Tenants are responsible for thorough cleaning at the end of their lease and returning the property in a comparable state to when they moved in. The landlord may be able to help you with this, but it is still up to you to ensure that there’s no damage or dirt when you leave the property. If there is damage or dirt, then you may have to pay for professional cleaning or replace damaged items yourself.
Professional cleaning is typical at the end of a tenancy
When tenants move out of a property, it is common for the landlord to ask them to clean the property. This might involve professional cleaning to ensure the tenants respect the outlined tenancy agreements. The tenant will be responsible for cleaning the property and returning it in good condition to the landlord.
If you want your property cleaned professionally, then you should check with your landlord first because this will be something that they want to be done anyway!
How a professional cleaning service helps tenants
If you’re a tenant, you’re responsible for thoroughly cleaning your rented property at the end of your lease, and I’m sure you like moving into a nice clean property when you’re renting.
If they have specific concerns about dirt or damage caused by pets and children, landlords can add a clause to their lease contract that requires the tenant to pay for professional cleaning services. However, most landlords will expect tenants to perform their own basic cleaning tasks—such as sweeping floors, scrubbing toilets and removing stains from carpets.
If you choose not to do it yourself or you are unable to do it yourself, there are some options available:
• Hire a professional cleaner
• Ask friends or family members if they could help out with cleaning duties.
Hiring an end of lease cleaner
Although tenants don’t have to provide a professional cleaning service upon leaving a property, in many cases it’s the sensible thing to do. It ensures the property is returned to the landlord in a reasonable condition, and in many cases, the costs can be split between the landlord and tenant.