(941) 896-3012 Admin@AdkinsBuilt.com

To Clean or Not to Clean

Nov 26, 2019 | Uncategorized

Having a clean property has several important implications. Presenting a clean property will appear idealistic in photos and during tours, appealing more to potential tenants. The state of your rental’s cleanliness also offers applicants insight toward the kind of person and landlord you will be. Your rental’s cleanliness even has legal repercussions for both landlord and tenant if unsatisfactory.

When preparing your property for rent, you don’t need to deep-clean every surface of the house. This only creates more work for you and adds unnecessary stress during the marketing period. Focus your time and energy on making the most noticeable parts of the house clean and presentable. These areas include:

  • Windows
  • Bathrooms (including toilets and showers)
  • Floors/carpets
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Mirrors

These areas are the most noticeable when dirty. Having them quickly cleaned, dusted, or washed will give your property a more sophisticated appearance with minimal effort. Tenants will likely enact deeper cleaning measures upon moving in.

According to legislative requirements, your property is contractually required to be “reasonably clean.” Essentially, your property should be an inhabitable, safe dwelling space that is appealing to potential tenants. If it is dirty enough that you wouldn’t currently be comfortable living in it, it won’t appeal to applicants and will not meet legal requirements.

When a tenant moves out, they are generally obligated to leave the property as clean as they found it upon moving in. In cases where the property was immaculately clean to begin with, tenants are expected to restore it to that standard before they leave. Be sure to thoroughly discuss these terms with your tenants before their contract is signed to avoid later disputation and extra cleaning on your part.

If legal issues were to arise and you wanted to charge your tenants for lack of cleanliness upon ending their contract, you can only enforce the “reasonably clean” standard for your property.

Adkins Building and Construction can help you to give your property a facelift with our remodeling services.  With our team, your property will be in perfect shape for renting!


More Articles To Explore

Attached or Detached? Choosing the Right Home Expansion Method for Your Manatee County Residence

When considering expanding usable square footage under air for a residential property located in Manatee county there many considerations which must be addressed. Perhaps the most significant of these considerations is whether to attach the additional square footage...

How to Ensure a Seamless Project with the Help of a Skilled General Contractor

When it comes to any large-scale construction remodel or custom build, hiring an experienced general contractor is one of the most important steps. That’s because a general contractor has the extensive expertise needed to facilitate and manage the entire project, from...

Navigating the Industrial Construction Process with Adkins Building & Construction’s Expertise

At Adkins Building & Construction, we understand the complexity and importance of industrial construction projects. Our team has extensive experience in constructing manufacturing facilities, refineries, ports, and more. Our expertise allows us to provide a wide range...

Why you Need a Professional Commercial General Contractor and Designer for your Retail Build-out

Retail build-outs are a type of commercial construction that involve the design, installation, and completion of a space for use in retail businesses. This type of construction requires detailed planning and execution to ensure that the end result meets the needs of...

Build Your Dream Home with the Professionals at Adkins Building & Construction

When it comes to building your dream home, hiring the right company is the most important decision you can make. Our custom design/build experts at Adkins Building & Construction, recently recognized as the best custom home builder in Bradenton, understand that...

Renovation Tips for Your Retail Store

Renovating your retail store can be a complex process since you need to pay attention to several details and ensure that everything is on track for reopening. Here are a few tips that can help you navigate your retail store renovation. Load Fixtures Properly If you're...

5 Tips for Custom Building Your Dream Home in 2023

The new year is the time for new beginnings and the perfect opportunity to kickstart your custom home construction project. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure your custom home-building project is in line with the latest trends and meets all your requirements....

5 Things to Consider While Building a New Beach House

Owning a vacation beach house in Florida may sound awesome, but one of the biggest challenges of building a house by the beach is its proximity to the salty sea water, humidity, exposure to direct sunlight all year round, and salt spray corrosion. So here are five...

Latest Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

The average American spends more than 400 hours in the kitchen each year, so it’s no surprise that many people love keeping their kitchen up to date with all the current trends. Combining the latest trends with classic designs is an age-old art that can enhance your...

Things to Pay Attention to During a Beachside Hotel Construction Project

A beachside hotel not only gives you a luxurious feeling but enables you to relax and enjoy yourself by the sea. However, coastal infrastructure poses a different challenge for property developers and architects. From a humid climate to changing seasons and...