If you rent your property, you’ll know the difficult process of making sure you get back the deposit you gave to your landlord at the start of the tenancy. Deposits are usually taken so the landlord won’t be out of pocket if you default on payment or if any of the items in the rented home are broken or damaged.

When it’s time to move on you need to make sure you get this deposit back, and this can need more attention than just expecting you’ll get it back the first time you ask. When you rent a new property it can be a good idea to make some notes about the condition of items already in the property, and if you have the time even listing the individual items and categorising them by room type. This will make sure there are no questions about the condition of the items when you leave as you’ll have written documentation about them from the first day you moved in.

If you haven’t had the foresight to do this, a really good idea is to make sure that the accommodation is sparkling clean before the letting agent or the landlord comes to inspect the property. And the best way you can do this is to hire the services of an end of tenancy cleaning company in London to do the cleaning for you. They know what to look for and what to do, meaning you can get on with the important task of sorting out your immanent move,