Your End of Tenancy FAQs Answered

If you are looking for a quick reimbursement of your tenancy deposit, you will have to do proper end of tenancy cleaning job. Failure to do a proper job would result in a dispute by the landlord which delays your deposit.  It is good to know a few things around end of tenancy London cleaning.

What are you required to clean as a tenant?

Cleaning the whole house top to bottom is your responsibility. If you are in a furnished unit, you will need to leave the furniture, carpets, rugs and the upholstery clean. You are also responsible for pest and mould removal. If your unit is a standalone, you will be responsible for cleaning the driveway and patio. The landlord is responsible for cleaning the shared areas like stairways.

Can the landlord force end of tenancy cleaning?

The landlord has the moving in inventory report to compare the state of the house when you moved in and how it is when you are moving out. If proper end of tenancy cleaning is not done, the landlord has a right to dispute and get the job done again. He can also take part of the deposit and use it to take care of the costs of proper cleaning. This will force you to do the cleaning all over.

How is end of tenancy cleaning north london done?

End of tenancy London cleaning services advise doing repairs before starting on the cleaning. This will restore damaged surfaces for better cleaning.  Engaging a professional cleaning service is always advised.  This cleaning must be good enough to pass keen inspection.  The minimum involves:

  • Living room cleaning

This will clean soft and hard furnishing. The rugs, carpets, upholstery and curtains should also be cleaned. Stains on the floor and wall should also be cleaned off.

  • Kitchen cleaning

Food crumbs and grease should be cleaned off the oven and fridge. Grease and other stains should also be cleaned off the wall and floor.

  • Bathroom cleaning

Lime scale and soap scum should be cleaned off the bathroom tiles. Drain holes should be unclogged and cleared. The bathroom mirrors should be cleaned and polished.

  • Bedroom cleaning

The walls and ceiling should be cleared off cobwebs and dust. Carpets, rugs, and curtains should get vacuumed. Bedside cabinets and wardrobes should be cleared off any junk.

  • Hallways, stairs and landings

The sockets and switches on the wall should be cleaned. Marks and stains on the walls by the stairway should be cleaned.

  • Other areas

If there is a veranda and garden, cleaning should remove junk and litter from the area around the house.

5 Tips to Becoming a Better Horse Trainer

Horses are magnificent animals that will readily acquire skills when trained properly. Just like a human pupil, a horse’s training largely depends on the skill of the trainer. Sometimes trainers will stick with the wrong way of doing things because that is what they know. These basic tips set the foundation of being a better trainer so that your horses will learn fast and painlessly.

Good preparation

Just like there is a curriculum for human training, you should too develop a training plan. This will enable you to take your horse through the paces in a gradual manner. Do not try to impose new moves and tricks without laying the basics. Good preparation will do half the work.

Have some goals

You should know what you want from the training. Do you want a circus horse or do you want a horse for the racing circuit? Or maybe you just want a horse who can ride really well? You should know what you want from the outset so that you can make your training plan with these objectives in mind. For example when training a horse for long day trips through crowded areas you should ensure that the horse is in condition and has the endurance for these trips. He should also get used to traffic and people. You also ensure that the dressage training is perfect so that he will carry you comfortably and not become grumpy.

Make a bond

Make the horse trust you before you start on any training. You can do this by taking on the grooming tasks of the horse. Take the horse for walks and get close to him as often as you can.

Be in good shape

A horse is a strong animal that will require flexibility and sometimes brute force to bring under control. You will have to work on your flexibility so that you can match the horse’s different movements. Work on your cardiovascular abilities as the horse will give you a good run from time to time.

Be patient

As much as a horse is trainable, he is not human. He will not learn as quickly as you want him to. Be happy with every progress you make. It means that the horse has acquired a new skill you can build on and move to the next, which is good progress.

Let the horse be

You will see a wild and fun side of your horse from time to time. Let him get over these periods of excitement before continuing. If he does not find the training fun he will become grumpy. Let him have fun and you will too.

Top 5 Horse Riding Tips for a Beginner

Getting on a horse unaccompanied for the first time is both an exhilarating and nervous affair. Here is an animal that can effortlessly carry you at three times your running speed. However, man has ridden the horse since time immemorial so it is an art that you can muster quickly. It will require patience attention and most of all respect for the horse. Here are some tips that will have you riding like a pro in a short time.

Befriending the horse

If a horse is not familiar with you he could get jumpy and even aggressive. When approaching him always make your presence known by walking in an arc towards him. Try to avoid eye contact while doing so which avoids making the wrong body language. Extend your hand towards the horse and try to nudge or pat him to make a bond.

Mounting a restless horse

A common mistake with beginners is trying to make the horse stand still before mounting. If the horse is moving about you should try to control the direction to which he is moving and try to find a point at which he is well balanced. Do not hang from saddle like you are climbing a tree but instead spread your weight on the two sides of the horse by pushing on the opposing side when mounting.

Sitting securely on the saddle

It is common to feel wobbly when on the saddle. This is corrected by sitting upright on the saddle which you do by imagining a straight line going from your ear to shoulder and down to your hips. Your feet should rest easy in the stirrup.

Controlling the horse

Controlling a horse involves a mix of body positioning, verbal commands and rein adjustments. A horse will get the signal to move if you give a verbal cue like ‘whoa’ and sit deep in the saddle. If the horse bolts suddenly, using the 1-rein technique can bring him under control. This is done by pulling gently but tightly to one side so that the horse’s head is turned. This will make him move around in a circle.

Breathe in tandem

Your body movements should be coordinated with the up and down movement of the horse. Breathing in tandem is one way of syncing these movements. In a canter or trot you should force your breathing to be coordinated with the horse’s until a rhythm kicks in.

Being a good rider comes with practice. It also comes by learning your horse and knowing his likes and dislikes so that he can enjoy the ride too.