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With your end of tenancy fast approaching you will want to get your deposit back from your landlord. However, your landlord may not be minded if you’ve left his or her property in a mess!

You could opt to do the cleaning yourself but landlords are expecting a lot these days.  Most insist on a professional clean and ask for an invoice from a company as proof.

To return the property to the condition you found it in when you first moved in can be costly especially if you have not looked after things. However, all is not lost if you decide to call in a company for an end of tenancy cleaning service. There are still things you can do to make savings!

Here are Starlet’s top tips for cleaning up at the end of your lease and saving on the price of end of tenancy cleaning.


Ensure all rooms are emptied of your personal effects and belongings. Unfurnished, uncluttered properties are cheaper to clean.

Be Prepared and Ready

If cleaners have to wait while you pack your stuff from cupboards and wardrobes etc, or have to throw out bags of rubbish, or move furniture or boxes from one room to another in order to clean, this will add to the time, and therefore the cost of the job.

The Kitchen

If you want the fridge freezer cleaned ensure it is defrosted and emptied in advance.

If you want the kitchen cupboards cleaned make sure they are emptied prior to the start of the job. If they are not and cupboards need to be emptied first it will add to the cost of the job.


If you do not have off street parking most companies will need to add parking charges to their price.  Check if your local council provides free parking permits for visitors and tradesmen.

Tidy Up!

It sounds an obvious one but if you have really neglected things during your tenancy but still want to save on your bill you would be wise to do a bit of tidying up before the cleaners arrive!

Call in the Professionals

If you really can’t bear the thought of tackling a year’s worth of dirt and grime yourself you really should call in a professional cleaning team.

Starlet Cleaning offers end of tenancy cleaning services in London. For an affordable price we will blitz clean your property from top to bottom, including oven, fridge, degreasing kitchen surfaces, descaling bathrooms and showers, all internal windows, carpets and upholstery, and more.

Whatever you decide to do remember in these ways and more there are always ways to save on the price of end of tenancy cleaning –  and maximise the return on your deposit!

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