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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Creating a Cleaning Checklist: Post-Tenancy Edition
Here's a comprehensive cleaning checklist for both landlords and tenants to follow during the post-tenancy cleaning process. This checklist is designed to cover all areas of the property, ensuring that it is left in a clean and presentable condition.
Cleaning Checklist: Post-Tenancy Edition
Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities:
Dust and Clean Surfaces:
Wipe down all surfaces including countertops, shelves, and tables.
Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans.
Vacuum carpets and clean rugs.
Sweep and mop hard floors (wood, tile, laminate, etc.).
Windows and Glass:
Clean windows from inside and outside (if accessible).
Wipe down window sills and frames.
Doors and Handles:
Clean and disinfect doorknobs, handles, and switches.
Wipe down doors and frames.
Cabinets and Drawers:
Empty, clean, and disinfect inside and outside.
Empty all trash cans and dispose of waste properly.
Clean trash cans and recycling bins.
Clean the inside and outside of the refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine.
Remove and clean drip pans and filters.
Check and clean dryer lint trap.
Clean and disinfect toilets, sinks, showers, and bathtubs.
Clean mirrors and glass surfaces.
Replace shower curtains if necessary.
Clean and disinfect bathroom fixtures.
Wash bathroom mats and replace if needed.
Specific Landlord Responsibilities:
Inspect the property thoroughly for damages beyond normal wear and tear.
Check for any necessary repairs or replacements.
Conduct pest control measures if necessary.
Seal any gaps or cracks where pests might enter.
Make sure all utilities are functioning properly (water, electricity, gas).
Replace light bulbs if needed.
Lawn and Garden:
Trim grass, bushes, and trees.
Clean up any outdoor debris.
Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Replace batteries if needed.
Ensure that fire extinguishers are fully charged and in working condition.
Take photographs of the property to document its condition after cleaning.
Specific Tenant Responsibilities:
Repair any minor damages caused during the tenancy (holes in walls, scratches, etc.).
Inform the landlord about major damages that require professional repair.
Keys and Access Devices:
Return all keys, access cards, and remotes to the landlord.
Contact utility companies to transfer or disconnect services under your name.
Provide confirmation to the landlord.
Mail and Address:
Forward your mail to your new address.
Update your address with relevant institutions and authorities.
Schedule a final walkthrough with the landlord to ensure everything is in order.
Sign a move-out checklist with the landlord to acknowledge the condition of the property.
Keep a copy of the signed checklist for your records.
Return keys and access devices to the landlord or follow the specified procedure.
Discuss the deposit return process with the landlord.
Provide necessary information for the return of the security deposit.
By following this comprehensive cleaning checklist, both landlords and tenants can ensure a smooth and satisfactory post-tenancy process.