Tenants Forced To Use Landlord's Carpet Cleaning Service

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The Public Vote: Should a Landlord Be Able to Dictate Which Carpet Cleaning Service Tenants Use? If Yes, Should the Landlord Cover Any Extra Costs?

Check your lease. Many leases will have that [the agreement] in there.

Last month, XYZ submitted a post on a social media website which stirred discussion about the legalities of landlords forcing tenants to use their preferred carpet cleaning service. XYZ had lived in their apartment for over three years, and had kept the apartment in good shape. XYZ had plans to move out, and had originally planned to steam clean the carpet themselves with a rental unit. XYZ’s landlord, however, wanted them to use a specific carpet cleaning company instead.

The general consensus of responses to XYZ’s post was to check your lease agreement. One response states to “Check your lease. Many leases will have that [the agreement] in there. Or, were there any addendums you signed? Can he produce proof that it was professionally cleaned before you moved in? If you answered no, then he can’t, legally”.

Another response states “Is it in your rental agreement? If it only says the carpets need to be steam cleaned then you can use whoever you want. There's no reason why the landlord can dictate which company you should use, you just have to return the carpet in a good and clean condition”.

Other responses also reassured XYZ that if you threaten to call the Residential Tenancy Office, your landlord will generally back down. As long as you keep all the receipts and take pictures before and after the clean, you’re covering yourself against incurring any additional costs from your landlord.

High Quality Carpet Cleaning wants the public to vote. Should XYZ have to cover the additional costs for using their landlord’s preferred carpet cleaning service? Or should their landlord have to cover any additional costs for the tenant, for using their preferred carpet cleaning service? Vote now for your chance to be entered in the draw to win a Free Carpet Cleaning (original value of $200) from High Quality Carpet Cleaning.

High Quality Carpet Cleaning is an Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration certified residential and commercial carpet cleaning service based in New Jersey. HQCC specialize in upholstery, furniture and Oriental rug cleaning as well as professional flood damage restoration. For more information, please visit http://www.highqualitycarpet.com/

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article should not be substituted for the professional advice of a lawyer. Seek professional legal advice immediately.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dominick Calderone Jr, please call Dominick at 1-732-356-6800 or email Dominick at admin@highqualitycarpet.com.

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