As a tenant, you should know the importance of keeping your rental property clean and tidy. For most people, keeping a clean and tidy house is important because this helps them to relax or feel at ease. Of course, if you are a tenant, you know that failing to maintain the condition of your rental property could lead to problems.
It may be that the landlord or agent is unhappy with you, and this could lead to you being asked to leave the rental property. However, the biggest issue for many tenants is that an unclean rental property could lead to the landlord withholding their deposit.
Most tenants are keen to get their deposit back
Given the size of the deposit and the fact that the tenant will likely need the deposit when moving to new rental property or in buying a home, it is vital to do everything you can to retain your deposit. Tenants should carry out cleaning tasks on a weekly basis but there is also a lot to be said for carrying out a massive cleaning session from time to time.
Spring cleaning is the obvious time to thoroughly clean your rental home and this will hopefully improve your chances of retaining your deposit. It is important to allocate enough time for the cleaning process. This will differ for each home and household. The number of rooms in the property, the number of belongings, the number of people cleaning the home, how hard people work in cleaning the home and the equipment and cleaning materials used in the process all impact on how well the cleaning is carried out.
Some tenants decide that it is best for them to hire a cleaning professional to clean their rental home. This means they enjoy the benefits of a stylish and clean home without having to do any of the work. Of course, hiring a cleaning professional costs money, and not every tenant is able or willing to spend this sort of money.
You don’t have to hire a professional to clean your rental property
If you are not able to invest in a cleaning professional, you need to make sure you clean the home as thoroughly as possible and here are some spring cleaning tips for Camberwell tenants that will help them retain their deposit:
· Mix soap or vinegar with warm water to remove marks from the walls
· Dust from top to bottom
· Focus on low-traffic carpet areas such as under furniture
· Use heated lemon juice to make cleaning the microwave a simpler task
· A mixture of salt and soda water can be used to freshen your fridge
At Hunters Camberwell, we know how challenging it can be for tenants to maintain the condition of their rental property. We also know how vital it is for many tenants to ensure they obtain as much of their deposit back. If you are a local tenant looking for help in being a good tenant or you are looking for new rental accommodation, we are here to help, so please get in touch.