I have bill my tenant with house and carpet cleaning after he moves out. also billed him for broXXXXX XXXXXght bubbles and light fixture. but he refused to to pay. my questions is: should tenant pay for the cleaning and carpet deep clean?
Thank you for the post, how long was the tenant in the property and is the carpet in need of cleaning due to normal wear and tear or are there well soiled stains in the carpet that need to be removed (e.g. pet urine, wine stains, etc)?
the tenant had a year lease.. Carpet was just normal wear and tear
tenant claim that he had professional maid service before they moved out, but when i check out the after they left, I can tell the dust on window blinds, and window frames.. there were also moles in the bathroom. that is why I hired the professional clean services.
I have pictures taken for all the area that is not clean.
I deducted from the deposit, but now he is refuse to accepted the bill and treated to sue me.
Thank you, unless per the lease the tenant had the duty to restore the property to "move in" condition, this would not be a tenant liability as with each tenancy it is expected there will be some wear and tear on the property.
for the house or just the carpet.
what about the broXXX XXght bubbles and light fixtures.
do you mean broXXX XXght bulbs?
in what way is the light fixture broken?
the light fixture is mission.. it is combination of ceiling light and ceiling fan.. and there were a cover that covers the light bulbs. and that is mission.
Thank you, you can deduct for the cover that is missing on the ceiling fan. But the light bulbs are a wear and tear expense, unless the lightbulbs are damaged in such a way that you cannot simply put new light bulbs in. If this is the case, you can deduct for a new light fixture.
I am still not quit understand, the tenant said that he had professional to clean the house, but there is still mole in the bathroom.. and dust on the window blinds and window frames.. so clearly it is not been cleared.. I am not sure why the owner, me have pay for the cleaning.
Because with each new tenancy which expires, a landlord is expected to repair wear and tear items, repaint the interior (if necessary) and clean the property so that the property is in "showable" condition for prospective tenants.
If your lease required that your tenant restore the property to the condition it was in when he moved in, then this would not be your responsibility and you can deduct from the security deposit for these fees. But if your lease did not state this, then you have to absorb the fees for wear and tear repairs/cleaning.
okay.. thank you very much.. I think I have to take look the lease and find it out if that is in it.
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one more thing. it is legal to have such amendment to the lease?
In what state is the property located?
I mean, have the tenant clean the house to showable condition?
Yes, such a provision is legal in Texas.
great, thank you..
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