Need some non-raw advice.
jkd, it sounds to me like your landlady is trying to take advantage of you or intimidate you. I’m no legal expert, but what she told you sounds totally illegal. I think the only thing she can do legally is hire someone to clean it the way she wants it and take the cost out of your security deposit. From what I can tell, she’s probably going to decide it’s not clean enough no matter how good a job you do… some landlords are just mean like that. I’ve had my share, unfortunately. And making you pay rent for a whole week while you wait for her to get around to inspecting the place? Excuse me, but that’s just pure bullsh*t.
I did a quick Google search for “tenants rights,” and came up with a pretty good list. Here’s the first one that comes up:
I think I’d clean it well and take pictures. It isn’t right that she should charge you for the time it takes for her to investigate. She can’t be showing the apartment while she isn’t there and any loss of income during that time will be her fault, not yours. If, however, you leave a mess, she can charge you to have it cleaned.
Sorry, this is totally off-topic, but Allison (123) I just clicked on your avatar and realized your little sheep are made out of cauliflower… too cute! :o)
jkd, have you had any luck finding the information you need? (There, now I’m back on-topic, hehe)
Thanks Jen. I found this on the internet. It symbolizes that I am from the flock of raw foodists.