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Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Blue [IL]) Feb 13, 2018 8:22 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Vee [OH]) Feb 13, 2018 8:40 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Feb 13, 2018 8:52 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Blue [IL]) Feb 13, 2018 9:14 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Vee [OH]) Feb 13, 2018 9:18 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Feb 13, 2018 10:34 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Blue [IL]) Feb 13, 2018 10:37 AM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Moshe [CA]) Feb 13, 2018 4:20 PM
       Cleaning FEE, furnished (by cjo'h [CT]) Feb 13, 2018 5:39 PM

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Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 8:22 AM
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Hi all

For the first time, I am renting my fully furnished house for short term. (2 months). He wants to pay weekly; stable income (30 yrs w same employer) but terrible credit from recent divorce. Putting him on W-To Week.

GF is moving to the area in May and he needs a stop gap until then.

Since this house is furnished, I want to charge a cleaning fee of $100 on top of the deposit, for laundering etc which you would not normally have in a rental.

I do NOT want tenant to think that for $100 he can just walk away and not clean at all (like a hotel).

How should I word this? Or, should I call it something other than a cleaning fee...like an administrative fee?

Thanks!

PS, I've been renting this house to the same fellow MTM for 4 years and they finally closed his office and he moved. So have not faced this before.

I am getting a LOT of response to the ad. Looks like short term furnishes is a viable thing so I do need to work the kinks out for the future. --96.35.xxx.xxx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 8:40 AM
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Good idea, my wording is exit cleaning fee - I notice in summer rentals they charge 250, I have done 150 - if clean it can be sent out from the bank. I am about to try the air-bnb, hope to talk to you in St Looey. --76.188.xxx.xx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 8:52 AM
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A cleaning fee for short term and/or furnished is standard. $100 is way too low. --71.75.xx.xx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 9:14 AM
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I'm also collecting $400 deposit, which could be used for cleaning per my normal lease wording. --96.35.xxx.xxx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 9:18 AM
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Isn't the deposit for damages, furniture - busted faucet - window glass - holes in door/wall - picture missing (I screw them on now), my cleaning lady starts at 175, most places end up at 250... --76.188.xxx.xx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 10:34 AM
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You do need to be careful by adding it in to your deposit since state laws limit what you can use the deposit for. Just add it as an additional fee for cleaning. --71.75.xx.xx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 10:37 AM
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Yes....how to word it....my original question...... --96.35.xxx.xxx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 4:20 PM
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Generally, courts do not like cleaning FEEs. They recognize that tenants have to clean up THEIR dirt and that if they want to, they have a right to do the cleaning themselves to avoid deduction from SD.

CA law makes it clear that landlord may charge for he cleaning of the premises upon termination of the tenancy necessary to return the unit to the same level of cleanliness it was in at the inception of the tenancy. That makes it fair to both LL and tenant. Tenant doesn't have to pay for someone else's dirt and landlord gets his unit clean.

I personally solve the problem by offering to have a crew chosen by me clean at tenants' expense. My chosen crew does an outstanding job, so the apartment is absolutely clean at the inception of the new tenancy, and for a flat amount, departing tenant gets relieved of any additional responsibility.

Its not different from a cleaning FEE except that tenant gets a choice, although most of my tenants readily agree, happy to be relieved of residual responsibility.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Cleaning FEE, furnished (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 5:39 PM
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Bill,have to up that fee, no one will do it for that amount.And get a different tenant,With all the tribulations he has gone through,he doesn't seem to have learned anything...........charlie............................................................... --174.199.x.xxx



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