To get your security bond back, your rental property must be in top condition. It would be best if you cleaned it properly. You can hire a company to do your end-of-tenancy cleaning, or you can do it yourself. It is a good idea to have a checklist for moving out.

Premium Clean has put together a guide that will help you complete an excellent end-of-tenancy cleaning. This guide will make moving easy and stress-free.

Are You able to do the End of Tenancy Cleaning by Yourself?

You have the final say. The size of the area you need to clean and the time available will influence your decision. It might be more expensive to hire a professional cleaning company for end-of-tenancy cleaning in auckland, but it will pay off in the long term. This option is worth exploring.

Checklist for End of Tenancy Cleaning

New Zealand law requires that you leave your rental property spotless for new tenants. It would help if you cleaned it from top to bottom. However, it would help if you put extra effort in certain areas. Here are the areas you should focus on in order to get your security back.

  • Cleanse the corners and ceilings of your bedroom walls
  • All surfaces that can be reached – shelves, cabinets, nightstands and wardrobes – should be swept clean.
  • Clean the doors, frames and curtain rails.
  • Dust and vacuum the curtains and blinds
  • Make sure to clean the mirrors
  • All lamp fittings and lampshades should be cleaned
  • Polish and clean the fixtures, such as doorknobs and door handles
  • Clean out the light switches and power sockets
  • Vacuum the mattresses
  • Polish and clean the floors
  • Make sure to clean the windows from the outside in
Bathrooms and toilets
  • Clean all taps, basins and fittings.
  • Remove hard water stains
  • Remove limescale rings
  • Use soap dispensers to scrub and wipe clean
  • Towel rails and curtain rails can be polished and cleaned easily
  • Bidet and scrub the toilet bowl
  • Make sure to clean the doors and panels of the shower.
  • Get rid of any signs and marks of mould or mildew, such as bath marks.
  • Clear the drains
  • Wipe down mirrors and glass surfaces
  • Showerheads and descale taps for metal surfaces
  • Make sure to clean and scrub bathroom tiles and other surfaces
Living Room and Dining Area
  • Polish tables, cabinets, desks, and all other surfaces.
  • All drawers and cupboards should be cleaned
  • All chairs, including the sofa, should be cleaned and polished
  • Vacuum and sweep under furniture
  • Get rid of the remotes, cables, and TV screens
  • Dust the ceiling, walls and floors.
  • Clean the curtain rails and picture frames
  • Make sure to clean the light switches and switches
  • Dust and vacuum the curtains and blinds
  • Make sure to clean the windows from the outside in
  • Clean the carpets and vacuum them
  • Polish and mop the hard floors
Kitchen and Cooking Areas
  • Clean the ceiling and walls of your kitchen
  • Clean the cabinet, curtain rails and window frames of your doors.
  • Vacuum the carpets and blinds
  • All countertops, sinks, work surfaces and taps should be cleaned and polished
  • Clean the interior of the pantry, kitchen cabinets and shelves.
  • Clear accumulated limescale and water deposits
  • Take out any signs of mildew and mould.
  • Clean grease off wall tiles, extractor Hoods, and cooking stoves
  • Clean the oven, microwave, range, freezer, and refrigerators
  • Remove dust and dirt from under the appliances.
  • Clean, vacuum, and sanitize your kitchen floors

Are you overwhelmed by all the areas that need cleaning? Book this service to ensure a stress-free end to tenancy cleaning Wellington. Premium Clean allows you to tick the boxes for move out cleaning.

Wrap it up!

As a tenant, you are responsible for cleaning up after the termination of your lease. Your landlord will return your deposit if you hand it in a timely manner.

This is not something you have to do alone. Premium Clean can help you pass the final inspection and satisfy even the most demanding landlords. This checklist is what we use to clean your Wellington end-of-tenancy.