whether it’s tidying up the garden or cleaning out kitchen drawers.
– Look at your lease agreement
Find your original condition report and compare it to the current state of the property. If there is anything dirty or broken that hasn’t been mentioned in the report then it needs to be returned to how it was.
You’ll also want to check your lease to see if you agreed to any special conditions such as getting carpets or curtains steam cleaned before moving out.
– Make a checklist
There’s a lot to think about when moving but you can help clear your mind by creating a checklist that you can refer to. Write down a list of chores that you need to do for each room and knock these off one by one.
– Enlist help
If your budget allows then consider bringing in a professional cleaner. They can save you a lot of trouble and they may even provide you with a guarantee that your property will be spotless when you hand the keys over. Ask your property manager for recommendations.
– Record the property’s condition
Before you leave your rental for the last time it’s always worth making your own record of the property’s condition. Go through each room and take photos and double check that everything is as it should be.
If you have any questions about what is expected at the end of your lease then it is always best to get in touch with your property manager.