13 Sep Carpet Cleaner Rental Agreement
This fee may be fair if you have left the carpet in worse condition than when you moved in. (No judgment, life is coming.) However, tenants are sometimes surprised by a tax when they have left the carpet in the state it was in when moving in. And from time to time, they are charged even after hiring their own professional cleaner, which means they pay twice for a service that can cost more than $100 $US. Some landlords charge a carpet cleaning fee and include it in their rental agreement. Others require tenants to clean carpets before leaving. Many of them live in states that do not allow them to deduct standard carpet cleaning from the deposit. Some landlords take responsibility for cleaning the carpet as part of the lease. This would mean that the tenant must clean the carpets professionally before leaving the apartment. However, if the tenant does not, the owners cannot deduct the standard cleaning from the deposit. You have to bring the costs differently. If you do not agree, do not continue with the rental. This office is regularly subject to rental contracts by our students that contain a provision stipulating that the tenant must have the carpets of the premises professionally cleaned during the extract.
After researching this topic, we believe that this provision is illegal. A tenant only has to leave the premises in a reasonably clean and suitable condition. Tenants do not need to leave carpets in a professional cleaning state. If the carpet cleaning does not exceed the normal price of a professional cleaner and the carpet does not remove any real damage, the owners should not charge a tenant for dirty carpets. In other words, landlords bear the cost of cleaning routine carpets when a tenant moves. When a tenant requests our review of this provision, we regularly let them know what the law requires and that they are required to comply with this provision, but no more. We always declare that this provision is illegal and we have informed several property management companies. MCA 70-24-403 provides that any owner who knowingly makes a prohibited provision in a rental agreement may suffer three damages. It is not inconceivable that this office or another tenant lawyer would later try to find a case for these damages. In this device, do not use chemicals other than those authorized and distributed by Rug Doctor.
Rug Doctor Ltd cannot be held responsible for non-compliance with the instructions for use by the renter or damage resulting from the use of non-Rug Doctor products in the equipment. Although every precaution is taken to ensure that your machine is in a clean condition when renting, you should check the cleanliness of the machine before leaving the rental site. Using a machine in a dirty state can cause damage to your carpet for which Rug Doctor is not responsible….