Can landlord do end of tenancy clean and claim costs?

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  • almalet
    started a topic Can landlord do end of tenancy clean and claim costs?

    Can landlord do end of tenancy clean and claim costs?


    I paid £200 for pre-tenancy clean only 6 months ago, ironically at request of new tenant who felt the cleaning of old tenants wasn't up to scratch. I know this is the going rate for end of tenancy clean as I’ve paid a different company much the same price before.

    This tenant only lived there 6 months but had left it in a much worse state, so it needed seriously cleaning.

    This time I hadn't banked on the company not being available so had to clean it all myself. This took hours and hours, so I want to charge to reflect this. Can I charge for it? I worked for 4 hours which is less than it took for the company to clean it 6 months ago.

    Can I actually do this though? I am not sure if I have to suck it up because I am not a professional cleaner by trade, or whether I can do this because it took me half a day to rectify.

    I should not have trusted the tenant's promises to get it to the same standard as documented at the start of her tenancy, but she was very convincing and I made a wrong judgement call. It's a tricky one because the tenant I had a few years ago was brilliant and left it immaculate, so had I pre-booked cleaners it would have wasted a lot of money. So I thought I was onto a winner again with this woman.

    Anyway, does anyone here know where I stand with taking something out of the deposit to reflect my 4 hours of cleaning?

  • jpkeates
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    You are looking for compensation and if £200 is the going rate, that's what you can claim.

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  • JK0
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    If you have check in and check out reports, I see no problem.

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