A picture is worth 1,000 words. In the old days it was difficult to manage move in and move out pictures. Polaroids, negatives, storing, organizing. It took a lot of time, money and storage space.
Today there is no excuse. Take a lot of move in pics and move out pics. And be ready to defend your charges. And be ready for nasty reviews on the internet…..”I left this cleaner than it was when I moved in and they kept my whole security deposit!”
I thought this would be a bigger issue with low income rentals. High end rentals can be worse because the tenants will use greater effort to clear their record, credit and security charges. The pics below are two recent move outs in $2,000 a month units. They certainly aren’t the worst I could find but they show a little bit of what we encounter daily. The second house cost $850 to clean and the tenant blasted me on Google for ripping him off.