As a landlord I have to deal with a lot of things when tenants leave. Some common problems include; broken appliances, appliances that don’t work, missing furniture, damaged walls, carpets that need replacing, etc. These are all very annoying and expensive to fix. If the tenant leaves without making any sort of arrangement, I can usually expect to receive a bill from them for the cost of fixing everything, plus another bill for the deposit back. This is where the end-of-tenancy clean comes in.
When the tenant leaves, I want to ensure that everything is in order before they move out. By doing a thorough end-of-tenancy clean, I can save myself a lot of time and money. Here’s how the process goes…
STEP 1: Determine What Needs to be Done
The first thing that needs to be done is determining what needs to be done. Some people are surprised at the amount of work involved in the cleaning process. However, a well-executed end of tenancy cleaning Southampton will go a long way. For example, if you don’t have a dust mop, you can rent one from a local store.
STEP 2: Get Organized
After determining what needs to be done, the next step is to organize everything. I use plastic storage boxes to keep everything organized and I always start by putting the items that need to be fixed in the front.
STEP 3: Start Fixing Everything
When everything is in order, it’s time to start fixing everything. One of the most important things to remember is that the items that don’t need to be fixed need to be put away. If the fridge doesn’t have a working ice maker, for example, the ice should be taken out of the fridge and put away.
STEP 4: Clean Everything
Once everything is clean, it’s time to clean everything. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt and grime gets hidden in the corners and behind furniture. Don’t forget to clean the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and any other rooms that you use.
STEP 5: Pack Up and Move Out
When everything is clean and ready to go, it’s time to pack everything up and move it out. While you are moving out, you should also take care of any outstanding payments that are due. It’s a good idea to have someone else help you move out so that you don’t have to spend time trying to pack up your stuff while you are busy dealing with the tenants.
Now that you’ve finished the process, you should be able to avoid a lot of stress and unnecessary expenses. You can even make a little bit of money on the side if you sell some of the extra items you didn’t use in the process.
In conclusion, you can get started by calling the company’s cleaning service provider to schedule a cleaning appointment. Don’t assume that your property is too big to clean properly. You can often make some savings by doing it yourself, especially if you have a large house with many rooms and floors. You might even consider hiring a professional cleaner to do the job for you. However, you need to be careful to select the right person or cleaning agency, so that your home is thoroughly cleaned and that the price of the job is reasonable.
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