Tenancy cleaning can be a contentious issue. Cleaning standards are frequently a source of conflict between landlords and tenants. This is because, generally speaking, there is no explicit rules in place that both parties understand.
At maids4u, we understand the need for an honest, fair and clear standard to be stipulated and agreed on by both tenants and landlords. Without this explicit definition in place, problems and disputes can arise down the line.
And so, maids4u have defined a standard which is fair, transparent and meets the expectations of both parties.
What kinds of disputes might arise without a defined standard?
It's generally specified in any lease that, upon moving out, the tenant must leave the property clean, tidy and intact. However, this means different things to different people.
A landlord might raise a dispute with a tenant that their property was left unclean. They might demand they pay for the tenancy cleaning cost. However, the tenant might argue back that they have left the property exactly how they found it; and perhaps it wasn't clean in the first place? The tenant might even accuse the landlord of purposefully trying to find fault to justify withholding their deposit.
If unresolved, these disputes can lead to:
Delays in re-letting the property and associated loss of income for the landlord
Delays in settling / returning the tenant's deposit
Hassle all round
maids4U addresses these issues by offering an independent standard which both parties can agree on. Landlords and tenants are protected by a 100% No Quibble Guarantee so any issues are dealt with by maids4U, allowing landlord and tenant to quickly come to a settlement.
maids4U can arbitrate between landlord and tenant – both parties agree that the maids4U standard is the agreed standard and we can quickly determine whether or not this has been achieved.
If both Landlord and Tenant agree to go down this route, properties typically turnaround faster and deposits are returned in full and on time. The tenant has the freedom to choose to clean the property themselves or appoint an alternative cleaning company.
For landlords, we are also available for a tenancy clean after your property has been vacated. This will ensure that your property is appropriately up to standard before the next tenants arrive.
After your property has been professionally cleaned and certified by maids4U, we'll provide you with a certificate that specifies it has been cleaned up to standard.
You can then pass the certificate on to your incoming tenants with a requirement that they return the property to the same standard at end of tenancy. This can be written in to the tenancy agreement.
maids4U can also:
Inspect the property during the tenancy or immediately prior to end of tenancy and give you a free estimate of the costs to return it to the agreed standard
Issue a new certificate every time you have new tenants come into your property. Whether your tenants choose to clean it themselves or employ another cleaning company, we will provide an estimate for any remedial works which you can then use to justify a deduction from the deposit should it not be up to standard
Once your tenancy is over, you might want the peace of mind that the rental property is up to standard, and that you will get your deposit back with minimal fuss.
You can employ maids4U independent of any arrangement your landlord has for cleaning of the property at end of tenancy
We will undertake all necessary work as required by the landlord and issue you with a certificate of professional cleaning backed by a 100% No quibble guarantee – if there are any cleaning issues raised by the landlord which were in the agreed scope we will resolve the problems free of charge
By having your property professionally cleaned, you are far more likely to receive a full refund of your deposit as we act as arbitrator in any disputes with the landlord
As experienced, professional cleaners we know the standards required and have the equipment and cleaning materials to achieve them. It is very unlikely that you will be able to achieve these standards yourself and failure to do so may result in a significant financial loss as the landlord appoints his own cleaning to the company and you will have no say in scope or cost
Landlords may appoint whoever they can get to job done quickly so a premium charge will often apply
For your free no obligation quote or to discuss our services in more depth call now on 0800 689 0207.
"Wonderful Professional Service. My floors are gleaming. A pleasure to come home to. Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts today. Happy Customer"
"Please pass on my thanks to the girls – they were brilliant!! As you know the housework had got on top of us recently with my wife’s illness and the house was badly in need of a good Spring Clean. It was great that you were able to work around us and split the job over 2 days to minimise the disruption – Marjory really appreciated that as she is still feeling a bit under the weather. We will be in touch shortly to arrange Regular Fortnightly cleaning, now that we have the house back to normal we want to make sure it stays that way. Thanks to Lynne and Ewelina for all their hard work."
"Now back from holiday. I write to verify my/our thanks to you and your delightful team for your house cleaning. A "new" coffee percolator for me in the kitchen. Superbly clean cooker and oven. And lots more. And a brilliant new study too. A totally revived home. What a challenge you have left us!"
"I am absolutely over the moon with the clean today. Thanks for making sure the dogs were OK, hope they behaved themselves while the girls were working in the Kitchen? Thoroughly enjoyed the chocolates, thanks, it was a lovely touch."
"The girls did a brilliant job, please pass on my thanks. It was really helpful that you went round checking at the end too. My usual experience with cleaners is that I complete these few things myself, so I am very happy with your service, especially as I won't be there usually. The chocolates and card were a lovely touch too, thanks. I look forward to seeing the girls again in a fortnight."
"Kenny – looking at my diary commitments and annual leave I am not going to need a clean until the 15th January. At this time would like to send my thanks to the girls for the excellent work they have done and wish everyone a great Christmas."
"Hi Kenny - we are delighted with our lovely clean house - the girls were superb."
"Thank you very much for the cleaning service you provided yesterday. The ladies did a fantastic job, and we are both very pleased. Also thank you for the chocolates! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to friends and family, and will use your cleaning services again in the future. "
"Thanks again for a great job by the girls, I had felt like it was a mountain to climb but they made it seem easy! Went back today and felt a sigh of relief again! Thanks again and will be in touch in the new year once the builders have completely finished. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas."