I've never had to do that anywhere before for any length of stay. Is this an English thing?
The contract says both 1. that the landlord will clean or pay for a cleaner before the tenant moves in, but then 2. that the tenant will clean or pay for a cleaner to the standard that it was when they moved in, before they leave. I'm not a great housekeeper.
And it's not like I'm going to have time to do laundry for the sheets on the morning I leave or anything, and will use the kitchen and whatnot...
But what I don't get is if the next renter is coming in the day after I leave (which I already know), and their contract says the landlord will be cleaning it before they arrive... I feel like the landlord is just getting ME to pay for the housekeeper and then waste a day of my trip at home with her.... It would make much more sense for the housekeeper to come in the afternoon once I've left, then she can do the sheets/laundry and everything will really be ready.