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Dispute over summer rental cleaning charges

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Planning on renting a house at the beach this summer? Make sure you pay close attention to the cleaning contract. The chief deputy legal counsel for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission says it's important the leaser and lessee agree on what clean means. When a cleaning service is not included in the contract, she says disputes over cleaning fees are common. Jim Rozanski and his wife recently rented a house from Margaret Rudd and Associates in Oak Island. Rozanski felt he was unfairly charged an $80 cleaning fee. "I left it as I have left almost every unit I've rented up and down the Carolina coast in years past. And I did that without any equipment they provided," said Rozanski. The property manager at Margaret Rudd said the charges were warranted.

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cleaning lies

We are currently going through a similar experience. We were told that we left the unit in such a mess that it took the cleaning staff over 4 hours to clean. I immediately called the lady to find out what in heavens happened. It just could not be us. The lady who owns the unit said that as the cleaning staff opened the door it smelled awful, we left diapers all over the unit on the floor everywhere (this part was a contradiction; we left diapers in various garabe bins within the unit) we peed on the furniture and dragged in black dirt from the front hall to the master bedroom. I said that we did not do any of those things, I told her that we empty the trash every day that we had garbage including the last day, we took off our shoes at the entrance (this is a Canadian thing) and we did not pee on any furniture, I cleaned the kitchen, washed and folded the linen and lastly before I left I sprayed the unit with fabreze. We travelled with our own blankets and pillows and lysol on our vacation. Personal and business relationships will tell you that when it comes to clean that I am very anal. Our family rented a 2 bedroom resort at Barefoot resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. We drove down from Canada, pay for the 6 nights including the cleaning fee. We had a good vacation but upon my return I was just devasted to hear how we left this unit. I have learned a big lesson from this trip, I will have someone inspect the unit before and after each rental. Right now I don't know how to deal with this lie against my character and reputation. When I tell people about this experience they laugh first because they know that I would not do such a thing. How do you fight this big lie?