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$350 for cleaning a 3 BR highset?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Kai41314, 14th Oct, 2015.

  1. Kai41314

    Kai41314 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I need to hire cleaners to clean a 3 BR highset house in QLD before tenants moving in. The quote I got from my PM is $350 and carpet and pest cleaning will cost extra on top of that. That sounds a bit expensive to me. I heard it should cost $30-$40 per hour. Is $350 (without steam cleaning carpet) a reasonable price? The house is already in good condition when I purchased it a month ago.
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    How many hours do you estimate?
     
  3. Magnet

    Magnet Well-Known Member

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    It costs $350 to clean a 3 bed house in Syd at the end of a lease.
     
  4. Kai41314

    Kai41314 Well-Known Member

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    @Magnet Does that include carpet steam cleaning?

     
  5. Casteller

    Casteller Well-Known Member

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    Don´t complain it cost me 1050 Swiss Francs ($1500) to clean a small 1 bed flat in Zurich at the end of the lease.
     
  6. Kai41314

    Kai41314 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, that is really expensive! By the way, I am not complaining it just trying to understand it.

     
  7. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Really depends , if you call it a vacate clean it's understood to be a very thorough job. Cleaners also take advantage of the fact that they're often paid from bond proceeds.

    I prefer to hire one at an hourly rate or set fee to skip the above.
     
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  8. KayTea

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    But, in many respects, it should take the same amount of time as a normal clean - although they may do more, they're also not having to work around any furniture, items on shelves/in cupboards/within shower cubicles etc.

    And I paid $400 to have a 6 bed + study, 2 lounge/dining areas etc fully cleaned (and an excellent job done), only a few years back - also in Brisbane.
     
  9. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    That sounds like a fair figure based on the size
     
  10. Azazel

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    Ouch. But I did hear they fill pot holes with gold coins over there.
    I remember paying the same amount for 1 night in Zurich as I did for a week in the Greek Islands.
     
  11. KayTea

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    Note to self - win lotto before planning a trip to Zurich :eek:
     
  12. House

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    When I booked an end of lease clean in Sydney we didn't mention it was for this reason. The guy we hired did a pretty average job and even though it was quite obvious we were moving out, when questioned he said that the end of lease is more thorough, takes longer and thus costs more. Apparently the logic of "it's dirty, clean it" didn't apply much to his job.

    Kai41314 Check Airtasker for a quick quote, found them to be very competitive. Hopefully your PM is shopping around and not just going with the first quote they got. Should ask them for their list of quotes and see what they say... Although it does sound pretty reasonable for a 3br, a good clean always takes a lot longer than you think!
     
  13. Azazel

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    It's not too bad, but there's no such thing as a cheap hotel.
    If you want to see the areas like Lake Geneva, it's cheaper to stay on the French side.
     
  14. Tony Fleming

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    Is the oven in bad condition? We used to do end of lease cleans and the ovens were always the worst. They need to be sparkling :p
     
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    If it's just a basic clean and it's already in good condition that's expensive. But if it's really dirty and they're doing things like oven, windows etc, not too bad.
     
  16. Azazel

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    We would generally use the cleaners the PM would recommend, so if they didn't like the job, they knew who to contact ;)
     
  17. Janine Colman

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    Agree with Azazel - use the cleaners from the PM because that way if there is a problem you can send them back. I always tell my clients to estimate 1 hour per room ie (3 beds, kitchen, dining, hallway, lounge, bathroom, outside) and then put a 1-2 hours buffer in - I get 9-11 hours at $35 for 10 hours that puts you pretty spot on.

    Carpets will cost around $100-$150
    Pest clean will again around $100

    REMEMBER THIS IS ALL TAX DEDUCTIBLE - make sure that you give the tenants and the PM a property that is in 11/10 condition so that you can make sure it is maintained and returned to you in the same condition - you use lackluster cheap people and you will get a 6/10 property and the problems from that will not be worth the potential $100 difference.
     
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    $350 depending on where it is reasoanble I think,

    I hate it when PMs say, "oh $500 for a clean in the area is going rate"

    $30 per hour, x 8 is $240,

    try advertising on gumtree, and put down $250 for a bond clean, if you have the patience and the extra leg work to save $100, then you'll get a decent amount of responses ,

    also, tell them that you will get the PM to inspect the property before paying

    good luck
     
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