Hi, I have vacate a rental unit, where I spent 7.5 years.
Landlord is renovating the kitchen and bathroom. I spoke with him and he said I had to clean the stove/oven but everything else would be okay.
I collect my stuff, vacuumed the place.
Now Landlord wants to claim steam cleaning the carpet. He said the place has a strong odour of cats. Now landlord has been to my place many times before and never said a word. Obviously he was always against the cats, but new legislation in Victoria said I could keep pets. Cats do not smell (even if you don't like cats!).
The cats have never damage the carpet, never peed or poop on it, and always used the litter box in the laundry area.
I reminded them the carpet is over 7.5 years (it was already in place when I moved).
I said I will not pay the $100 and we can take to the court. REA said I signed the contract. I replied saying that it is not enforceable under Tenants Union of Victoria.
Any tips of what to do next?
I am under the impression he wants to renovate and use my money to clean the place. Renovators will be going through the carpet.
*Before any one say, if you rent you do what landlord say or buy your place. Yes, I bought my place so I don't pay exorbitant rent.