I visited an apartment, which was ok, signed the lease, and when I moved in the landlord had the apartment professionally cleaned just before (which felt nicer).
As the lease ended, the landlord charged $450 for professional cleaning. The apartment was in a good state, pretty much the same as when it was visited. I'm asking the landlord to refund this.
The lease says "(iii) clean Premises, if necessary, upon termination of the tenancy;". It doesn't mention professional cleaning. The lease seemed "standard".
Is the landlord in his own right? This is in Santa Clara, California, if it makes any difference. Thanks