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    Default how little can you get away with

    cleaning wise for a rental inspection? I am already at breaking point, house is a tip, garden a jungle, me not functioning but I have just discovered that I have an inspection next Tuesday - zero chance of getting everything (or probably even anything) done before then.

    So if you had to pick what would be the essential things you would do?

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    Bathroom, toilets, oven, walls, would be a priority for me. That's just my opinion though...

    Can you ask to have the inspection pushed back?

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    neat tidy. beds made, vaccumed, mopped, toilets and sinks cleaned dishes done
    washing hidden away
    inside rubbish outside in wheelie.
    out side lawns mowed.

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    Kitchen/bathroom. Everything picked up and put somewhere. Maybe a quick vacuum/sweep.

    Re:garden. Can you afford to have someone come over and mow and just pay them for it?

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    how bad is the house?

    just pack as much stuff out of sight as you can do it looks tidy.

    bathroom/toilets a once over so no obvious mould/crusty stuff on surfaces

    a quick vacuum/sweep floors of you can manage it

    make sure kitchen sink is emptied and no dirty dishes etc. all surfaces in kitchen clean and no food debris/rubbish around

    empty bins

    outdoors - agree with other posters. can you pay a gardener?

    is there any friends/family/neighbors you could get to give you a hand with any of this?

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    I used to rent, and the few times we had inspections I just made sure the bathroom and kitchen were clean, floors clean and free of mess and things generally tidy. I've never been one to have much clutter though so that helps.

    As a PP said...how bad is it?

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    Also can you ask the CAT team who can help you out?

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    If you need another week then yes as pp said email the agent and say next Tuesday is not convenient can you do the Friday after - as long as a date is booked in they shouldn't care when it is

    I would do gardens first ( your lease specifically mentions these have to be maintained ) then carpets and floors , oven, walls, blinds, then kitchen and bathrooms - these are the main things that are written down and possibly photographed, as the long as the home is clean - don't stress as much with "mess" as yes it looks better if toys and things are put away and beds made dishes done etc but it's more the condition of the property that they are concerned with

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointless1 View Post
    cleaning wise for a rental inspection? I am already at breaking point, house is a tip, garden a jungle, me not functioning but I have just discovered that I have an inspection next Tuesday - zero chance of getting everything (or probably even anything) done before then.

    So if you had to pick what would be the essential things you would do?
    I would, and have, paid for a cleaner for 4 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    I would, and have, paid for a cleaner for 4 hours.
    Agree. A professional cleaner can get so much done in a short time frame. Even 2 hours might be enough to get the OP out of trouble.


 

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