End of Tenancy Cleaning
The Tenant Fees Act states it is illegal for landlords to charge tenants for professional end-of-tenancy cleaning services.
However, if the tenant breaches the clause that says they will return the property to the same standard as when they moved in, does this not amount to a breach of contract entitling the landlord to charge (essentially) for cleaning? Or, put another way, how can the landlord compensate for the agreement violation?
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Landlords may impose reasonable obligations on the tenant that affect their behaviour (including anti-social behaviour) and their visitors through the tenancy agreement. In addition, occupiers of HMOs have specified legal obligations under the Management of HMO regulations referred to above, and every occupier mus