Hi. We have recently been slapped with some charges for cleaning the house.
There are currently 4 people living in the house all on 6 month contracts starting at different dates.
My last contract was signed when my landlord was living with us. They have now moved out.
The Landlord and another tennact has moved out recently prompting the landlord to arrange cleaning of the comunal area. We had two days notice and was told we would be charged for this. We were also told this is done everytime a household member moves out and that everyone who is living there would have to split the cost.
Consiquently i will have to pay for cleaning the comunal areas now and again in two months when i move out. Along with the new tennants who have moved in.
I have lived here for 18 months and no profesional cleaning has been done in that time.
Is this normal/fair practice? and do i have a right to refuse payment?
The other tennant who has moved out has been told it will be taken out of there deposit.
No quote was obtained before the work was issued. And now it is complete we are still waiting to hear how much this will cost.
This is rented from a private landlord
Thanks in advance for your replies.