If you are in rented accommodation you’ll know only too well that at the end of the rental period the carpets will have to be professionally cleaned. If you don’t then the letting agents will use that as a reason to retain some or all of your deposit. It’s an expensive time when you leave a rented property but hopefully we can help you with cheaper end of tenancy carpet cleaning.
When the time comes to leave your rented house you’ll have lots of things going on. Perhaps your moving to a different rented house, perhaps your buying a house or perhaps embarking on some other life changing opportunity. Whichever it is all you want to do is get out of your existing rented house as painlessly as possible and get your deposit back.
At this point the letting agent will probably supply you with details of a ‘preferred’ cleaner to do the carpets. The chances are that you’ll go with that cleaner as it’s the easy option. Just like buying car insurance or virtually anything else, your best option is to shop around. Don’t go just for the cheapest option as if the work is not done to standard the letting agent will reject it and instruct their preferred cleaner to re-clean at your expense. By choosing a quality local based expert who is not aligned to the letting agents you can be assured of a quality job at a price that will be considerably less than the option given to you by your letting agent.
As a illustration I have recently done two end of tenancy carpet cleans in Oakham where the tenants had been given quotes by the agents preferred supplier. In each case he had quoted £177.00. I quoted £110 for one of the properties and £120 for the other. The agents were very happy with the standard of cleaning and the tenants got their deposits back.