What’s the difference between domestic and tenancy cleaning?

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When a tenant vacates a rented property, the premises will need a thorough clean, rather than just a routine clean or domestic clean as it’s known. At the end of a tenancy agreement, the responsibility to ensure the new tenant can move into a clean and tidy property, is down to either the existing tenant, landlord or agency. This will be laid out in the original agreement, between all parties concerned. A percentage of a tenant’s security deposit may also be withheld if the property is left in an uninhabitable state.


Tenancy cleaning guarantees the property is clean, tidy and hygienically safe for the next tenant to view and move in. Without a tenancy clean the property may be unfit and unsafe for living conditions. Tenancy cleans will be carried out to a very high standard by a professional team, who will have specific checklists to follow, outlined by the cleaning company.


Domestic cleaning

A home can be cleaned by a domestic cleaner either as a one-off service or can be cleaned on a regular basis, at a time that suits the homeowner. A one-off domestic cleaning service could be used after certain events, such as a house party, or maybe you’ve had renovation work and the house needs some extra attention to get rid of dust and grime. All cleaning equipment would be supplied for one-off cleans. However, regular domestic cleaning services may require cleaning equipment is provided by the homeowner.


What can I expect from the two cleaning services?

Because domestic and tenancy cleaning are different, we’ve listed a few pointers to highlight why it’s important to know who can provide the right cleaning service for you.

End of tenancy cleaners will:
Provide specialist cleaning equipment

Limescale removal
Upholstery, carpets and flooring stains removed

Detailed checklist carried out

No corner or area left unclean


If you wish to discuss any cleaning requirements for your home or property, then please get in touch. We have a professional team, on hand to help with a number of cleaning services. Call 0800 014 1960 today to book your appointment or speak to a friendly member of staff.