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final cleaning of apartment

Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the regulations before leaving an apartment.

Before leaving the apartment, my friend and I were told by our current tenant (who also lived with us) that after the final cleaning of the apartment we cannot use the rooms we've cleaned again till we leave. That is, if today we cleaned the living room, we cannot even so much as enter the living room again until our moving day (which happens to be in 2 days)

Is this an actual rule, or is this guy just taking advantage? We payed a full month's rent - I do not understand how this could be true.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated

L
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Re: final cleaning of apartment

You properly meant landlord (guy who takes money from tenant, so that tenant can live in apartment).

Back to your question, the rule: At the handover the apartment has to be spotless clean (literally, as in "not a single spot is visible"). After the handover you can no longer use the apartment. How and when you achieve the spotless state is up to you. How and when you do the handover is up to you and your landlord. It may be on the very last day of your rental agreement, or earlier, or later. But if one of the two is stubborn they can insists on the date and time which is defined in the contract. Mostly this means Noon on the last day of the contract. If this day is an Saturday, Sunday, or Holiday it will be the very next working day. But for details check your own contract.
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Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the regulations before leaving an apartment.

Before leaving the apartment, my friend and I were told by our current tenant (who also lived with us) that after the final cleaning of the apartment we cannot use the rooms we've cleaned again till we leave. That is, if today we cleaned the living room, we cannot even so much as enter the living room again until our moving day (which happens to be in 2 days)

Is this an actual rule, or is this guy just taking advantage? We payed a full month's rent - I do not understand how this could be true.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated

L
I think this person was being literal so you can understand just how clean it has to be. I have seen a lot of people move out since being here, whose idea of clean is 180 percent different of what the person doing the final inspection thinks. And to be quite honest, the room shouldn't be cleaned so much in advance, unless everyone stops living in the apartment, because there will be dust and blow thru things like hair, skin, odors, etc.
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Re: final cleaning of apartment

I'm also finding a solutions as we at leaving our flat soon. I think, after reading a lot on the forum, bet idea is to pay a cleaning company that can provide you guarantee. Unfortunately they are so expensive! Good luck with that!
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I have read a lot of good review of http://www.zuericlean.com/ so I will contact to soon to come and give me a quite!
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Thanks! This helps me!
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