The National Residential Landlords Association and the Tenancy Deposit Scheme have produced what they call a comprehensive spring cleaning guide for landlords.
The guide includes essential tips and checklists to guide landlords, tips on how to avoid deposit disputes, and answers common questions about cleaning responsibilities. It covers all areas of the property, including external areas and gardens.
The guide is free and available to all landlords, agents and tenants.
Steve Harriott, TDS group chief executive, says: “As a deposit protection scheme that deals with around 22,500 initial dispute enquiries a year, half of our dispute complaints are related to cleaning issues. We understand that cleaning responsibilities can be a contentious matter between landlords and tenants, which is why we have created this spring cleaning guide. We hope this guide will provide clarity and guidance to landlords and assist in the smooth running of the check-out process.”
The guide also pushes the importance of a thorough inventory check at the beginning and end of the tenancy.
You can download a free copy here.
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