|Landlord Tips on Tenant Debris|
What Do I do when the tenant leaves a lot of junk in my rental after moving out?By John Nuzzolese
After a tenant moves out, the rental is supposed to be returned to the landlord in clean and undamaged condition. That means all the tenants' belongings and debris, junk and large items are gone from the premises.
BUT, we are in the Landlord Business. In this business, things don't always go as planned. Tenants don't always honor their word, their signature, and they don't always clean out the place on the way out.
Leaving the rental a mess or leaving the tenant's discarded items is NOT acceptable. The charge for clean up and removal of items from the property should be billed to the tenant and added to any balance owed on the tenant's account. These charges are normally added to the Security Settlement Statement and deducted from the tenant's security deposit.
Sending a pre-moveout letter of instructions to the tenants in the weeks before they vacate has greatly improved the performance of tenants in returning the rental property as it should be: Clean and Free of debris.
Move Out Clean Up & Debris Letter
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