How clean should the property be when a new tenant moves in?
The property should be presented ‘reasonably clean’ in accordance with legislative requirements. Please refer to our guide to ‘Getting the Property for Your Tenant’ in Section Three for recommended levels of cleanliness.
As a very general rule we ask the tenant to leave the property at the standard they found it. In cases where the property is provided in an extreme level of cleanliness we ask the tenant to leave the property likewise. However in the case of a dispute legally we can only enforce that the tenant return the property in a ‘reasonably clean’ condition, this being their minimum legal obligation.