Professional cleaning is often regarded as a luxury service and in most cases it is. For property investors, for example, it is a really important part of building a strong and compelling portfolio. But how do cleaning and property investment marry each other? In quite a few ways, in fact, and all of them lead to increased property value.
Most of the buildings investors buy require remodelling and very often complete reconstruction. When all the building and decorating work is done, the property is still not ready for new residents. What’s more, it is not even ready for listing on the market. Here’s when the professional cleaners come in.
After-builders cleaning is perhaps the most difficult and demanding service in the industry. It takes a long time and a specially trained team to remove all the paint stains, marks left from removals and clear the fine dust, which very often is barely visible but dangerous to inhale by future residents.
After the property is made spotless, investors book photographers to take photos and list their newly-reworked gem on the market for sale. Without professional cleaners, however, there won’t be as many candidates and the house price will significantly fall. Every investor is careful about their profit margins, so such a scenario is avoided at all costs.
End of Tenancy Cleaning
Some investors buy properties not to sell but to rent them out. And in that case, end of tenancy cleaning becomes a really important part of the puzzle. While the arrangement of service is widely assumed a tenant’s responsibility, not all tenants take it seriously. Sometimes residents prefer to lose part of their deposit instead of finding a reputable cleaning company. So, it is back in the landlord’s hands to ensure the place looks immaculate before the next tenants arrive. Much like property sales, lettings rely on good looks to increase the asking price. A dirty and badly maintained flat or a house would go on the letting market for less than a clean and beautifully arranged one.
Regular Cleaning in HMOs
A third type of property investors go for large residential buildings known as HMOs (homes of multiple occupation). These properties have some common areas and the responsibility of cleaning them lies with the landlord or property manager. Professional regular cleaning of the staircases, communal kitchens or bathrooms, as well as other areas accessible by all occupants is very important. It ensures healthy living conditions in the building and maintains its appearance, which in turn, increases the market price.
Professional cleaning services go beyond scrubbing and dusting. They can easily be regarded as a health investment and a property value booster. So, when you think about hiring a cleaner think about the future profit you can make for a pretty reasonable cost.
We, at MiraKal Cleaning Services specialise in end of tenancy cleaning, after builders cleaning, carpet cleaning, HMO and commercial cleaning. Give us a call when you need us.