End of tenancy is a stressful affair for most of us. It’s not just the moving of things from place to place, but also the cleaning, especially since the return of your deposit on the flat you’re leaving depends on you leaving it as you found it – spic and span. Cleaning the entire flat is no small feat, and all that packing and moving is a headache enough. So, it’s a good idea to let someone else deal with the cleaning so you can move out in peace, and what best than to hire professionals to get the job done in a jiffy. They are trained to use the most effective methods and appropriate cleaning products and equipment, so you can be sure that the cleaning will be thorough. Moreover, London professional cleaners usually know what the landlords and estate agencies check during their inspections, so they know exactly what areas to pay attention to.

End of tenancy cleaning checklist

To give you a rough idea of just how much cleaning needs to be done, here’s a checklist for some of the major areas:


    • All cupboards and drawers need to be emptied and cleaned
    • All surfaces must be cleaned and wiped

Kitchen sink and taps need scrubbing and descaling in case of any limescale

  • Scrub the wall tiles
  • Wash the bin inside out
  • Clean the oven thoroughly from the inside out
  • Clear out the fridge and freezer, clean inside out, including the door
  • Clean the dishwasher and washing machine inside out
  • Clean all other appliances such as the toaster, kettle, microwave


  • Wall tiles need to be scrubbed
  • De-scale and clean the bathtub, washbasin, taps, shower and other fittings
  • De-scale, clean and disinfect the toilet
  • Clean the shower curtain
  • Clean and wipe the mirrors
  • Mop the floor or hoover the carpet
  • Remove all leftover toiletries

Bedrooms and living areas

  • All furniture needs dusting and cleaning
  • Fixtures, lamps and other decorative items, like picture frames, also need to be dusted and wiped
  • Floors must be wiped and carpets hoovered
  • Curtains and upholstery could do with cleaning as well
  • Clean all the windows and doors, including window sills
  • Clear all storage space

As you can see, there is a lot of cleaning to be done if you want to get your deposit back for certain. For an efficient end of tenancy cleaning, call us and book the service.

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie is a content marketing specialist for Top Cleaners for the past several years. She has extensive experience working with cleaning companies and knows her audience. Stephanie creates engaging and useful content helping the customers of Top Cleaners with their struggles and providing them with the most accurate insight.