HMO Regular Clean

This is an essential service that all HMO owners/managers should provide to comply with legislation and to ensure tenants are happy and therefore more careful with the property and it’s contents.

“David & Jane” provide a regular cleaning service of all common parts and help owners/managers to comply with legislation. Where action is required, which falls outside the scope of our agreement, the issues will be highlighted to the relevant point of contact immediately by phone or email.

Here is a brief overview of our standard regular weekly clean programme:

Kitchen (where possible)

  • Dust high up tops
  • Dust Light Fixtures
  • Remove Cobwebs
  • First wipe on all counter tops, around hob and sink
  • Smudges removed from cabinets & drawers
  • Smudges removed from doors & light fixtures
  • Wipe down exterior of Washing machine
  • Apply product to cleared work surfaces and wipe thoroughly
  • Dry counter tops
  • Wiping down appliances & under them
  • Sink cleaned
  • Clean exterior of Microwave cleaned (& interior at extra cost)
  • Clean exterior of Refrigerator (& interior at extra cost)
  • Clean exterior of Oven (& interior at extra cost)
  • Clean hob
  • Wipe down Tables & Chairs
  • Remove rubbish, Clean & Reline bin
  • Dust/Vacuum skirting boards
  • Sweep floor
  • Mop floor

Common Living Areas

  • Dust Ceiling light shades
  • Remove Cobwebs
  • Dust Blinds
  • Wipe down Window Sills & Sashes
  • Dust Picture Frames & Knick-Knacks
  • Wipe down/Dust Mirrors
  • Smudges removed from doors & light switches
  • Wipe down/Dust Furniture
  • Remove Rubbish, Clean & Reline bins
  • Dust/Vacuum Skirting boards
  • Sweep off Front Porch
  • Clean glass on Front Door & French Doors if any
  • Clean Sliding Glass Doors if any
  • Vacuum Steps
  • Sweep or Vacuum floors
  • Flat mop all hard floors

Bathrooms

  • Dust light fixtures
  • Remove Cobwebs
  • Wipe down Window Sills & Sashes
  • Dust Picture Frames & Knick-Knacks
  • Smudges removed from Cabinets & Drawers
  • Smudges removed from Doors & Light fixtures
  • Sinks & Counters Scrubbed & Cleaned
  • Bathroom Fixtures Cleaned & Shined
  • Mirrors Cleaned
  • Shower Glass Cleaned and tub scrubbed
  • Toilet Scrubbed Clean
  • Remove all rubbish, Clean rubbish bins
  • Dust/Vacuum skirting boards
  • Sweep or vacuum floors
  • Flat mop all hard floors

Responsibilities of managers of HMO properties

All Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are subject to regulations to make sure they are properly managed. The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 and the Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007 place the following duties upon the manager of a house in multiple occupation (HMO). Failure to comply with the regulations is a criminal offence. This section highlights one of the key duties in the regulations.

Duty to maintain common parts, fixture, fitting and appliances

All common parts must be kept clean, safe, in good decorative repair and working order and free from obstruction. In particular, handrails and banisters must be provided and kept in good order, any stair coverings securely fixed, windows and other means of ventilation kept in good repair and adequate light fittings available at all times for every occupier to use.

Gardens, yards, outbuildings, boundary walls/fences, gates, etc., which are part of the HMO should be safe, maintained in good repair, kept clean and present no danger to occupiers/visitors.

Any part of the HMO which is not in use (including areas giving access to it) should be kept reasonably clean and free from refuse and litter.

There is also a duty to provide waste disposal facilities:

No litter should be allowed to accumulate, except for that stored in bins provided in adequate numbers for the requirements of the occupiers.
Arrangements need to be made for regular disposal of litter and refuse having regard to the council’s collection service.

If you would like a quotation for a regular clean of your tenanted properties, please contact us and we will meet with you and discuss the services we can provide. There is absolutely no obligation and the initial consultation is free of charge.