Whenever you move out of a rented property, it is likely that you will need to get it professionally cleaned. Most tenancy agreements state that the property must receive professional end of tenancy cleaning to make sure that it is ready for the next tenant to move in. This is always the responsibility of the tenant. Cleaning is even more important in commercial premises, such as offices, as the next company to use the office will need to be able to get to work straight away. They will want the office to be pristine, to give a professional image to their clients.
Landlords will usually say that they want the property to be left at least as clean as it was when you moved in. If you have rented the property for several years, it will be a big task to get it back to the same state it was in when you arrived, particularly in the case of offices with many staff working in them. It is impossible to avoid general wear and tear that happens as time goes by. The more people there are using the property on a daily basis, the more damage will be done to walls, carpets and furnishings.
Thankfully, there are many companies in London that offer professional end of tenancy cleaning. A professional cleaning company will be able to take care of any problems and make sure your property meets the standards of the landlord or letting agents. This is great news, but it can make choosing the best company very confusing. With so many companies in London alone, how do you know which will provide the best service at the best value?
The first tip is not to use price as the only guideline. Some companies charge less because they are used to doing lighter domestic cleans and are not experienced in specialist end of tenancy cleaning. Look for a company that offers professional commercial cleaning services.
Other companies will draw you in with a cheap quote, but then add hidden fees and charges to the final invoice. They may charge extra for cleaning carpets, or for using chemicals or special equipment. Talk to someone from the company and find out what the price you have been quoted includes. Find out if there are any extra charges that may apply and how much these will be.
Another thing to check is whether the quoted price includes VAT. Some companies will show prices on their website that do not include VAT, in order to make the service they offer look better value. This can mean you end up paying 20% more than you expected.
When you have found a company that offers professional end of tenancy cleaning at a reasonable price, look for customer reviews to make sure they are as good as they claim to be. Ignore reviews on the company’s own website, as these are often fake. Go to an independent review website and see what real people have to say. Only when you are sure that the company has many happy customers should you hire them.