Did I fulfill my lease terms and am I due my full security deposit
? And if landlord continues to reject, will I have a good chance in successfully suing my landlord? I have hired professional carpet cleaners and washed the rest of the house by hand. After landlord was not satisfied, I hired licensed professional move-out cleaning service. Landlord was still not satisfied and wants to deduct from my deposit to pay for a different cleaning service. I offered Landlord contact information of my cleaning service so that she could discuss and work with them to come back and get unit to her satisfaction. She refuses to contact them herself and wants me to manage the cleaning but I have little to no time. Also, this might not apply but landlord did not state the conditions of the unit upon move-in(Unit was terrible and not a single spot was clean upon move-in but I have no photographic evidence, just roommates
that can attest).
Below is the section of the lease agreement applicable:
"Upon notifying the Landlord of the termination of the Rental Agreement
, the Tenant must have the entire Unit cleaned by a licensed professional house cleaner. This includes washing the screens, louvers, refrigerator, washer, dryer, range, tile floors mopped and waxed; showers and toilets cleaned; drawers in the kitchen and closets cleaned; light fixtures
wiped and cleaned; carpet must be cleaned by a licensed professional carpet cleaner; and the outside steps cleaned.
The Landlord will do the final inspection and if it does not meet with the Landlord’s satisfaction, then you will not be refunded the deposit of $600. If you choose to have it redone by the licensed professional cleaners, it must meet with the approval of the Landlord. The initial cleaning and any costs to correct the problem will be paid by the Tenant. "