Cleaning is the number one reason for landlord/tenant deposit disputes, so the cleaner and tidier you leave the property, the more likely you are to get your full deposit back.

If you’re feeling brave, crack out the marigolds and get stuck in. If you don’t fancy getting your hands dirty, however, you can always arrange for a professional clean of the property, prior to your check-out appointment. The upholstery, carpets, windows, curtains, appliances, gutters and outdoor areas will all need to be left in the same state as at the start of your tenancy.

All rubbish or personal belongings should be removed, and light bulbs replaced (where necessary). Any decorative damage, such as holes caused by picture hooks etc, must be repaired before the inventory check-out is conducted.