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Your end of tenancy clean up checklist

February 3, 2017 12:06 pm

As a landlord who rents out properties, you want to do everything possible to maximise your investment by attracting good tenants, and that includes carrying out a thorough end of tenancy clean when the existing occupants move on. If you plan to do the end of tenancy clean yourself, it can be useful to work off a checklist like the one below.


  • Make sure all surfaces are washed, dried and polished
  • Clean all cupboards inside and out
  • Clean sink and taps and remove any limescale
  • Clean wall tiles
  • Make sure oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave are cleaned inside and out
  • Get all appliances sparkling
  • Empty bins
  • Clean interior windows
  • Wash and polish the floor, wipe down walls and brush away any cobwebs.

Bathroom and toilet

  • Clean mirrors, taps, the hand basin and fittings until sparkling
  • Thoroughly clean the toilet, including the lid and surrounds, and replace toilet brush if supplied
  • Clean bath and shower areas, wiping down tiles, descaling where necessary, and polishing
  • Descale, clean and polish bidet
  • Clean any visible pipes and radiators
  • Clean all skirting boards, picture rails, and wipe down doors, including handles and hinges
  • Empty and clean the bins
  • Clean interior windows and remove any cobwebs.

Lounge, bedrooms and hallways

  • Vacuum all carpeted areas, including edges
  • Shampoo carpets, removing all stains if possible
  • Wash and polish hardwood or laminate flooring
  • Clean and polish all skirting boards, picture rails and doors, including handles and hinges
  • Clean wall surfaces using appropriate materials
  • Remove all cobwebs
  • Clean interior windows
  • Wipe clean all sockets and light fittings.

If you tick off each item as you go you’ll end up with a fresh and clean property that will look appealing to prospective tenants. Of course, you could save yourself a lot of time – and elbow grease – by getting the professionals in to do the job! Here at Scrubbles, we carry out end of tenancy cleans throughout the Bristol area. Give us a call to hear what we can do for you.