Recent data collated by the tenant deposit schemes shows that cleaning issues continue to be the commonest dispute between landlords and tenants, accounting for around 50% of claims. The most common cleaning issues reported include stained and marked carpets, ovens, heavy limescale to kitchen and bathroom fittings, grease deposits thoughout the kitchen. dirty surfaces and cupboards, etc.
It is essential that an agent provides detailed written and photographic evidence to support a claim. The team At Home in Edinburgh always undertakes a detailed written and photographic check-in and check-out so there will be a proof of condition at the start and end of a tenancy.
Agents & landlords need to ensure any charges they claim for are a fair reflection of the property´s condition at the start of the tenancy. It is therefore essential the property is cleaned to a professional standard before the start of the tenancy.
To reduce the level of cleaning disputes At Home In Edinburgh provides a detailed move out checklist to tenants 2 weeks prior to their move out date which explains by room the level of cleaning that is required.