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Community care grant to hire end of tenancy cleaner?

(7 Posts)
paintandbrush Sat 26-Mar-16 18:28:07

Hi, landlord here. Tenant is moving out and is eligible for a community care grant which is being used to cover costs of removal team. However, I fear a lot of rubbish will be left as tenant is only taking essentials (the new place comes furnished).
My question is, would this also cover a cleaning team? The house is in a real state (think squalid hoarder, mulch layer of clothing and cat fur on most floors). How would tenant go about applying for this?

AndNowItsSeven Fri 22-Apr-16 20:22:05

No of course not.

MsMommie Fri 22-Apr-16 20:25:14

No, it wouldn't.
But you can withhold the deposit paid if the house is not left in a reasonable condition.

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Fri 22-Apr-16 20:37:58

I didn't know community care grants still existed
Clearing the house is your job if the tenant doesn't do it, that's what the deposit is for

RudeElf Fri 22-Apr-16 20:41:08

How did you let it get to that state?

specialsubject Fri 22-Apr-16 21:24:30

The landlord didn't, the tenant did. Squalor doesn't take long and landlords can't go round that often.

RudeElf Fri 22-Apr-16 21:32:29

Yeah ok

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