When it comes to end of tenancy cleaning, every house is different. Most tenants make an effort to clean before they go, because their deposit is at risk, but this is not always the case. We have arrived to do an end of tenancy cleaning and found that although the tenant has cleaned the house, it is not a deep clean, and this is particularly true of students. Students mostly live in houses with multiple occupation, and this takes away individual responsibility when it comes to end of tenancy cleaning.
With the start of the new academic year recently, we were called in to many student houses to prepare them for a new batch of tenants. Sometimes the houses were really filthy. Bathrooms and kitchens are usually the worst, despite the fact that these are the very areas which should be kept cleanest for hygiene reasons. Sometimes the houses are in such a bad state that we cannot understand how anybody can live there. But we set to, and make sure that everything is clean for the new tenants.
In some cases, we are retained to keep the communal areas of the house clean all year round, in which case we clean the communal areas and makes sure that the kitchens and bathrooms are spotless and shining. However, we do not touch students’ own rooms and en-suites and when we go in at the end of the tenancy we can find that they have not been cleaned all year!