What is end of lease cleaning?
End of lease cleaning is the cleaning of your apartment or house that is required by law (represented by the property manager of the real estate agency) in order for you to be refunded the bond (usually 4 weeks rent) you paid when you signed the lease for a property.
If at the end of your lease your vacate cleaning is not of a sufficiently high standard you may lose some and possibly all of the bond that you paid.
End of lease cleaning is also referred as exit cleaning, vacate cleaning or bond clean.
How long does it take to complete an end of lease clean?
Generally, an end of lease clean takes between 3 to 8 hours, however the true time it takes depends on the size of the rental property and the condition.
What does an end of lease clean include?
You will be required to return the property back to the condition it was in when you first leased the property (taking into account fair wear and tear) and ensure the space is clean. Be sure to run through the Property Conditions Report you received when your lease started to help you get the property back in order.
How much does end of lease cleaning cost?
The cost for an end of lease clean depends on a number of factors including size of the property, if the property is a house or an apartment and if the property is furnished or unfurnished. Most cleaning companies charge are per hour rate.
To put things in perspective, think about your bond that is on the line. Your end of lease clean might pay for itself if you choose wisely so your property manager is pleased with the results.