My rental is not clean, is the property manager accountable?
Question from Iain Bremner updated on 7th August 2008:
Our expert Jeff Montgomery responded:
Under the Residential Tenancies Act, tenants have to leave the property reasonably clean and reasonably tidy at the end of the tenancy. However, the Act does not state what standard of cleanliness is required to meet this obligation. If a landlord and tenant disagree whether the tenant has left the property reasonably clean and reasonably tidy, then they may apply to the Tenancy Tribunal to resolve their dispute. However, the Tenancy Tribunal is not able to resolve disputes between a property owner and their agent. If your daughter cannot reach an agreement with her property manager about this matter, she may wish to seek advice from her local Community Law Centre.
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