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End of Tenancy Window Cleaning Reading

What is the end of tenancy? According to Citizensadvice, your tenancy usually ends on the last day of your fixed term or at the end of your notice period when you’ve given the correct notice. You’ll also need to have left the property and given the keys back to the landlord by the end of your fixed term or notice period.

End of tenancy cleaning normally consists several tasks all around the property, including:

Kitchen: Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, tumble dryer, Oven, Toaster, cupboards, drawers, rubbish bins, wall tiles and floors.

Bathroom: Bathtub, toilet, bidet, shower, floor, taps, fittings, sink, sink cabinet, soap dispenser, radiator, mirrors, extractor fans, clean behind pipework

Living room: doors, windows including the frames and sills, furniture, woodwork, fans, cobwebs, mirrors, pictures, picture frames and switches and sockets, vacuum carpet & upholstery.

Bedroom: Pretty much the same as living room.

End of tenancy window cleaning

Is window cleaning necessary? Generally speaking, the out-going tenant is not required to clean the exterior area such as windows, gardens & garages so the END OF TENANCY CLEANING CHECKLIST does not include these items.

However, you should always check whether the exterior cleaning is your responsibility or your landlords. It may have surprised you but many agreements state to clean all windows on a regular basis. For gutter clearing and window cleaning the agency/landlord may charge extra after the end of tenancy cleaning.

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It may have surprised you but many agreements state to clean all windows on a regular basis.

Quick guide, how to quickly clean your windows before end-of-tenancy:

We recommend you to buy a squeegee first before you start cleaning windows because it will make the procedures easier and can also be really useful in the future. 

  • Cleaning inside: Dilute window cleaning soap with warm water and moisten the frame and the glass using a general purose sponge. Wipe off the frames with a dry kitchen towel. Always dampen the squeegee first and clean from the top down, wiping the edge of the squeegee after every wipe.
  • Cleaning outside: Use the same method as mentioned above, although you might need more time to get rid of the layered dirt built up on the sills and frames.

If you are looking for a professional window cleaner to take care of the exterior end of tenancy cleaning we are here to help you.