Cleaning expectations when moving out of apt.
We live in a house that was converted into three apartments. Our landlord is an older lady and has been very nice to us. Prior to us moving, she supposedly hired a woman to clean the entire apartment. Now that we are moving, she expects us to clean the apartment so that it is in the same condition it was when we moved in. She went on to explain that we would essentially need to clean like the woman she hired did - washing floors, ledges, windows, inside cabinets, stove, refrigerator, etc. Assuming the apartment is in good shape to begin with, my experience is that most landlords want you to sweep, perhaps spackle any holes in the walls and just do a general light cleaning as they will bring someone in to a more thorough cleaning after you're gone.
We are moving into our first house, and I frankly do not have the time to go back to that apartment once we've moved all our stuff out to clean it top to bottom. We've consided hiring someone to do it, but we will have to foot the bill. Our landlord said she had some kind of paper she meant to have a sign when we moved in agreeing to this kind of cleaning, but she "forgot" to give it to us.
She's really been nice overall, and I hate to make waves. But are her expectations unrealistic? What has been your experience?