Move Out Cleaning Checklist for Renters

Is your lease ending soon? Our rental move out cleaning checklist and instruction sheet will help remind your tenants of their cleaning duties.

While most tenants are aware that they need to repair all damages caused by improper use and negligence, not as many know that they're also responsible for cleaning up the property as well.

Our tenant move out cleaning list is a list of cleaning tasks that your tenant has to perform before moving out. If you have any other cleaning requirements, you're also welcome to add them to the list.

Landlords: While you're allowed to make security deposit deductions for extensive or professional cleaning expenses, it's going to save you a lot of trouble if tenants can do it themselves. When inspecting your property for cleanliness, take the opportunity to check for damages as well - Click here for our landlord inspection checklist.

Tenants: Most cleaning deductions are well unavoidable. To minimize deductions from your security deposits, It's well worth the effort to spend a day or two to clean and tidy up the property.

Rental Move Out Cleaning Checklist

Date (dd/mm/yyyy): _______________

Tenant's Name: ____________________

Address of Rental Unit: ____________________________________________________________


Thank you for your tenancy and we understand that you will be moving out of the premises soon. According to the terms of our lease, you have to vacate the rental unit in a clean, tidy and damage-free condition in order to receive a full refund of your security deposit.

The following is a list of tasks that you have to carry out before the end of the lease:

[     ] Clean all flooring, walls, ceiling, windows and doors of the property.

[     ] Remove all nails and screws from the walls and fill up all holes with putty.

[     ] Remove all stains from carpets, curtains, bedding and upholstery.

[     ] Clean and dust all furniture, appliances and fixtures.

[     ] Repair or replace all damaged or missing furniture, appliances and fixtures.

[     ] Move all furniture and appliances to their original positions.

[     ] Clean and clear the interior of all cabinets, storage units and kitchen appliances.

[     ] Trim the lawn and restore it to pre-lease condition.

[     ] Remove all personal possessions from the property.

[     ] Dispose all food, trash and unwanted items from the property.

Please ensure that all of the above tasks are carried by this date: _______________

Landlord's Name: _________________________

Landlord’s Signature: _________________________

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