Your Number One End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist!

Cleaning a property at the end of a tenancy is a chore but still crucial for any reliable tenant. If you do not achieve the acceptable property condition as set by your landlord, you may have your security deposit deducted.

We’ve put together and end of tenancy cleaning checklist so you can clean and move out in a breeze.


The kitchen is one of the most hygiene-focused areas in your home, and that is where landlords will pay extra attention to detail.

  • Wipe down, disinfect and polish all kitchen worktops and near sink areas.
  • Dust, wipe, and disinfect the inside of all cupboards, drawers and shelving.
  • Dispose of food leftovers, carrier bags, empty cleaning liquid bottles, etc.
  • Disinfect, declog and polish all kitchen sinks and ensure the taps are shiny.
  • De-grease, wipe down and regrout tiles if necessary. Remove any and all mould growth from in between or around tiles.
  • Remove any grime or stickiness from extractors, hobs and the front of ovens.
  • Scrub clean gas rings and control knobs.
  • Clean and disinfect your microwave inside and out, making it look as good as new.
  • Hoover, mop, disinfect and polish floors.
  • Clean windows both inside and out, wiping down window sills, ledges and frames.


Mildew, mould and limescale can easily build up in a bathroom and you should pay particular attention to detail in this area.

  • Clean and disinfect bathtubs, showers, tiles, sinks, etc.
  • Remove any mould, limescale and mildew from the entire bathroom.
  • Sanitise toilet seats.
  • Dust the entire room, removing any cobwebs and dust build up from hard to reach areas.
  • Dispose of old shampoos and bathroom products.
  • Polish mirrors.
  • Mop the floor and remove any stains if possible.

Living room:

You will have spent a lot of time in your living room, and so you probably will have got used to any smells or dust, and it will be hard for you to notice straight away. However this is usually the first thing your landlord picks up on. You may require professional end of tenancy cleaning within your property, especially to help with any upholstery.

  • Vacuum carpets and rugs.
  • Mop and disinfect laminate and hard floor areas.
  • Dust and wipe down the tops of furniture, wall units, shelving, etc.
  • Clean cobwebs, and any dirt spots from walls and corners.
  • Vacuum upholstery, using suitable furniture shampoo if there are any pieces being left behind.
  • Remove dust and dirt from any wall hung decorations, doors, handles, frames, sockets, plugs and switches.

However, if you require any additional help with your end of tenancy clean, do get in touch with Diamond Cleaning Services in Hastings as we will be more than willing to help you out.

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