Maintenance Mistakes and How to Cover Them

Maintenance MistakesYour last renter has just moved out, and it’s time to get the place deep cleaned so you can start showing it to prospective tenants. Because it’s a big job, you hire a cleaning company to come in and scrub the place from top to bottom. After the job is done, you inspect their work and find large, mottled discolorations on the living room carpet: the maintenance crew used a chemical that bleached out the color. You call and demand that they pay for the mistake, but they deny responsibility. Over the course of the call, you discover that the company is not insured, and you now have two options: pay for the damage yourself, or take the company to court. Neither option is ideal; both are expensive. How could this have been avoided? (more…)