As a tenant, you kind of understand that wherever you are currently residing is not your permanent home and that you will eventually have to vacate once your lease is up. However, a lot of tenants, for this very reason, end up taking the property for granted. They do not really bother taking care of the place at all and kind of let it fall apart, and not only is that in bad taste, it will also end up costing them their security deposit because their landlord will rightfully use it to pay for the damage, repairs or cleaning costs once the tenancy comes to an end.
This is why you want to make sure that you understand your tenant cleaning responsibilities so that there is no room for misunderstanding or error later on. Cleaning your rental property is just as important and necessary as cleaning your permanent property, so it is important that you give your living space the clean environment that it deserves.
Now, there are a number of things that you have to make sure to keep clean, especially when you are nearing the end of your tenancy. This includes dealing with any stains on walls, especially along the kitchen walls, dealing with messes left by refrigerators and other heavy appliances, making sure that there is no problem in the bathroom and so on. You can find a more comprehensive checklist online, and you can read up on other people’s experiences with end of tenancy cleaning so that you have a better idea of what you should expect from your landlord’s inspection and so on.
Another route you can take is to actually professional end of tenancy cleaners to come to your apartment and clean the place properly and thoroughly for you in such a manner that even the strictest landlords cannot find a reason to complain.