Complete End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

end of tenancy cleaning checklist


  • Begin by banishing dust and dirt, working from top to bottom.
  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners.
  • Dust all reachable surfaces—wardrobes, shelving, and cupboards.
  • Wipe accumulated dust from doors and picture frames.
  • Attend curtain rails, curtains, and blinds.
  • Vacuum and dust both sides of curtains and blinds.
  • Polish mirrors, pictures, and wall hangings.
  • Don’t forget skirting boards, decorations, and light fittings.
  • Give attention to metal ornaments, switches, and power sockets.
  • Tackle dirty marks on walls and clean power sockets.
  • Vacuum mattresses thoroughly.
  • Mop hard floors and laminate.


  • Address the visible culprits—dirt and mildew.
  • Clean basins, taps, and fittings.
  • Tackle hard water stains and limescale.
  • Scrub soap dispensers and rinse.
  • Polish radiators, towel rails, and mirrors.
  • Scrub and rinse the toilet, bidet, and reachable plumbing.
  • Address marks and stains on shower screens.
  • Deal with bath marks and signs of mildew.
  • Ensure drains are clean.
  • Polish mirrors and glass surfaces.
  • Descale, rinse, and wipe shower heads, taps, and metal surfaces.
  • Scrub and rinse the toothbrush area.
  • Clean extractor fans.
  • Wipe reachable bathroom tiles.


  • Kitchen cleaning is a crucial quarter of the job.
  • Wash and polish worktops, countertops, and the sink area.
  • Clean inside cupboards, drawers, and shelving.
  • Discard leftover food and carrier bags.
  • Polish sinks and shine taps.
  • Tackle accumulated limescale and de-grease wall tiles.
  • Remove mould growth between grouts.
  • Clean ovens internally and externally.
  • Address grime on extractors and hobs.
  • Scrub gas rings and control knobs.
  • Clean microwaves inside and out.
  • Address the fridge, freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher inside and out.
  • Sanitise bins and dispose of rubbish.
  • Wipe down woodwork—doors, handles, door frames, furnishings, and skirting boards.
  • Dust off plugs and light switches.
  • Vacuum, mop, and polish floors.


  • Landlords notice dirty furnishings—give them a thorough cleaning.
  • Wipe and polish tables, countertops, and worktop surfaces.
  • Remove fingerprints, marks, and oil stains.
  • Take sofa cushions outside for a good pound to remove dust.
  • Vacuum the sofa with and without cushions.
  • Move all furnishings to vacuum underneath.
  • Wipe and polish wooden units.


carpet cleaning in end of tenancy cleaning checklist
  • Vacuum all carpet edges thoroughly.
  • Move furniture and vacuum underneath.
  • Steam clean if possible.
  • Hand-wash stains if a carpet cleaning machine is unavailable.


  • Remove marks, fingerprints, and oily stains.
  • Wipe down to prevent streaks while drying.
  • Dust off and clean window sills.
  • Wipe down frames.
  • Dust off blinds, curtains, and shades.

Drawers, Cupboards, and Shelves:

  • Clear drawers inside and out.
  • Remove unnecessary items and leftover goods.
  • Wipe inside and out.
  • Wipe around handles.


  • Remove dirt, mildew, and leftover food.
  • Wipe and polish handles.
  • Clean the rubber seal.
  • Move and clean underneath and behind.
  • Dismantle, wash, and rinse slots, grills, and shelves inside.
  • Wipe and polish the exterior.


  • Dishwasher: Clean of food and soap deposits, inspect and clean filters, wipe the rubber seal, move and clean underneath, wipe the soap dispenser drawer, and clean handles.
  • Washing machine: Clean the drum, inspect and clean filters, inspect the rubber seal, move and clean underneath, wipe the soap dispenser drawer, and clean handles.
  • Tumble dryer: Clean inside and out, inspect the rubber seal, clean the soap dispenser drawer, inspect and clean the filter.

Ovens and Microwaves:

  • Clean and degrease oven, extractor fan, hob, and grill.
  • Clean and degrease the microwave.
  • Scrub off food deposits and grime.
  • Clean grill pan and oven racks.
  • Clean the inner of both the oven and microwave.
  • Inspect and wipe the rubber seals.
  • Inspect and wipe all buttons.
  • Clean the exterior and remove stains and marks.

The Toaster:

  • Clean, wipe, and polish the exterior.
  • Remove any food deposits and bread crumb leftovers.
  • Clean inside as much as possible.
  • De-grease handles.
  • Remove grime.

Smaller Details:

  • Clean and dry all kitchen tiles.
  • Dispose of leftover rubbish.
  • Rinse out rubbish bins.
  • De-grease fans and extractors.

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