I hope someone can advise. My lease is up and I have been at the current house for 16months (extended lease month to month)
I got an email from the letting agents with a tenant checkout Document to follow for when you are leaving the proper word doc attached
As follows (question from me at end of page)
The inside and outside of all cupboards are emptied and thoroughly cleaned
The fridge and freezer are defrosted and cleaned out - Please switch off these appliances and leave the doors open after they have been cleaned
The cooker i.e. the hob / oven and extractor fan unit are thoroughly cleaned
The microwave is cleaned.
All cutlery, cooking utensils and dishes are washed, dried and put away
All surfaces and floors are washed.
Tiles, Mirrors and bath/shower screens are polished
Floors are washed
Hand basin, bath/shower and toilet are thoroughly cleaned
Bedside lockers and wardrobes are emptied and cleaned inside and out.
Carpets are hovered and shampooed
All surfaces dusted down and wiped with a wet cloth
Floors are hovered and washed
Windows must be cleaned on the inside (and also any windows on the outside which you can reach, e.g balcony)
Doors which have hand prints/marks are washed down
Any upholstery which is in your apartment: curtains, couches, carpets etc need to be cleaned (we can provide you with details of companies who provide such services if needed)
Any items which have been broken or damaged are replaced. This includes items such as light bulbs.
The apartment must be left in the same condition you got it.
Any furniture which was moved will need to be repositioned where it was initially placed (please see the inventories).
Any appliances which you brought to the apartment (e.g. TV etc) must be taken with you when you check out.
ALL personal belongings must be removed from the property.
ALL rubbish must be removed from the property
When I moved into this house it was clean but not immaculate.
The carpet upstairs in the main bedroom smelled a little. The Chests of drawer weren't clean I had to clean them.
Oven wasn't clean
The windows weren't too clean.
There was light bulbs blown.
Now I don't mind these minor things as I always would clean a place before I move in anyway.
My questions are:
- Do I have to clean the outside windows (am 6months preg not lazy - Yes could pay someone if have to)
- Do I have to get the carpets cleaned. If I do I would only be cleaning the hallway as this was new carpet.
- Do I need to replace the extractor fan thing that catches greese it could do with a change (was not new when I moved in)
- Plus there is mold on the kitchen wall and bathroom - Do I have to clean this. I had been cleaning it but have stopped due to moving out ( reason I am moving and had told landlord)
So I just basically wish to know do I have to do the things in bullet points or is the landlord just getting me to prepare her property for her next tenants.
Thanks for you advice in advance