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CLEANING CHECKLIST FOR VACATING TENANTS

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CLEANING CHECKLIST FOR VACATING TENANTS

In order to leave the premises in good condition, please clean the following items thoroughly. As vacating tenant(s), Wood Buffalo Housing encourages you to meet “above standards” in cleaning. This will minimize any charges that may occur. You will be charged if Wood Buffalo Housing needs to complete any of the following cleaning

 Countertops and cupboards

  • cupboards should be completely emptied and washed inside and out

 Linoleum floors and stairwells

  • wash, including under range and fridge
  • wash baseboards

 All doors (both sides)

 All light fixtures – replacement cost is $50.00

  • replace any broken or burnt-out light bulbs

 Walls

  • washed and left clean – without streaks (including behind fridge and
  • range)
  • remove any wallpaper
  • wash curtain rods
  • painting cost would be a minimum of $2000.00 based on occupancy
  • of unit

 Professionally steam-clean carpets

  • rental machines are discouraged
  • if not completed, please note the cost for the following size units:
  • o 1 bedroom $65.00; 2 bedrooms $130.00; 3 bedrooms
  • $260.00; 4 bedrooms $325.00
  • • If the carpets are stained or damaged, there could be a cost of a
  • minimum of $2200.0 to replace the flooring.

 Windows

  • clean inside and out
  • vacuum and wash tracks
  • were curtain rods and/or blinds – repair $150.00 per window
  • screen replacement – $75.00
  • blind replacement – $75.00

 All closet shelves washed (top and bottom)

  • clean oven, range hood and filter, burner pans, rings and trays under
  • burners
  • pull out from space, wash sides and walls behind appliances
  • lightbulb to be replaced by tenant

 Refrigerator

  • wash racks, drawers and shelves
  • clean freezer
  • pull out from space, wash sides and walls behind appliances
  • leave plugged in, running and door closed
  • lightbulb to be replaced by tenant

 Bathrooms

  • toilet, tub, tiles, sink, mirrors, fixtures, fans and vanity
  • replace any missing sink or tub stoppers

 Basement

  • wash floor
  • wipe down furnace and hot water tank
  • replace furnace filter – $75.00 replacement cost
  • install new furnace filter
  • large pieces of furniture and/or appliances – Removal cost $450.00
  • or $50.00 per item

 Outdoors

  • clean patio area and ensure free of debris/garbage
  • grass mowed (summer)
  • walks shovelled (winter)
  • animal waste removed (minimum $100 but up to $500 depending on
  • the extent of the debris)

 Furnished Units

  • Please wipe down all Furniture
  • Wash all dishes (pots and pans, all silverware, and dishes)
  • Remove pillows from bedroom, as they will be replaced
  • Wash all dish cloths and towels
  • Remove toilet brush
  • Wash shower curtain and put back up

When you leave your unit and the cleaning is not completed, Wood Buffalo Housing will charge back
following to the tenant.

  • 1 Bedroom Apartment – minimum of $175.00 to a maximum of $325.00
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment – minimum of $250.00 to a maximum of $425.00
  • 3 Bedroom Apartment – minimum of $280.00 to a maximum of $450.00
  • Townhouse – minimum of $350.00 to a maximum of $750.00

Removal of garbage or furniture from the unit will be charged back to the tenant as follows:

  • Garbage per bag $50.00
  • Removal of furniture in a 1 Bedroom Apartment $400.00
  • Removal of furniture in a 2 Bedroom Apartment $500.00
  • Removal of furniture in a 3 Bedroom Apartment $600.00
  • • Removal of furniture in a Townhouse $800.00