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Quick Tip #16: Have Your People Call My People
Carpet cleaningIf your rental unit is carpeted, establish a relationship with a carpet cleaning service– someone that you like and trust to do a good job, before your next tenant moves in.
Then, encourage your tenant to use your preferred carpet cleaning company to do the move-out cleaning.
  • You know your unit will be clean.
  • The carpeting won’t be damaged by incompetence.
  • You can call and negotiate with the company if the carpeting needs re-touched while the job is still under warranty.
This way your new tenant can move in on time, and you can avoid a security deposit dispute with the previous tenant.
(Note: If you write this requirement into your lease, be sure to make it clear that the carpet cleaning is still the tenant’s responsibility– regardless of who they use.)
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