Can I receive a deduction to my deposit for cleaning?

A landlord or agent can ask that a property is cleaned to a professional standard. Tenants are responsible for ensuring that the property is returned to the same standard of cleanliness they found their property in at the start of the tenancy, with consideration of any additional cleaning that was carried out shortly after the tenancy began.

If the property is not left in a fit condition, a landlord or agent can recover costs associated with returning the property to the condition it was found in at the start of the tenancy.

For more information, please refer to the Tenant Fees Act 2019: Guidance for tenants.