TENANTS are scrubbing a flat from top to bottom before they move out as if it will actually get them their deposit back.
Lauren Hewitt and her housemates have cleaned the oven three times, hired an industrial vacuum cleaner to do the already spotless carpets and scrubbed the bathroom until their fingers bled.
Hewitt said: “We’ve filled in screw holes, washed windows and repainted walls. It could not be cleaner unless we took it apart brick by brick and polished each one with a toothbrush. We’ll definitely get the money back.”
Letting agent Jordan Gardner said: “Whether they leave a tiny Blu Tack mark on the wall or a big shit in the oven, it’ll cost them their deposit either way. We always keep the money. It’s just how it is.
“The only way to get a deposit back would be to rent a property and never live in it, but still send a cleaner in every week to give it a once over. And even then we’d take two hundred quid because someone breathed in there.
“Yeah, we’re twats. But we’re the twats with the houses, so you’re all screwed.”