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HMO and Communal Area Cleaning 

 Cleaning is vital to keep the property at its best and tenants happy. Able Commercial Kleaners has vast experience working with both letting agents and private landlords and is able to tailor all cleaning to the needs of the particular house. We also pride ourselves in the reporting of any issues, maintenance or otherwise, acting as an informal property check. 

Fully trained and reliable staff with expert knowledge.
All staff are DBS checked and employed.
Family run and a personal point of contact at all times
Bespoke service suited to your individual requirements

Our specialist teams will come into the shared space to clean, disinfect, dust, vacuum and polish the communal living spaces, including but not limited to:

  • Reception areas

  • Main and alternative entrances

  • Offices and staff rooms

  • Lift areas

  • Stairs, landing, and hallways

  • Kitchen, dining, and common rooms

  • Toilets, bathrooms, and washrooms

  • Waste areas

  • Public thoroughfares

  • Garden maintenance

Who is responsible for communal cleaning in HMO's?

 The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 says about maintaining common parts:

7.—(1) The manager must ensure that all common parts of the HMO are—
(a) maintained in good and clean decorative repair;
(b) maintained in a safe and working condition; and
(c) kept reasonably clear from obstruction.

It’s important to note that the landlord can delegate the task of cleaning to the tenants, but ultimately the landlord remains responsible for ensuring the communal areas are clean.

Communal cleaning considerations

It is easy to assign responsibility for someone to look after cleanliness and hygiene standards in their own office, but in communal areas, standards can slip and become a problem, because no one has direct responsibility. This can mean that issues don’t get reported, items don’t get replaced and standards soon deteriorate.

Assigning responsibility for communal areas enables a nominated person to undertake daily monitoring above and beyond what the professional cleaning company are doing. A reporting system enables matters to be addressed and ensures standards are maintained. It also enables the cleaning company to have a point of contact to liaise with, to highlight issues day-to-day and to work with in striving to achieve continual improvement.

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