As a professional cleaning company based in Hampshire, Bennetts Home Shine know just how stressful the end of your tenancy can be. The days surrounding your moving out date are imperative to a good, easy and well, successful move! Failing to end your tenancy well could result in losing your security deposit completely or, seeing it severely reduced due to various cleanliness deductions claimed by your landlord. Ensuring you honour your end of the tenancy by cleaning well is one of the easiest ways to guarantee the return of your deposit in full.

So, in order to help those rapidly approaching the end of their tenancy agreement, we thought we’d share with you our top end of tenancy cleaning tips so that you have a little support when it comes to leaving your property in perfect condition!

Invite your landlord for an inventory inspection

When you check out of a property, it is customary for the landlord or letting agent to complete a check-out inventory. This is a list of damages or areas of uncleanliness in the property and, if the list is not actioned before you move out, deductions are often made from your initial security deposit to cover the cost of any cleaning expenses or repairs. This is something you definitely want to avoid! Moving can be stressful enough so ensuring you minimise extra stress by planning you clean is definitely recommended.

To avoid issues and any unexpected costs, Bennetts recommends inviting your landlord to visit anywhere from 2-4 weeks prior to your moving out date. This is a great opportunity for you both to not down any cleaning recommendations or repair requirements. It’s always better to ask as taking an hour or two out of your day could save you a lot of money in the long run!

Consider hiring a professional cleaning service

There are many advantages to hiring a professional end of tenancy service. However, we’ve found that in the midst of moving into a new house, many people prioritise the packing of their belongings, and as a result cleaning is often neglected, forgotten about or even rushed through at the last minute.

Hiring a professional end of tenancy cleaning service can save you a huge amount of time, and also take care of all the deep cleaning, including stain removals, for you!

Here at Bennetts Home Shine, we offer end of tenancy cleaning, so you can focus on packing and moving into your new home without any added stress – what could be better?


We appreciate that sometimes during moving that finances may be a restriction; however, you can always conduct your end of tenancy clean yourself! The great thing about moving is that all of your belongings can be moved out, so the property is empty – and what’s better than cleaning an empty house?! If you are carrying out the clean yourself, put aside a couple of days to complete the task and ensure you work room by room for a more thorough clean.

We advise to pay close attention to limescale, as limescale can be one of the most irritating and hardest cleaning tasks to carry out.

To avoid losing any of your deposit, and to get your property looking spic and span, thoroughly remove all limescale and deal with it as early as possible. Here at Bennetts, we’ve often found that the most common places for limescale and places to really pay attention to are:

  • Washing machines and dishwashers
  • Taps, fixtures and fittings
  • Showers and baths
  • Around the toilet bowl

Although these are places to keep an eye on, you must also ensure you don’t forget those commonly overlooked areas. Your landlord will strictly check whether there is surface dust or marks left on any worktops, shelves and skirting boards. So, when cleaning your property don’t forget that a wipe goes a long way!

If you are about to move into a new house and you need to organise your end of tenancy clean, Bennetts Home Shine provide professional and thorough end of tenancy cleaning services for all of our customers. Contact our team on 01420 769101 for more information and your FREE quote today.