Salem, WI ApartmentsCommunity ForumHow to deal with an unclean apartment when I moved in
How to deal with an unclean apartment when I moved in. I moved into my new place this week. My landlord was out of town, and when I got the keys from my neighbor, the first thing I noticed when opening the door was a stench that knocked me back. The carpet smells like cat piss, the baseboards are filthy and the freezer was never cleaned. Now, I plan on living here and have since clean up, but how should I document this so I don't get blamed for the cat piss smell/stained carpet when I move out
I would take some pictures, but contact your landlord to let him know. If it is messy and gross, the landlord should go look at it and clean it up or hire someone to do so. He should also pay for the time that you had to spend at someone elses house.