Okay; so this has NOTHING to do with Vitra, which is why I’ve slapped it into #chat.
My husband and I were discussing this topic earlier & I’m intrigued as to what the standard is around different areas of the world, or in general what your view is.
Moving out of an apartment or home
When you’ve been renting an apartment or house and you’re moving out, or you owned an apartment or house and have sold it, is it an unwritten rule that the person leaving those premises either cleans the property themselves or pay for it to be done in your country/homeland or in general, would you?
The reason I ask is, living in Sweden, all Swedes take pride in cleaning the property before moving out and handing the keys over, but it isn’t a written rule.
Being a native Brit, it isn’t an written rule to do this in the UK, and quite a large portion of the people in the UK won’t or don’t do it.
I’ve seen cases where a landlord hasn’t been able to take money from the tenant’s deposit to recoup cleaning expenses (although the law has more recently changed to allow some movement for this) and it disgusts me.
Whenever I have moved, I’ve always cleaned top to bottom and even repainted walls if they’ve faded out of my own money.
And as usual, the Swedes are doing something without being told to.
So, I’m interested in your own experiences or opinions on this?!
Is it custom in your country/homeland to clean an apartment/house before moving out?