How much does end of tenancy cleaning cost?

If you’re reading this article you are probably moving out of your flat or house soon and asking yourself ‘how much does end of lease cleaning cost?’.

The procedure of having your flat professionally cleaned before you move out for the new occupants is called end of lease cleaning or move out cleaning. There are lots of cleaning companies that specialise in just this as the market in melbourne alone is huge. Beware of companies offering cheap end of tenancy cleaning and this can often lead to a big headache further down the line ad deposit deductions when the cleaning is not carried out to a high standard.

The average cost for a studio flat in melbourne can vary from $ 160.00 to $190.00. The price you pay depends on a number of aspects but the main one is the size of the property. Lots of cleaning companies use the size of the property, namely the number of bedrooms, to build out a price matrix. Additional cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, will increase the price. Always check your end of lease agreement as this often stipulates whether or not you need to clean the carpets before you move out.

Unfortunately price isn’t always a good sign of quality. When you are researching prices you should consider the following five things:

1. Is the company a professional cleaning company? You DON’T want to use domestic cleaners who specialise in domestic lighter cleaning. They often don’t have the expertise, equipment and chemicals to do a full professional end of lease cleaning

2. Is the company trustworthy and do they have positive customer reviews? Most companies who have decent appraisals will express you about them on their website or when you are speaking to them. Look out for this.

3. Are the cleaners fully insured? This really is a must. Make sure you enquire about insurance and if you are unsure request public liability insurance certificate.

4. Does the end of lease cleaning price include use of the cleaning companies equipment and chemicals? Its standard practice for cleaning companies to charge more if they have to use their equipment and chemicals. The additional cost covers transport and parking etc.

In summary do your homework and make sure you talk to the company you are going to use. Some people don’t have time to do this but even a short 5 minute chat about how they will carry out the cleaning and their knowledge will often highlight things that may cause you problems further down the line.