Are you gearing up for the end of your lease? Whether moving out of your beloved apartment or bidding farewell to your rented house, end-of-tenancy cleaning can sometimes feel incredibly daunting. 

But there’s no need to worry; we’ve been here and done it hundreds of times before!  

First, let’s be clear: it’s not just about giving your place a quick once-over. Think of end-of-tenancy cleaning as restoring your space to its original condition, ready to welcome the next tenant. From scrubbing floors to dusting corners, every nook and cranny deserves attention.

The Checklist:

To ensure you don’t miss a spot, here’s a handy checklist to guide you through the process:

  • Oven, Rangehood, Heat pump, Dishwasher. HRV. Clean: Oven – under the elements, inside and behind, Rangehood, Heat pump & Dishwasher filters, HRV around ceiling vents. 
  • All windows and windowsills. 
  • All curtains to be washed in cold water except for shower curtains which can be washed in hot water. Blinds need to be wiped clean. 
  • All cupboards and drawers to be cleaned inside and out. Also, Kitchen sinks, Bathroom basins and Shower walls & trays. 
  • Remove marks from walls and around light switches. 
  • Clean light shades and replace missing lightbulbs. 
  • Wash, sweep and or vacuum all floors, including skirting boards. 
  • Commercially shampoo badly marked or stained carpet. 
  • Remove all cobwebs. Clean the bathroom cabinets including the grouting which must be free of soap residue and mildew. Scrub the shower walls, base and screens. 
  • Remove all rubbish – inside and out. Note this includes under the house, in sheds and or the garage. 
  • Lawns to be mown, edges trimmed. Gardens weeded and all Garden rubbish removed. 
  • Remove oil and grease stains from driveways, garages, carports and concrete areas. 
  • Advise the Property Manager of any damage that needs to be repaired at least 3 weeks BEFORE the final inspection. 

Bond Refunds:

Are you worried about getting your bond back? Don’t worry; properly cleaning the property will increase your chances of getting your full bond back. 

For everything you need to know about ending a tenancy, including your rights and responsibilities, click here!

Top Tips for Success:

  • Start early to avoid last-minute stress.
  • Gather all necessary cleaning supplies beforehand.
  • Enlist the help of friends or family for a quicker turnaround.
  • Consider hiring professional cleaners for a thorough job if needed.

Remember, end-of-tenancy cleaning is not just about meeting expectations; it’s about leaving a positive impression. With our cleaning checklist, you’ll breeze through everything and leave your rental property sparkling clean. 

Remember, here at Angel, we prioritise the well-being of both our tenants and landlords. If you need assistance or guidance on anything, we are here to help.