We are often asked by owners to write into our tenancy agreement that at the end of the tenancy the tenant has to have the carpets cleaned professionally.
Under the Residential Tenancies Act we cannot do that. The tenant must deliver the carpet back to us in a clean and tidy condition – not more – not less. Unfortunately, the definition of what is reasonably clean and tidy varies from person to person and we have to be able to prove (that is why we take lots of entry inspection photos) that the carpet was clean before and was not after.
The only situation where we can specify the need for carpet cleaning, is if the tenant has permission to have a cat or a dog, in which case we insert the following clause into the tenancy agreement:
“The landlord will allow the tenant to keep ………..
This permission is also only granted on the condition that the tenant agrees to have the carpets professionally cleaned by CARPET TECH Phone: 021-0418982 06-8444320) upon vacating the property as there may be health and safety issues arising out of having the dog on the property. (allergies of future tenants)
Equally, the tenant can expect a clean and tidy carpet at the beginning of the tenancy.