Looking for some advice.
I have recently left a property as a tenant, I had lived there 4 years with my children and had no major problems. The property was sold by my landlord to a new landlord who completed their purchase the day after I moved out and the new tenants moved in less than a week later.
The property was left in good working order and thoroughly cleaned by myself and my mother over 2 days. I paid for carpets to be professionally cleaned.
The check out inventory noted that there were a couple of cleaning omissions - there was one door ledge which had dust on it and the venetian blind in the kitchen was dusty.
They also stated there were smear marks on a window downstairs (these were following it being cleaned!), some scale remaining on shower door and shower fittings, and a mark in one kitchen cupboard.
They want me to now pay for a professional clean of the property out of my deposit.
Am I understanding it right that this is the new landlord making this demand? As he is now the owner of the property?
Also am I right in thinking it is completely unreasonable for me to pay for a professional clean when the only issues were as above and the new tenants have now already been living there a week. (The original contract had stated the property had to be cleaned either professionally or by ourselves).
Thank you for your advice.