Does a landlord have to clean before the tenant moves in?

Does a landlord have to clean before the tenant moves in?

Yes. As a landlord it is your duty to clean the
apartment before the new tenant moves in. All appliances must also be serviced and in very good working condition. Sometimes the house or apartment needs to be painted also. Windows and glasses must be cleaned. As a tenant, you should expect the house to be extremely clean and everything
in working order.

There is usually a pre-move inspection report that the landlord presents to the tenant. The tenant is expected to verify it and return it signed. If tenant doesn’t return the signed form, it is deemed accepted.

The lease contract should mention all these terms and conditions for clarity and unambiguity. Just reverse is the case when tenant moves out tenant is expected to clean the home and return it in more or less the same condition as when he moved in,
barring fair usage wear and tear.

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