When it comes to moving house you have enough practicalities to deal with, so if you can tick just one thing off the list it makes the transition of moving so much smoother. The stress of having your money tied up in bonds and deposits can be tough, and we’re here to help alleviate that tension!

ABClean are committed to providing you with an outstanding level of service and a first class end of tenancy clean for an affordable price.

The deposit protection scheme was set up to protect both the landlord and the tenant and www.shelter.co.uk has some great advice about deposits and what reasonable deductions you can expect to pay.

Deductions from tenancy deposits

Your landlord should not make any deductions from your tenancy deposit for correcting normal wear and tear or because you did something the landlord didn’t approve of.

Key advice

  • Always agree a detailed inventory with photos at the start of a tenancy
  • Ask your landlord for receipts for items deducted from your deposit
  • Get advice if your landlord tries to keep your deposit for normal wear and tear

Reasonable deductions from a tenancy deposit

Your tenancy deposit is money that belongs to you and should be returned to you unless your landlord can show they have suffered a financial loss during your tenancy. The landlord is usually responsible for returning your deposit even if you initially pay it to a letting agent acting on their behalf.

Your landlord can make reasonable deductions from the deposit for:

  • damage to the property
  • missing items
  • cleaning
  • unpaid rent.

Even if your landlord has a valid reason for keeping part of your deposit, the rest of it should be returned. You can ask to be shown receipts or estimates for items that have been deducted from your deposit.

Whether you would like us to come in and prepare the property for viewings or simply to clean before you return the keys, you can trust our team to help. Our fully qualified and experienced team can liaise directly with your landlord or letting agency to give you peace of mind and save you the hassle.

As part of the end of tenancy service we carry out a thorough clean including dusting, vacuuming and polishing all fixtures in all rooms and we pay extra attention in bathrooms to descale tiles and floors. If you require your carpets or upholstery to be cleaned, you do not have to go through the extra hassle of finding any additional companies. Call now to book your end of tenancy clean with London’s favourite family run cleaning company ABClean.