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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Catri » Feb 4th, 2013, 11:35 am

Thanks! I do think knowing there are rules (and bothering to read them LOL) is half the battle.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby bigchef » Feb 4th, 2013, 12:09 pm

Did she do a walkthrough with checklist that you signed upon moving in? If not, you can tell her to pound sand and make a claim for your deposit in full. Include the receipt for carpet cleaning.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Libelle » Feb 4th, 2013, 12:33 pm

Include the bill for the carpet cleaning? Why to charge the landlord for it?
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby kgcayenne » Feb 4th, 2013, 12:47 pm

I think it means to prove that they did it.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby bigchef » Feb 4th, 2013, 12:51 pm

As proof that it was done. OF COURSE you won't be reimbursed for that. But you DO NOT have to pay for it twice. Read the rules people, they are in plain English.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Libelle » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:03 pm

bigchef wrote:As proof that it was done. OF COURSE you won't be reimbursed for that. But you DO NOT have to pay for it twice. Read the rules people, they are in plain English.


If it is not a term in your tenancy agreement then you are not responsible for cleaning the carpets and do not have to prove anything. Oh and I have educated myself in regards to the act and regulations, but I thank you for making sure.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby sammym » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:11 pm

Libelle wrote:If it is not a term in your tenancy agreement then you are not responsible for cleaning the carpets and do not have to prove anything. Oh and I have educated myself in regards to the act and regulations, but I thank you for making sure.


Right AND wrong.

CARPETS
1. At the beginning of the tenancy the landlord is expected to provide the tenant with
clean carpets in a reasonable state of repair.
2. The landlord is not expected to clean carpets during a tenancy, unless something
unusual happens, like a water leak or flooding, which is not caused by the tenant.
3. The tenant is responsible for periodic cleaning of the carpets to maintain reasonable
standards of cleanliness. Generally, at the end of the tenancy the tenant will be held
responsible for steam cleaning or shampooing the carpets after a tenancy of one
year. Where the tenant has deliberately or carelessly stained the carpet he or she
will be held responsible for cleaning the carpet at the end of the tenancy regardless
of the length of tenancy.
4. The tenant may be expected to steam clean or shampoo the carpets at the end of a
tenancy, regardless of the length of tenancy, if he or she, or another occupant, has
had pets which were not caged or if he or she smoked in the premises.

http://www.rto.gov.bc.ca/documents/GL01.pdf
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Libelle » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:12 pm

What do you mean right and wrong. Generally the tenent is responsible is not the tenant is responsible. Big difference. Huge.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby bigchef » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:16 pm

It looks like you are arguing the same point as me. As I said it's all in plain English.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Libelle » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:21 pm

bigchef wrote:It looks like you are arguing the same point as me. As I said it's all in plain English. Stop being a troll!


My last post was directed to sammym not you bigchef.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby sammym » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:24 pm

Libelle wrote:If it is not a term in your tenancy agreement then you are not responsible for cleaning the carpets and do not have to prove anything. Oh and I have educated myself in regards to the act and regulations, but I thank you for making sure.


This statement is mostly wrong. After one year as a tenant, you ARE responsible to clean the carpets upon vacating. Tenancy that lasts less than a year may have to clean the carpets depending on the cleanliness of them at the end of tenancy.

You obviously have not educated yourself, enough.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby sammym » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:25 pm

Libelle wrote:What do you mean right and wrong. Generally the tenent is responsible is not the tenant is responsible. Big difference. Huge.


And this post makes no sense.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Libelle » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:26 pm

1. At the beginning of the tenancy the landlord is expected to provide the tenant with
clean carpets in a reasonable state of repair.
2. The landlord is not expected to clean carpets during a tenancy, unless something
unusual happens, like a water leak or flooding, which is not caused by the tenant.
3. The tenant is responsible for periodic cleaning of the carpets to maintain reasonable
standards of cleanliness. Generally, at the end of the tenancy the tenant will be held
responsible for steam cleaning or shampooing the carpets after a tenancy of one
year. Where the tenant has deliberately or carelessly stained the carpet he or she
will be held responsible for cleaning the carpet at the end of the tenancy regardless
of the length of tenancy.
4. The tenant may be expected to steam clean or shampoo the carpets at the end of a
tenancy, regardless of the length of tenancy, if he or she, or another occupant, has
had pets which were not caged or if he or she smoked in the premises.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby sammym » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:30 pm

Your earlier post was quite sure that if it is not in the agreement, that it is not enforceable. That is wrong. I have posted the actual rules as well as a link so I'm not going to argue with you. I am an ex tenancy officer and will leave it at that.
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Re: Can My Landlord Charge For That?

Postby Libelle » Feb 4th, 2013, 2:36 pm

I am not arguing. It as you know states that it is generally the tenants responsibility for carpet cleaning. As in generally landlords have this as a term in the rental agreement. If it is not a term then the tenant is not responsible. A different way of looking at it: a tenat is responsible for cleaning the window tracks regardless if it is a term of tenancy or not. :9923:
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