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July211979, Renter in 18643

does the tenent have to clean the carpets before he moves out?

Asked by July211979, 18643 Wed Aug 17, 2011

does the tenent have to clean the carpets before they moves out ?

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I don't think the tenants usually have to clean carpets. Landlords usually take charge of this and clean them after the tenant moves out. I've never lived in an apartment where I had to have the carpets cleaned myself. http://www.saywow.net.nz/index.php/our-services/carpet-cleaning
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 7, 2015
2011 was sometime ago, what ended up happening?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 3, 2015
Please refer to your lease agreement.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 3, 2015
I would suggest looking in your lease before anything else. Often times there are stipulations in there about what is expected to be maintained. If the lease doesn't say anything about cleaning the carpets, then it probably isn't an issue. Carpets should be cleaned in between the residencies of any tenant though, and with that being said, I think you should do whatever you can to help out the landlord. If I ever made a carpet look bad enough to be cleaned. I would want to do that work for to help out. It's also important to remember that you might not get your deposit back if you don't clean up the place and make it look good when you move out.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 26, 2015
I think that the best way to ensure this is to look in the bylaws. I don't think that in most homes this is the case, but I do think it is a good practice. Then the next tenant will be able to have nicer carpets. If the tenants do not have to pay for it, then I definitely think that it is a good idea for the landlord or owner to get the carpets cleaned so that the next person to move in has quality carpets that aren't worn down and dirty. http://www.allseasonscoast.com.au/carpet.aspx
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 23, 2015
If there's a mandatory requirement to have it cleaned, it will likely be noted that way in the lease. Unless that kind of requirement exists in the lease it would be left up to the tenant. Most tenants should choose to get this done if they have caused any damage to the carpets. Make sure you get a good company to come in and do the work for you. You don't want things being done improperly.
http://cleanandfreshcarpetcleaning.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 13, 2015
I agree, but it really depends on the condition of the carpet. If it is in very clean condition, I don't see any reason why they would spend any extra money to get it cleaned. We had a tenant that had a dog and two cats. We definitely made them shampoo the carpet before moving out. http://stainbusters.com.au/index.php/a-stain-buster-near-you/queensland/sunshine-coast
Flag Fri Feb 20, 2015
I think it depends on the contract. If it states in the contract that the tenant must have carpets cleaned before moving out, then yes. I don't think it is something that should be sprung on the tenants last minute though if it has never been discussed before. Either way, I think it is a good idea to have them cleaned. Rentals are a lot more appealing to renters if the carpets are clean and tidy. http://www.centralabcarpetdoctor.ca/en/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 6, 2014
If the contract clearly states it is necessary, then yes. If not, but a deposit has been given and that deposit is wanted back, it is ones best interest to ensure the rental appears to be in good condition upon departure. No reason to forfeit a deposit based on cleanliness. If you are moving in and would like to know if it has been performed, inquire with said landlord. If unclear, have it performed prior to moving into property.

Regards,
Chad Roberts
Broker/Salesperson
Realty One Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 29, 2014
Exactly. If you don't choose to have the carpets cleaned, then you can't complain about losing the deposit. It just makes sense to leave things the way you found them. If you stained the carpet, even by accident, then it's your responsibility to repair the damage. | http://www.phjservices.com.au
Flag Wed Jan 14, 2015
I think it just all depends on what is stated in the contract. I would hope that would be a given but some people may not want to pay that extra cost and try to get out of it. No matter who pays for it though, make sure you get a good carpet cleaning before moving in your belongings.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 23, 2014
I would think so but it all depends what is in the contract. Each place has their own rules. Some will do the carpet cleaning and others will expect that you take care of it.

Will Jenkins | http://www.mightycleanservices.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 20, 2014
This situation depends on the original meeting of the minds that took place prior to signing the lease, or even at the original agreement or lease signing table. If something was agreed upon where the tenant would clean carpets, repair and hold in wall or any difference that wasn't there prior to the tenant moving in, then yes they would be responsible. Otherwise, Rental Deposits are used as a "just-in-Case" for situations like such.
There are also general rules that allow for normal wear and tear, Carpets may/ may not be one of them. Things of this nature should be handled originally before the tenant moves into the apartment and put in the lease so no disputes can be arisen.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 18, 2014
I don't think tenants have to clean anything unless it's in the contract. If it is in the contract you will have to have everything cleaned all the way from the rugs to the windows. It's a hassle, but if you signed the contract you don't really have a choice. http://conscientiouscarpetcare.com
Flag Fri Mar 6, 2015
There is this thing called normal wear and tear. What that means is what is reasonable use of something.
If the carpet was not clean when you moved in, chances are you wouldn't have to.

How long have you been in your home or unit?

Did you have pets, kids, smoke?

Do you have any idea how old the carpet is?

To play it safe, have it cleaned. Call something like Stanley Steamer. Most landlords don't want you to go rent a carpet cleaning machine to do it yourself - you may ruin the carpet.

More detail on carpets, damage to carpets and how much a landlord may charge you to replace a carpet are on RentLaw.com - link below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 14, 2011
Yes, the carpets should be clean as well as the house before moving out. Their should not be any stains or damage done towards the carpet. Condition of the carpet should be in good shape as well as moving in.
Romona Vinson
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 14, 2011
Yes, the carpets should be clean as well as the house before moving out. Their should not be any stains or damage done towards the carpet. Condition of the carpet should be in good shape as well as moving in.
Romona Vinson
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 14, 2011
What does your lease say?

For a tenant to get back thier full security deposit there are several things they need to do. Regarding carpets, my leases states, "All carpets have been professionally cleaned and written proof given to landlord."
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 19, 2011
Much will depend on your agreement with the landlord/lease; however if the carpets were clean when you moved in, consider having them cleaned....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 17, 2011
The tenant needs to leave the property in the same condition as when they moved in... So if the carpets were clean, and they are not now... then either the tenant should clean them, or the property management company or owner can clean them and take it out of the deposit.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 17, 2011
Exactly. However, if the carpets weren't deep-cleaned when you moved in, I don't think you need to do much more than vacuum. The owner usually handles more intense carpet cleanings. Otherwise it would be inconsistent throughout the building.
Jenn | http://www.aussieprocarpetcleaning.com.au
Flag Mon Nov 24, 2014
It depends on your lease agreement. Some require that you steam clean the carpets and some will just deduct the cleaning charges from your deposit. Check the terms.
Web Reference: http://www.archershomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 17, 2011
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