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  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by Piptrees View Post

    “To arrange for the Property to be professionally cleaned on the termination on the
    tenancy and pay for any cleaning services that may be required to reinstate the Property to
    the same order in which it was provided at the commencement of the tenancy including
    the cleaning of all carpets, curtains, cooker and white goods.”

    Ended 14th June.
    That clause is not longer enforceable and is no longer valid (Tenant Fees Act 2019 - which extended to existing tenancies on 1st June 2020).

    The tenant remains liable to return the property in the same condition as it was let to them, less fair wear and tear.
    If they don't, the landlord can claim compensation for any loss to the value of their asset.

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  • mind the gap
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    This is not an attack on OP, but in my experience the landlords who are most officious about demanding that tenants pay for professional cleaning at the end of the tenancy are the least likely to have ensured such cleaning happened prior to its commencement.

    There really should be no confusion about this. If the property is spotless and in excellent condition when the T moves in, as evidenced by a properly conducted and agreed Inventory and Schedule of Condition supported by photographs, then there is no need to include unenforceable clauses in the contract demanding any sort of cleaning; this is assumed.

    All the contract needs to stipulate is that the property is returned in the same state of cleanliness and repair as it was at the outset. If it isn't, the LL must claim via the deposit scheme, ensuring there is sufficient photographic evidence from checkout to prove the T has left the property without cleaning it to the same standard as it was in at check in.

    It's is also indisputably the case that the more lovely a property is to begin with, the more care most tenants will take of it. The converse is also true.

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  • mariner
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    A Tenant only has to 'return Property in similar condition,less FW&T, as of start of T.'

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  • Piptrees
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    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
    What does the tenancy agreement say exactly and when did the tenancy end?
    “To arrange for the Property to be professionally cleaned on the termination on the
    tenancy and pay for any cleaning services that may be required to reinstate the Property to
    the same order in which it was provided at the commencement of the tenancy including
    the cleaning of all carpets, curtains, cooker and white goods.”

    Ended 14th June.

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  • jpkeates
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    What does the tenancy agreement say exactly and when did the tenancy end?

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  • DPT57
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    A contract clause requiring a professional clean is now of no effect due to the Tenant Fees Act. Whether you would be able to persuade the deposit scheme that it can now be interpreted in some other way, such as that the tenant should ensure its clean to a professional standard is not certain.

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  • ash72
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    The issue would be what a professional clean is, you would need to show (photo's) or by the check-out inventory that it hasn't been cleaned. If the T then disputes it, it would be left to the adjudicator to make the final assessment. Would suggest you have a lot of photographic evidence.

    In your next tenancy, ensure you incorporate the costs of cleaning into the rent, so you can avoid the dispute and it's catered for in the monthly rent.

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  • Piptrees
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    Tenancy agreement clearly states carpets and curtains should be professionally cleaned at the end of the tenancy. Outgoing tenant did not have these done so presumably I have the the right to deduct these costs from his deposit?

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