Today the landlord brought over a moving out list. It says, room by room , with basic stuff like clean toilets and such, but it also has things like cleaning all blinds, ceiling fans, window SCREENS,baseboards, stuff like that. Now, we are planning on doing most of that anyways, but really window screens?! And none of this was cleaned when we moved in , the ceiling fans rained dust when we moved in. And it say if these things aren't done we'll have to pay $35 an hour for a professional to do it.
But the kicker is the letter said that the cost of professional carpet cleaning will be deducted from the deposit (they are literally no spots, stains are anything in the carpet) and "X" company will be cleaning it and we COULD NOT use another company or do it yourselves. The company is the landlords business, he is the owner/operator. Is that even legal?! I did a little online research and it looks like normal use, not excessively dirty or stained, cannot be deducted. Anyone have any experience wth this?
I plan on taking a lot of pictures and have the landlord do a walk through and sign my own stupid checklist when we move out.
Oh, and it says we have to be out by noon on the last day of the month o_O