Hello. Need help about exit cleaining

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  1. Famedevon

    Famedevon New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    This forum is quite informative.

    I just moved out of a property and unfortunately couldn't get time to clean it.

    Now the agent is chasing me for paying additional week's rent as they need a lot of time to clean the property and losing rent in the meantime, plus exorbitant cleaning costs.

    Finding who did what aside, what are my rights here? I'm well aware I need to pay the cleaning costs. Can I also be asked to pay 1 week rent to get the property back in pristine condition.(The rent is $800 per week so it would be a lot.). In general, can I be asked to pay rent after I've vacated the property and handed over the keys.
     
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  2. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Doesn't sound right.
    Normally as a landlord, we would get the place professionally cleaned, and the cost taken from the bond (copy of invoice can be provided to tenant).

    The Y-man
     
  3. Famedevon

    Famedevon New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. Exactly my thoughts. That's the process. And I have told them that I agree to it. I have even apologised and have promised to make immediate payments as soon as I get the invoice.
    But if they take 2 weeks to clean the property or 2 days, I believe I'm not liable for the rent lost in that period.
     
  4. ChrisDim

    ChrisDim Well-Known Member

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    If the property was left in a bad state and it can’t be put on the market until it is cleaned, then it’s only fair to get charged for costs and for the time the property wasn’t put on the market.

    I don’t understand though... why don’t you just organise to have the place cleaned ASAP so that everyone can moves on? I would have thought, talking to the property manager and organizing for the cleanup ASAP should be higher priority than seeking advice here.
     
  5. Famedevon

    Famedevon New Member

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    Thanks all. It is sorted now. The agent is getting the property cleaned and will charge me for the invoice value.
    @ChrisDim I vacated the property so the agent employed her own cleaners the next working day, with my agreement.
     
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  6. ChrisDim

    ChrisDim Well-Known Member

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    good man... life doesn't have to be hard. My heartfelt advice to you, if you can manage, is to try and buy your own place at some point. Even if you rentvest and you have to make sacrifices, it is still worth it in the long run. Best of luck.
     
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  7. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    can I assume that you put your foot down a little and they realised that charging you a weeks rent on top of cleaning was pushing it?
     
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