So we found tenants for our rental and theyre moving in Friday. The agent did final inspection yesterday after DH spent an entire weekend cleaning from top to bottom (he'd rather do that than watch the kids when I do and he's fastidious about it) AND we hired their suggested cleaner to come through and redetail everything to make sure it was perfect.
The agent has still come back with 35 points to be fixed
Three of them are valid and we're onto them, the rest I've discussed in detail with cleaner and she's able to fix some but others are just general minor wear and tear that no one could have prevented or fixed (such as light watermark on shower screen that can't be cleaned off - due to calcium in water or light marks on garage shelves inside cupboards from storing boxes etc there. It's being suggested that we may have to repaint all shelves. The marks are only slight and not heavy stains at all ).
I've spoken to the agent, as the cleaner will, and shes said that she will photograph all these issues and discuss them with the owner.
So upset that we may lose bond over something no one could have prevented when we kept the house immaculate.