The landlord cleaning and maintaining their property well is what can make that property stand out. In this blog, we will share what your cleaning responsibilities are as a landlord. Moreover, we will also share what your tenants are responsible for. Then, we will explain why a cleaning company can be useful when cleaning your property.
Landlord Cleaning Responsibilities
Landlord cleaning responsibilities mainly consist of making sure that the common areas are clean. This will consist of areas such as hallways and staircases. Next, the landlord is responsible for all the maintenance and cleaning between tenants. Notably, you need to make sure that at the end of the tenancy, rooms are in the same state as before they were rented. Under certain circumstances, you can use the tenant’s security deposit to pay for professional cleaners. This only should apply if the tenant failed to carry out a proper end of tenancy clean.
Tenant Cleaning Responsibilities
Generally, a tenant’s responsibility is keeping their part of the property clean. However, this depends on the tenancy agreement so make sure the tenants understand it. Although it is the landlord’s responsibility to keep common areas clean, tenants are expected to clean after themselves if they made a mess. A tenant’s most important cleaning task will be at the end of their tenancy. The area that they lived in needs to be returned to how it was was before they moved in. Vitally, take pictures at the start and end of a tenancy for comparison. This is to avoid any potential disputes.
How a Professional Cleaning Company can Help You
As a landlord, you definitely have a lot of things that you have to worry about. By hiring a cleaning company you can take cleaning out of your schedule and leave it to the professionals. As a result, you will have more time to focus on other tasks or maybe even take some time off to relax. Furthermore, professionals use specialist equipment allowing them to carry out a more rigorous clean. This means that the quality of the clean will be higher. As well as that, you will also save money by not having to buy specialised equipment and cleaning supplies yourself.
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