What Is End Of Lease Cleaning?

Thursday 15th June 2023

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A deep, thorough clean is essential at the end of your lease to get back as much of your deposit back as possible, and ensure it is clean and tidy for the new tenant. It is recommended you bring in professional cleaners to make sure the property is cleaned from top to bottom.

Here at ICE Cleaning, we offer our end of lease cleaning services nationwide. Our technicians have the specialist equipment and products to restore domestic and commercial properties to their original condition, no matter the size, use, or age of the building.  

Continue reading to find out what is required for an end of lease clean and why you should have professional cleaners do it for you.  

What does end of lease cleaning include?

This is a deep clean of an entire property including the furniture, floors, walls, appliances, and ceilings. The specific tasks carried out will depend on what the property was used for.

For commercial properties, every area will need to be cleaned including the office, washroom, and kitchen. The tasks that are required will vary greatly – warehouses, for example, require different cleaning services to an office – but it usually consists of:

  • Disposing of rubbish and unwanted fittings
  • Removing stains from and deep cleaning carpets
  • Cleaning floors
  • Dusting skirting boards, doors, and other surfaces
  • Cleaning and disinfecting toilets, urinals, sinks, and showers
  • Cleaning the kitchen extraction duct
  • High-level cleaning
  • Cleaning external cladding and windows

The tasks required for cleaning domestic properties at the end of a lease varies far less. Some of the chores you may be expected to do include:

  • Cleaning floors
  • Dusting surfaces and light fittings, and removing cobwebs
  • Cleaning underneath ornaments and furniture
  • Cleaning windows
  • Deep cleaning and disinfecting the bathroom including getting rid of water stains and removing limescale
  • Clearing out and cleaning the kitchen including the cupboards, drawers, and appliances
  • Cleaning furniture and dusting shelves in the living spaces

You can find out more about what end of tenancy for residential properties usually includes in this blog.

Is professional cleaning needed at the end of a lease?

It is now illegal for landlords to require tenants to pay for professional cleaning at the end of a lease. However, if it is not cleaned to the standard set out in the lease agreement, they can keep some of the deposit to pay for it to be cleaned. You can find out more here.

Why you should bring in professionals for end of lease cleaning

Cleaning out commercial properties can be an extensive task depending on its size and how dirty it is. Professional cleaning companies can send multiple cleaners with specialist products and equipment that will quickly restore your property to how it was.

Without specialist equipment to clean difficult-to-reach areas, like high ceilings or beneath furniture, you might miss areas, too. Professionals can get into every nook and cranny, and even carry out tough cleaning tasks, like heavy stain removal or mould remediation, with their specialist expertise.

Moving properties can also be a very stressful time, whether you’re relocating your business or moving home. Professional cleaners will take care of this process for you so you don’t rush the end of lease cleaning and do a poor quality job.

You can be sure they will clean your property to a very high standard so you can avoid deposit disputes, as well. If the landlord does want to withhold the deposit, you can use the receipt as proof that it was cleaned to a professional standard.

How long does an end of lease clean take?

This will depend on the size of the property, whether it is a domestic or commercial property, how dirty it is, the cleaning tasks required, and whether you are doing it yourself.

Domestic properties usually take professional cleaners between a couple hours and an entire day to clean. Commercial properties, on the other hand, tend to vary much more in terms of size and the specialist cleaning services required so it depends on the building and your business.

Should you attempt to deep clean the property yourself with basic cleaning products and tools, it will probably take far longer.

Get in touch

Our technicians have experience deep cleaning commercial and domestic properties, and can quickly restore yours for the next tenants. We only use environmentally friendly products and methods, like steam cleaning, to ensure it is safe for the next tenants.

To book your free site survey and get a no obligation quote for our end of lease cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning services, call our team on 0208 066 0360 or send them an email at enquiries@icecleaning.co.uk.

You can find out more about getting your deposit back at the end of a tenancy or a lease here.

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