End of Tenancy Cleaning Checklist

End of lease cleaning is usually the tenant’s responsibility. Handling the property in good condition is crucial if you want to get back your security deposit in full. However, you don’t need to waste your time on this energy-consuming chore. Hiring Crown Cleaners for your end of tenancy cleaning is a guarantee that your rental will pass the final inspection and will satisfy even the most difficult landlord or lettings. Our team of professionals will get even the most unpleasant cleaning jobs done. By following this exhaustive end of tenancy cleaning checklist, we make sure we won’t miss a spot while handling the rental property.

Check what our move-out cleaning service includes:


Our end of tenancy cleaners will get all the bedrooms spotlessly clean by dealing with the following chores:

  • Remove cobwebs from the room’s ceiling and walls 
  • Dust and polish bedroom furniture – wardrobes, nightstands, shelves, bed frames, dressing tables
  • Wipe dirt and dust from the top of doors and doorframes
  • Clean the dirt and dust from the curtain rails
  • Dust and vacuum thoroughly bedroom blinds and curtains
  • Wipe and polish mirrors, pictures, picture frames, and other wall hangings
  • Dust skirting boards and other decorative elements
  • Wipe dirt and dust from light fittings, lampshades, and chandeliers
  • Clean and polish metal ornaments – door knobs and handles, handles of drawers, wardrobes, decorations, etc.
  • Wipe clean the bedroom light switches, electrical power sockets and extension cords 
  • Remove scuff marks from bedroom walls 
  • Vacuum the mattress and dust of the decorative pillows
  • Wash and polish hard floor and laminate
  • Wash the windows from the inside
  • Wipe down window sills, frames and ledges
  • Wipe down bedroom radiators

Bathroom & toilet

Dirt is the most visible and least tolerable in toilets and bathrooms. That is why our check-out cleaning professionals put extra efforts to get these rooms sparkling clean. We want to make sure you will pass the final inspection and get back your deposit. That is why our skilled end of tenancy cleaners are systematically crossing off the following tasks of their checklist: 

  • Clean dirt from sinks, bathtubs, basins, taps, and shower fittings
  • Remove hard water stains from the sink, shower, and bathroom tiles
  • Clean limescale rings on all surfaces 
  • Wash and wipe soap dispensers
  • Disinfect and polish all metal and plastic bathroom accessories – towel rails, toilet roll holder, toilet brush holder etc. 
  • Dust and wipe clean the bathroom radiators
  • Thoroughly scrub and disinfect the toilet bowl and bidet
  • Clean the plumbing pipes behind toilet bowl and under sinks, if reachable
  • Clean water rings and soap stains from shower doors
  • Remove mould and mildew if present
  • Extract hair and dirt from all bathroom drains – sink, bathtub and shower 
  • Wipe smudges and fingerprints and polish all glass and smooth surfaces – mirrors, sink countertops, bathroom cabinets
  • Remove water stains, descale and wipe faucets, taps, showerheads, and other metal surfaces and fittings
  • Scrub away the accumulated dirt around the toothbrush holder
  • Clean the extractor fans in the bathroom and toilet
  • Scrub and polish all reachable bathroom tiles and surfaces

Kitchen and Food Preparation Area

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home, and your rental doesn’t make an exclusion. This area is exposed to food stains, grease, and high humidity, and it’s susceptible to the development of bacteria and mould growth. When our end-of-lease cleaners handle the kitchen, they meticulously carry out the following tasks:

  • Remove cobwebs from the ceiling and walls of the kitchen
  • Wipe off dust and dirt from the top of doors and doorframes
  • Clean and polish the curtain rails
  • Vacuum both sides of blinds and curtains thoroughly to remove accumulated dust
  • Degrease and polish all surfaces – countertops, tables, and around the sink
  • Clean the inside of all kitchen cabinets, cupboards, shelves, and drawers
  • Polish the outside of kitchen cabinets, cupboards and drawers 
  • Dispose of leftover food and piled up carrier bags and containers
  • Disinfect the kitchen sink and polish the taps
  • Clean limescale and hard water deposits from the sink and tiles
  • Degrease wall tiles and polish them
  • Clean mould growth if presents
  • Remove food scorched food, degrease and wipe off ovens internally and externally
  • Clean dirt, dust and grease from extractor hoods and cooking hobs
  • Degrease gas rings and control knobs
  • Clean and polish the interior and exterior of all kitchen appliances
  • Sanitise the waste bins 
  • Polish and stack kitchen utensils, cutlery, and dining accessories
  • Clean the windows from the inside
  • Wipe down window sills, frames and ledges 
  • Dust off and wipe all wooden surfaces (doors, door frames, skirting boards and furnishings)
  • Remove stains and polish all metal ornaments – knobs and handles, towel hangers, spice racks, etc.
  • Clean the dirt from the kitchen radiators if accessible
  • Dust and wipe power plugs and light switches 
  • Vacuum the kitchen floor
  • Polish wood floors and laminate
  • Wash tile floors

Oven and Microwave

  • De-grease the oven, hobs and cooker hood
  • Clean stains and scorched food from the oven, hobs and cooker hood
  • Degrease and clean the microwave inside and out
  • Scrub the grill pan and racks of the oven
  • Polish the stove on the outside
  • Clean the rubber seals of the appliances 
  • Wipe down the microwave doors
  • Degrease and clean all buttons and knobs of the microwave, oven, hobs and cooker hood

Kitchen appliances

Our check-out cleaners will go the extra mile when cleaning the appliances in the rental to make sure everything is impeccably clean.

Fridge and freezer*

  • Throw out food leftovers
  • Remove food stains, mould and mildew
  • Sanitize the handles of the fridge and freezer
  • Wipe down the rubber seal 
  • Move the fridge and freezer to clean underneath and behind if possible
  • Dismantle, clean and polish shelves and slots inside
  • Remove stains and polish the exterior of the fridge/freezer

*Please make sure to turn off and defrost the fridge and freezer at least 24 hours before our end of lease cleaners arrive.


  • Clean food residues and soap deposits from the dishwasher 
  • Remove dirt and mildew 
  • Check and clean the appliance’s filters
  • Clean the rubber seal of the dishwasher
  • Move the machine to clean underneath and behind if possible
  • Dismantle, cleanup and rinse all removable parts 
  • Clean the detergent dispenser slot to remove dirt and soap stains
  • Wipe the appliance’s handle

Washing machine

  • Clean the drum from hair and soap leftovers 
  • Inspect and clean the washing machine’s filters
  • Clean the door rubber seal 
  • Move the appliance to clean underneath and behind if possible
  • Wipe the detergent dispenser drawer to clean dirt and soap stains
  • Clean the washing machine’s handle and door
  • Wipe the outside of the washing machine
  • Polish all knobs and buttons

Tumble dryer

  • Clean the dryer inside and out
  • Wipe off the dirt from the rubber seal 
  • Polish all knobs and buttons of the appliance
  • Check and clean the dryer’s filter


  • Degrease, wipe and polish the outside of the appliance
  • Remove any food residues and bread crumbs 
  • Clean the inside toaster if possible
  • De-grease buttons and knobs of the toaster

Living Room and Dining Area

Be sure that landlords never fail to notice the mess and dirty furnishings during the final inspection of rental. That is why our end of tenancy cleaners put extra effort when dealing with the furniture in one of the most used areas – the living room. During the check-out cleaning we will make sure to:

  • Wipe and polish tables, desks, cabinets, and other surfaces
  • Clean all cabinets and drawers from the inside
  • Dust and polish dining chairs
  • Remove fingerprints and stains from the smooth surfaces
  • Take out the sofa and armchair cushions to aerate them and remove dust and dirt 
  • Vacuum armchairs, sofas, and other soft furniture* 
  • Move around all the furniture to clean underneath
  • Dust off and polish TV screens, internet routers, cables, remote controls
  • Wipe and polish wooden decorations and interior ornaments
  • Remove cobwebs from the ceiling and corners of the walls
  • Wipe the dust and dirt settled on top of doors
  • Wipe the dust covering picture frames
  • Clean the curtain rails
  • Thoroughly dust and vacuum both sides of blinds and curtains
  • Clean and polish light switches and sockets
  • Dust off and wipe light fixtures and lampshades

* Deep furniture cleaning is not a part of the move-out cleaning service. If there are unsightly spots and stubborn stains, we recommend adding sofa cleaning to your booking. You get a 20% discount when booking these two services together.

Hallway and stairs

  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and walls of the hallway
  • Dust of and clean curtain rails and picture frames
  • Remove fingerprints and stains from mirrors and polish the surface
  • Wipe window sills, window frames, and ledges from inside
  • Dust and polish doors and doorframes
  • Clean all skirting boards and woodworks and polish them 
  • Clean and polish the bannister, railings, and stairways
  • Wipe lights switches and light fixtures
  • Clean cables and electric sockets
  • Clean behind, inside and on top of shoe cabinets, wardrobes, and other furnishings
  • Dust all smooth surfaces and polish them 
  • Thoroughly vacuum carpets and floors
  • Clean and polish hard floors


Carpets and rugs should be spotless if you want to pass the final inspection with your landlord. As a part of our end of lease cleaning service, our team will:

  • Vacuum all carpets in the rental meticulously 
  • Move furniture to vacuum underneath

If the flooring needs deep cleanup or stain removal we can do it upon your request. Carpet cleaning is a separate service, and it will cost extra. However, you will get 20% off your final bill. 

Windows, Mirrors and Glass Surfaces

Every surface in the property should be spotless before you move out. That is why we will pay special attention to all windows**, mirrors, and glass surfaces around the rental. Our end of tenancy cleaning team will:

  • Remove any fingerprints, marks, and water rings
  • Wipe the smooth surfaces to prevent streaks 
  • Polish all glass surfaces – tabletops, windows, mirrors, etc
  • Dust and wipe down window sills in every area
  • Clean window frames to remove dust and dirt
  • Dust curtains, blinds, and shades

** We can clean the outside of the windows upon your request. However, this is not a part of our end of tenancy cleaning service, and it comes extra to your final bill.

If you don’t see the task you need to be done as a part of the end of tenancy cleaning, don’t hesitate to call us – we will do everything we can to get the job done and provide competitive price.