Yes. This is your responsibility to make sure everyone has good conditions to live in. You are responsible for the cleanliness of your accommodation and, if you’re sharing, of the common areas (living room, kitchen and shared bathroom). You are also responsible for any damage caused.
During your stay, and in particular at check-out, you must leave your room or studio as well as the common areas (kitchen, living room and bathroom) in a perfect state of maintenance and cleanliness. Think of the next tenant. They want the place to be nice when they move into it.
To ensure the hygiene of the common areas of your accommodation, the caretaker team occasionally makes visits to check the state of cleanliness. These checks will be announced. The caretaker team has coloured cards to evaluate your housework skills or lack of them.
If they find the common areas of your accommodation…
- ...bright and shiny, they’ll award you a green card. Keep it up!
- ...really leave something to be desired, you get a yellow card. You have 48 hours to get out your mop and broom to remedy the situation.
- ...still in an unacceptable state despite the fact you’ve already had a yellow card, the caretaker will see red and give you a red card. You’ll receive a warning and will be billed for cleaning expenses.