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Last Updated on December 9, 2020

End of Tenancy Cleaning Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

Zac Houghton

Zac Houghton

Construction expert and founder of Loftera.

Getting your property cleaned at the end of a tenancy can often seem daunting and expensive, but did you know that the average house or apartment can actually be deep cleaned for less than £100 per room?

In this dedicated guide, we’re going to take a look at the average prices that cleaning companies tend to charge, as well as answering some of the frequently asked questions that people send to us.

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End of Tenancy Cleaning Cost

When it comes to the end of tenancy cleaning prices, they tend to vary based on a number of different factors. Those include the likes of your type of property, the size of it and whether or not you want carpet cleaning to be included.

Underneath, you will find several types of properties and how much cleaning companies are likely to charge for a big clean at the end of your tenancy. 

Property Type

Number of Bedrooms/Bathrooms

Average Cleaning Cost

Apartment

Studio Apartment

£125

Apartment

One Bedroom and One Bathroom

£160

Apartment

Two Bedrooms and One Bathroom

£175

Apartment

Two Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

£210

Apartment

Three Bedrooms and One Bathroom

£225

Apartment

Three Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

£275

Apartment

 

Four Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

£325

House

One Bedroom and One Bathroom

£160

House

Two Bedrooms and One Bathroom

£210

House

Two Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

£225

House

Three Bedrooms and One Bathroom

£275

House

Three Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

£300

House

Four Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

£325

House

Four Bedrooms and Three Bathrooms

£375

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Each company is likely to charge slightly different for each type of property, but our list should give you a ballpark figure of what to expect when it comes to getting a quote from any cleaning company.

Here are a few factors which also tend to alter the price you will be given:

  • Size of Property: You’ve probably already guessed from the type of property, but the size of your abode will also considerably alter the price you pay. The bigger your rooms, the higher the cost, so although you might identify your house to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and therefore an average cost of £225, it could be way more than this if you’ve got larger rooms than normal. 
  •  Cleanliness of Property: This is a big determining factor when it comes to price, and often adds on a lot more than you were expecting. If your property is full of dirt, then it probably won’t come as a surprise that it’s going to cost you more to get it fully cleaned. It’s important to remember that a big clean at the end of your tenancy is more than just doing a bit of dusting and wiping, it’s a deep clean of the entire place, including appliances such as an oven or cooker hood.
  • Extras: Additional offerings, like your carpets or your furniture being cleaned, aren’t usually included in the cost of your standard clean, but some companies will offer these kind of services for an extra cost. These often aren’t too expensive, at around £50, and can really make a difference in doing the job to a high standard.

What Is Included in the End of Tenancy Clean?

Unlike a standard cleaning job, which may be done daily, weekly or monthly, an end of tenancy clean does a much thorough job and can be classed as a ‘deep clean’.

A normal clean would tend to include doing the dusting, hoovering the carpet, mopping the floor and a general wiping down of surfaces and touchpoints, such as tables, handles and taps.

Where an end of tenancy clean differs, is that it cleans to a much greater level. Each cleaning company will include different things in their packages, but as a general rule, here are what you can expect your price to contain:

Kitchen and Dining Area: With your kitchen often a place for everyday use, the dirt and grime can quickly build up, especially on places that are hard to reach or don’t generally get cleaned on a regular basis. Your deep clean will cover the lot, from your oven, hob and cooker hood, to your washing machine and dishwasher. If it’s in your new kitchen, it’s going to be cleaned.

  • Bathrooms and En-suites: It goes without saying, but your bathroom, toilet and en-suite areas are likely to be the dirtiest in your property. No doubt, you’ll have kept on top of the actual toilet and sinks, but a deep clean will not only cover those, but also the likes of any mould or limescale that has built up on the grout between your bathroom tiles. Don’t forget to check out our new bathroom cost comparison.
  • Reception or Living Rooms: We tend to spend most of our time in the living room when we are at home, so you can probably imagine him much dirt gets ingrained into the floors and furniture. Your deep clean should cover any flooring, whether that’s carpet or hardwood, plus your windows, coffee tables, curtains and plenty more, from TV cabinets to bookstands.
  • Bedrooms: We sleep in them, we chill in them and we do plenty of others bits in between. That means there’s plenty that can be cleaned in them, from polishing down the surfaces and window sills, to getting rid of the dust that’s been hiding behind your bedside tables since you moved in. Any flooring or rugs will also get a good clean, plus your hanging spaces and shelving.
  • Passage Ways: The corridors and hallways of our homes often get neglected when it comes to cleaning, so a deep clean will really do the job on all those forgotten surfaces. From getting your walls cleaned to the catching of cobwebs on hard to reach places, they’ll all be covered in your clean.
  • General Extras As well as the different rooms in our house, there are plenty of things you’ve probably never even thought of cleaning during your tenancy. Unless you’ve had a window cleaner, the inside and outside of your windows are likely to need a scrub down, so it’s a good job that these tend to be included in your deep-clean package. You’ll also get any keyholes and locks cleaned down, any internal bins cleaned and often even your paths, railings or driveways. If your cleaning company doesn’t offer some of these extras as part of their standard package, then it’s well worth discussing how much it will cost to get them added on to your price.

End of Tenancy Cleaning FAQ’s

Can I do the end of the tenancy cleaning myself?

When it comes to renting a property, it’s not quite as easy as just packing up and leaving when your tenancy comes to an end. Giving it a quick once over yourself will always be a big help, and there’s no law to stop you doing the end of tenancy cleaning yourself, but ultimately, employing a professional cleaner or cleaning company is the way to go.

Not only do they have all the industry-strength cleaning products to help remove a whole host of dirt, grime and stains, but they also have all the correct equipment, from longer dusters to powerful carpet cleaners. By the time you’ve gone out and bought those products and pieces of equipment yourself, it’s likely to be close to the cost of hiring somebody anyway, so we’d always recommend hiring a professional to do the job if you can.  

Are tenants responsible for cleaning when moving out?

The straightforward answer is yes. It’s your responsibility as the tenant, to make sure you leave the property in a clean and tidy state. Unless your landlord has already agreed to cover the cost of cleaning or has offered you the services of a cleaner, you will have to source a professional cleaner or cleaning company yourself. Don’t forget, when you are looking to hire somebody, it’s an end of tenancy clean that you need and not just a standard cleaning job that can be done at any given time.

Can landlords deduct deposit for cleaning?

Nobody wants to be moving on from a rented house (letting agent fees) or apartment and getting charged for leaving it in a mess. Unfortunately, it happens to hundreds of people each year, as the failure to leave the property in an acceptable state could end up with you losing some or all of your deposit.

In fact, not having a clean property is the most common method of deposit deductions in renting, which is why it’s important to make sure your end of tenancy clean is done to the highest standard possible. Don’t take the risk, just get a professional cleaner to take that stress away for you.

Home Cleaning Advice

When it comes to home improvements, we know a thing or two about the industry here at Loftera.

Whether that’s sharing information on the prices for a deep clean or even suggesting how to go about getting some construction work done on your property, our team has got years of hands-on experience.

If you are in need of some expert help or just fancy getting some more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions that you may have.

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