Cleaning and Move-Out Agreement
Moving in and out of a new residence is a time-consuming and stressful process that often requires more time than a Resident has. Additionally, cleaning standards can vary significantly from one individual to another, causing discrepancies and lease-compliant issues…which we want to avoid.
The rules for vacating a rental are quite strict and, if not followed correctly, can result in penalty fees and/or loss of tenant security deposit. Residents are required to leave the property Professionally Deep Cleaned upon Move-Out. Professionally Deep Cleaned means you should leave the property in the same condition as when you moved in, minus reasonable wear and tear as per TouchPoint PM's lease sections 1.20 and 1.66.
To lessen the Resident’s workload at move-out, avoid Move-Out cleaning discrepancies. Penalties and ensure that the Premises meets TouchPoint’s standards for a new resident to move in...Resident agrees to pay a non-refundable, administrative Move-Out Fee in the amount of up to 50% of the monthly rent before Move-In, in consideration of TouchPoint not requiring Resident to leave the Premises Professionally Deep Cleaned upon move out.
Payment of this fee covers carpet cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning appliances, replacing burnt-out light bulbs, smoke alarm batteries, wall/floor/surface area cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, and other minor cleaning items that would otherwise be required by the Resident to leave the Premises in a Professionally Deep Cleaned condition.
This Move-out Fee is NOT refundable and is NOT part of the Resident’s Security Deposit on the Premises.
Payment of this fee does not cover removing personal property left on Premises by the Resident, Exterior items, basements, outbuildings, yard required Lawn Care or Air Duct Cleaning.
If additional cleaning beyond normal wear and tear is required after move-out, the Resident shall remain responsible for the actual costs associated with such cleaning.
Furthermore, in the event any wall/floor/surface area is damaged due to pet urine, waste, or any other substance that cannot be removed by cleaning, the Resident shall remain responsible for any and all costs associated with the damage to said wall/floor/surface area, including, but not limited to, the pro-rated replacement costs of such wall/floor/surface area.
If TouchPoint is no longer the property manager of this unit on Resident’s move-out date, Resident agrees that TouchPoint will not be responsible for performing any of the cleaning activities as described above, that the cleaning activities and Move-Out Fee will be transferred to the new Landlord or Property Owner.