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To think that if a landlord evicts you ie makes you homeless to sell you shouldn't get stiffed for cleaning charges by the agent when you move out?

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Bleddry Sat 13-Apr-19 17:07:47

Clean your own house if you want to sell it you tightwad.

headinhands Sat 13-Apr-19 17:09:38

If it's part of the tenancy agreement then you should.

AuntieCJ Sat 13-Apr-19 17:10:46

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heartshapedknob Sat 13-Apr-19 17:11:37

Cleaning a rented house when you leave is standard. They can and likely will take some of your deposit to clean if you didn’t.

ImHastingsDarling Sat 13-Apr-19 17:12:01

Of course you should clean the house!!

CalmdownJanet Sat 13-Apr-19 17:12:33

It doesn't matter why you have to leave ffs, don't be a minger and clean your own dirt. Yabu

Idontmeanto Sat 13-Apr-19 17:13:00

Unfortunately that’s part of the tenancy agreement.

Saucery Sat 13-Apr-19 17:14:34

I’m sorry you are losing your home but if it’s in your rental agreement then you are going to have money for cleaning withheld if you don’t do it yourself.

Solewindow Sat 13-Apr-19 17:15:28

Don't be ridiculous, of course you should clean the house.

AnnieMay100 Sat 13-Apr-19 17:16:00

It’s part of your contract everyone has to do it. I personally wouldn’t want to live in a house that was still in the condition as previous tenants had left it.

HappyMama01 Sat 13-Apr-19 17:17:16

Bet you haven't cleaned that place once.

Confusedbeetle Sat 13-Apr-19 17:17:34

Written into the agreement is to leave the house in a clean and tenantable condition. If you do not the cost of a professional clean can be legally withheld from your deposit. Why should someone else clean up after you?

Bleddry Sat 13-Apr-19 17:19:33

In this scenario it was actually cleaned, hired rug dr, etc, but evidently not to their satisfaction although no details given so are trying to stiff for a hundred quid. Not sure where they got the figure from as surely a whole house clean would be more than that if necessary which it isn't. Plus this is now making me question why I went to so much trouble anyway given that I'm not profiting from sale of house and in fact was made homeless by it.

There was a thread on here recently about an owner occupier selling and general consensus re cleaning was run a hoover round and wipe surfaces. Not sure why tenants expected to do more when it's not even their fucking house and they're not getting anything out of the sale.

ChicCroissant Sat 13-Apr-19 17:19:41

Why would that negate you cleaning the house as usual, never mind leaving it a clean and tidy condition - YABU.

ZofloraPrincess Sat 13-Apr-19 17:20:23

The landlord is entitled to sell their own house fgs. It’s pretty grim to move out of a house and not clean it - disgusting in fact.

Bleddry Sat 13-Apr-19 17:21:52

LOL instructive that no one replying to the owner occupier leaving and asking about cleaning called her a scruff or a minger. Love you guys! Xx

Billballbaggins Sat 13-Apr-19 17:22:12

Legally they can deduct any cleaning from the deposit but morally, evicting you etc I agree with you that it’s fucked up

ZofloraPrincess Sat 13-Apr-19 17:22:41

Not sure why tenants expected to do more when it's not even their fucking house and they're not getting anything out of the sale.

But it was good enough for you to live in before the landlord decided to sell? Why would you expect anything from the sale of a house that’s not yours? You obviously didn’t clean it to the expected standard. Your post title was very misleading btw.

Bleddry Sat 13-Apr-19 17:24:01

Landlords can't have it both ways. All this bleating about "it's my house" and simultaneously demanding someone else they're making homeless get it ready for sale. Which is it LOL?

gamerchick Sat 13-Apr-19 17:25:22

Oh behave and maybe have a bit of sympathy for someone who's yet again been evicted through no fault of their own by yet another private landlord hmm being stiffed for part of the deposit when you have to scrounge a fortune to find somewhere else to live would stick in the craw of anybody.

The sooner the private rental industry is regulated the better so this shit can't happen as easy as it can.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 13-Apr-19 17:26:30

instructive that no one replying to the owner occupier leaving and asking about cleaning called her a scruff or a minger.

Was it the same posters?

FWIW I think expecting a professional clean is too much on move out for anyone. But a deep clean, by the occupant, is sufficient.

ShabbyAbby Sat 13-Apr-19 17:27:15

I wouldn't bother with more than a cursory clean because I always get stiffed for the price and honestly it's not worth breaking my back or paying someone else to do it when they're just going to charge for it anyway.

StepAwayFromGoogle Sat 13-Apr-19 17:27:18

Are you suggesting that the landlord has no right to sell his own property? Or that you shouldn't have to clean a rented property properly if it's being sold? Either way you are being massively unreasonable.

gamerchick Sat 13-Apr-19 17:28:45

Bet you haven't cleaned that place once

Who's pissed on your chips today? Is there any need for that?

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 13-Apr-19 17:28:59

this bleating about "it's my house" and simultaneously demanding someone else they're making homeless get it ready for sale.

Well you could look at it as the landlord generously ensuring the tenant hasn't been homeless while they lived there but that's bollocks too. It's a financial relationship. Money for housing. Not an emotional or parental one.

The issue is actually the progressive monetisation of housing for decades. That's why we're in the shit we're in. Convenient for the establishment for landlords to blame tenants and vice versa, rather than working out the structural issues involved.

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