New Carpets Vs Cleaning

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    New Carpets Vs Cleaning

    Hi all,

    I am sure the question of cleaning is raised all the time so I shall keep this brief as I have yet to see/cannot find a similar case.

    Before the tenant moved in carpets were newly installed.
    Inventory by a 3rd party states domestically cleaned to v good standard.
    Contract states property to be cleaned to a professional standard.
    Tenant has not hired a professional company to clean the carpets.

    Can professional carpet cleaning company be brought in?
    Can new carpets be classed as being professionally clean?

    Many thanks all

    If the carpets are not to a standard equivalent to a professional standard, the landlord is entitled to compensation for their loss arising from a breach of the term.
    Which would be the (mitigated) cost of getting them to that standard.

    There is no such thing as an agreed "professional standard" for carpet cleaning.
    That said, it's the standard that's "professional", not the people working on the carpet to get it into that state.

    It doesn't matter what the inventory says or the original condition of the carpets, there's no term requiring the carpets to be in any particular condition when the tenancy began.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


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