Cleaning Guide

Over the years we have learnt a thing or two about how a property should be handed over to a new tenant. If a tenant moves in to a clean and well maintained home they are much more likely at the end of the tenancy to hand it back in the same condition. If a tenant is presented with a property that looks unloved and uncared for they are less likely to look after and maintain it as they should which will ultimately cause the landlord more problems in the future. 

To assist you in assuring your property is ready for your next tenant we have put together the Ultimate Checklist below. If you would like a printed or an electronic copy please speak one of our team who will be happy to help.



• Clean and polish all kitchen cupboards and drawers inside and outside
• Clean internally and externally fridge and freezer
• Wipe down microwave inside and outside
• Clean inside and outside of washing machine, soap dispenser and filters
• Clean dishwasher inside and outside
• Clean and degrease inside of oven, polish outside chrome
• Remove mould and grease from wall tiles, wash down and polish
• Clean and polish hob/grill
• Replace extractor hood filter
• Clean exterior of all kitchen appliances such as kettle, toaster, etc
• Wash down and polish all kitchen counter tops
• Remove lime scale and polish sink/shine taps
• Clean windows* from the inside; wipe down window sills/window ledges
• Wipe down all woodwork (doors, door frames and skirting boards)
• Wipe down radiators
• Clean plugs, light switches
• Spot clean walls
• Dispose of all rubbish
• Clean and polish rubbish bins inside and outside
• Vacuum and w ash hard floors


Clean and polish bath
• Wash shower cabinet/screen inside and out/de-scale and polish
• Clean and disinfect toilet inside and out
• Wash and de-scale basin/shine taps
• Wash down tiles and remove mould
• Clean mirrors
• Wipe clean cupboards/shelving/surfaces
• Clean windows from inside, wipe down window sills and window ledges
• Wipe down door/frames/skirting boards
• Wipe clean towel rail
• Vacuum and sanitise floors


Remove cobwebs
Clean coving, picture rail, cornice/curtain rails
Clean and polish mirrors, pictures
Spot clean walls
Clean plugs, sockets, light switches, lamp shades, light fittings
Wipe down doors and tops of doors
Wipe down skirting boards/all wooden furniture carefully of dust
Wash windows internally*, window sills, window ledges
Clean inside, outside and top of cupboards and wardrobes
Clean behind and under furniture (if furnished accommodation)
Move mattresses and vacuum under
Vacuum and mop (if relevant) floors


Remove cobwebs
Clean coving, picture rail, cornice/curtain rails
Clean and polish mirrors, pictures
Clean and polish windows internally*, window sills and
window ledges
Wipe down doors and top of doors
Wipe down skirting boards and all wood works of dust
Wipe down stairway, banister and railings
Clean lights switches, plugs, sockets, light fittings, lamp shades
Clean inside, behind and top of cupboards and furnishings
Dust and polish all surfaces
Clean radiators/behind radiators
Vacuum and mop (if relevant) floors