Excellent Post on End of Tenancy Cleaning Prices and Cost Guide:
If you are looking for end of tenancy cleaning prices guide, this is probably the best place to start and finish with. We as a Cleaning Company always want to let our readers and moving in and moving out customers get to know the true honest end of tenancy cleaning prices for them to understand what they should spend and how they can save on moving house cleaning.
It is true that after tenancy cleaning costs is charged slightly higher than normal domestic cleaning or spring-cleaning service, but then again, it should not cost a fortune at the same time.
There are several factors, which may increase and decrease the end of tenancy cleaning prices such as:
1). The condition of your property
2). How long you been residing in the property
3). Whether or not you require steam carpet & upholstery cleaning
4). You are leaving property fully, semi furnished or fully empty
5). An area where your property is situated
6). Time of the day when you require the job done
7). What estate agency you are hooked with
8). What floor are you on
9). Will you require any walls/other areas to be painted
10). Will you require any lights to be changed e.g. bulbs, tube lights etc?
11). Will you require any doors to be adjusted or locks to be changed
12). Any special requirements if any (e.g. any stains on the carpets etc)
Now let’s discuss these points individually and then give you a break down of end of tenancy or end of lease cleaning price idea:
The Condition of your property?
We understand it is hard for busy professionals to keep up with cleaning on regular basis, but it is probably a good decision to hire a maid or a domestic cleaning service once every week for an hour or two in order to get your property cleaned, carpets hovered, sinks, taps, wash basins and any lime scale removed. It is also a very good idea to get your property spring-cleaned and carpets and upholstery spring cleaned once every 6 months and if you do so, you may save a lot of money on a long run.
On the other hand, if the property have/had been neglected somewhat as you were busy, then the chances are there is a lot more work which need done including professional oven cleaning, racks, extractor fan, lime scale, which may somehow increase the over-all spend on end of tenancy cleaning
How long you had been residing in the property?
It is just normal that the longer you reside in a property, the more it may get grumpy, when it comes to walls, areas around electrical sockets, even the burn marks on the stove or microwave oven, cooker, fridge and freezer, the longer we live in a property may mean, there are more things or accessories or household goods which may require more attention, electrical faults, door adjustments, changing any lights which are not in working order, or changing any electric sockets which may have gone faulty and any locks which are not working as they used to work. Well it’s all returning the property in the same state it was in when you first moved in
Will you require steam carpet and upholstery cleaning services?
If you have been residing in a property, be it flat, house, maisonette or an apartment for longer than 6 months, most estate agents in London, Surrey, South East England or UK in general will request the carpets and upholstery to be fully steam cleaned. You may read your tenancy or lease agreement or simply get in touch with your estate agency at least a month in advance, so even if there are delays or communication gaps, you may still get their answer before your tenancy ends. If you require professional carpet cleaning or upholstery cleaning, the cost will increase a bit but will still not cost you a fortune.
Are you leaving properties full, semi furnished or empty?
If you are leaving the property fully furnished, then it will require a lots of work, which means, cleaning under the mattresses for example, sofa’s, moving furniture (moveable items or goods) and then placing them back, other than just that emptying the cupboards and shelves for a proper, professional good cleaning. Now if the same property is semi furnished, it will take less time to clean and the chances are less spots will be missed, a fully furnished property requires nearly 2 hours more work with 2/3 people in a team than a semi furnished property. If a property is fully empty, then it will take less time, cheaper prices and most important, less chances of anything over-looked or missed – However, fully furnished or semi-furnished property will still not cost £hundreds more, but a few more quid actually.
Which area is your property situated?
Please note, this is a very important dialogue, let’s say you flat, house or an apartment is situated in Central London for example, this will increase end of tenancy cleaning cost, there are several reasons:
1). There will be congestion charges £10 unless you are getting your property cleaned on a holiday or Saturday and Sunday
2). Because of traffic jams chances are company is spending more money on fuel, waiting times to reach your property
This may increase the cost as well, but then again, an ethical cleaning agency would not cost a fortune and just charge you congestion charges, if they paid. But a full receipt of congestion charges should be handed over to you for your proof, bookkeeping and tax purposes.
There is another things, which should be discussed within this matter i.e. Parking
Many people in London now do not like to drive because of higher insurance premiums, MOT cost, Road Tax, and other than that the traffic situation and narrow roads and busy motorways, so there are chances, you do not have a parking or residence permit or there’s no free parking in and around your property, and this may also increase the end of tenancy cleaning cost, you may pay your end of tenancy cleaning service provider with what they paid for parking the car, you may keep the receipts.
Please note, many cleaning companies send their end of tenancy cleaning operatives on public transport, just imagine, how they can perform a very good cleaning service if they cannot carry out their important goods, tools, materials, cleaning solutions, for example, steam carpet and upholstery cleaning machines (latest models) are nearly 80 KGS for machine and wand, hose and tools are separate weight, and industrial standards hover for a professional good vacuuming is over 20 kilograms – I would personally not hire an end of tenancy cleaning service if only 1 person or 2 are coming on a public transport because I know for sure, they cannot bring or carry all important materials, necessary tools and machines to perform a very good end of tenancy cleaning job
Time of the day when you need the job done?
In peak hours, a cleaning company may charge more, because it took them longer to get to your property, but then again, it will still not cost a fortune. Discuss your time slot with your moving house cleaning agency before booking the service.
What Estate Agency You Are With?
Estate agencies sometime may go all nuts, and well it is true, for example an estate agency like Foxtons end of tenancy cleaning jobs may cost a £10 to £20 extra, because of special cleaning materials and brands a cleaning company has to use. If anyone is asking for a fortune, you are better looking for another moving out cleaning service provider.
What floor are you on?
Let’s say your flat or apartment is situated on a 10th floor and there’s no lift, just in case, then a cleaning company may charge slightly higher because they have to send one or two more individuals to lend their hand to take stuff upstairs, there will be no such charges if there is a lift and your flat is only 3rd or 4th floor flat.
Will you require any walls painted at all?
Please note, some walls may get grumpy, or scruffy, especially if there are children, we were child’s at one point of time so all the artistic stuff children’s can put on the walls or just stamping their hand full of colours, some walls or grumpy marks may simply go when it comes to cleaning the walls under end of tenancy cleaning service, however if it’s something serious, it is probably better to get it re-painted and this may incur some extra charges, not a fortune or a shocking price again
Maintenance work (anything require repair, change or modification)
Let’s say something is not working e.g an electric socket, fridge, freezer, lights e.g. bulbs, radiator or cooker or just anything and you require a repair, change, or a modification, it can be either a door which require adjustment or a lock which do not work, this may incur some extra charges too, to do the job. If there are moulds in the property and they appeared after you moved in or anything which is not in working order which stopped working during your tenancy, then it should be stated to your professional end of tenancy cleaners in order to help you advice you on this one.
End of tenancy cleaning prices: (London, Surrey, Nationwide)
Studio Flat End of Tenancy Cleaning: £70
Studio Flat inclusive of carpet cleaning: £100
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom Flat Moving Out Cleaning: £80
1 Bed and Bath Flat with Carpet Cleaning: £120
2 Bed Flat with 1 Bathroom: £90
With Carpet Cleaning: £140
2 Bed Flat with 2 Bathrooms: £100
With Carpet Cleaning: £150
3 Bed Flat with1 or 2 bathrooms: £125
with Carpet Cleaning: £185
4 Bed Flat on 1 Level with 2/3 Bathrooms: £145
With Carpet Cleaning: £210
And so forth. Please note, prices may vary but then may differ slightly looking at the dimensions of the property, carpeted areas, or if you require upholstery cleaning too as a part of your end of tenancy or lease cleaning.
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