Florida Rental Move out cleaning laws
We have lived in our home for 3 years in Palm Coast. Our realty mgt company gave us a vague list to do for cleaning upon move out. They did a "pre-move out" inspection once we gave in our 45 day move and I was asking questions about the cleaning. The lady told me that my best bet would be to leave the house in swept condition because more than likely they would call in a cleaning service regardless to how clean it is! She said if the house was spotless but she found one crumb in the kitchen or any dust anywhere she would have to call cleaners to reclean the entire house! She literally does the white glove! It was not THAT clean when we moved in! So I asked how much the cleaning fee was and she said she wasn't sure, anywhere from $275 on up (up to what??)! For a crumb??? And the cleaning company is owned by relatives of the mgt owner who are all from Russia. I used to clean homes for a living and told her this as I am pretty anal about cleaning and she said I could try but she may still find something and then I did all that work for nothing. I said "so basically, you are saying that there is no way to avoid a huge cleaning fee"? She just looked at me like "exactly".
Also, they refuse to do a move out inspection but will do a pre-move out?
She said if there were any nicks in the stucco on the corners of the walls/doorways they would charge to fill them in, isn't that wear and tear after 3 yrs?
We are talking about a $2300.00 deposit.
Is there anything I can do about this?
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