Landlords and Tenants Get the Ultimate Cleaning Checklist for your Property
07 July 2017 2765 Views
Having a cleaning checklist to ensure your property is in a good condition is essential for both landlords and tenants. Award-winning Landlord Insurance provider Just Landlords has compiled one that you can use…
When a tenant moves out of their rental property, they are required to leave it in the same condition that they moved into it in. This means that it must be cleaned to a professional standard. Using a helpful cleaning checklist when completing the end of tenancy clean will ensure that the property is in a good enough condition to be re-let straightaway. It will also go towards helping a tenant get their full deposit back upon check-out.
So how can landlords make use of this ultimate cleaning checklist?
When landlords (or their letting agents) undertake the check-out process and subsequent report, they must make sure that the tenant has complied with their obligations to clean the property to a professional standard before moving out.
As they go around the property, landlords/agents can use this handy document to check that all areas and items have been sufficiently cleaned.
The Just Landlords cleaning checklist has been comprehensively divided into sections so that it can be used for each room and furnishing/appliance category, as well as making sure no one misses the smaller details or outside areas.
Tenants, before you move out of your rental home, go through each area of the property and make sure that you tick off everything on this list. If you do this, you are more likely to get your full deposit back (considering that you haven’t breached any other requirements of your tenancy agreement).
Landlords/agents, once the tenant has moved out and you go around to inspect the property, you should check each room and item to make sure that the tenant has ticked off everything on the list. This way, you’ll be able to easily identify what they have failed to complete and therefore what still needs to be done before new tenants move in.
Remember, it’s essential that you have a thorough inventory compiled before a tenant moves in that you can compare the property against when they move out. You should also use this report to examine the condition of the property against when you conduct regular periodic inspections throughout the tenancy.
This ultimate cleaning checklist can be used by everyone involved in the lettings industry to keep rental properties in a good condition – happy dusting!
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