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How Much Does End of Lease Cleaning Cost?

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Moving out from a property comes with a long list of tasks – from buying packing supplies to roaming the internet to find the right end of lease cleaning company.

But how much does a move out cleaning actually cost?

Many people get the impression that this sort of service is extremely expensive and they are better off taking care of the property themselves. In reality, an end of lease cleaning doesn’t need to burn a hole in your pocket, because there are a lot of factors that affect the cost of the service and some of them you can control. In this article, we are going to discuss all of them, so if you are:

  • Looking to save a little bit of money;
  • Someone that doesn’t enjoy cleaning;
  • Searching for a way to get your deposit back.

We’ve got you covered!

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What is the average end of lease cleaning price in Australia? 

The average cost of an end of lease cleaning service is around $240-$270 for a standard 3-bedroom property, but the price can be affected by the state of the living space. If the property doesn’t need a deep cleaning, the price can significantly drop. With that being said, if the state of the house or apartment isn’t very good or has more difficult areas and items to clean like the oven or stains on the wall, for example, the price for the service will be higher – around $410.

Factors that affect the service price

Many factors play in the cost of an end of tenancy cleaning job and some of them don’t come close to mind for many people. Here are the most important ones:

How big the property is

One of the main factors that determine your end of tenancy service cost is how big the property that you are planning to move out from is. Needless to say, a studio flat or a single bedroom apartment will take less time to be cleaned than a 4-bedroom house, for example.

The state of the living space

The second more important element that affects the service price is the condition of the property. If you haven’t made the effort to regularly maintain the clean state of your apartment or house, it’s perfectly normal for the cleaners to add an hour or two to the service session.

Additionals services

Depending on the company you are planning to book, additional cleaning tasks like carpet and window cleaning or lawn mowing can significantly increase the end price of your service. The good news is that some companies offer special deals or discounts if you order additionals jobs to be done along with your end of tenancy cleaning.


This rule applies to any kind of property cleaning or maintenance solutions – the bigger the city, the higher the service price.

If you are searching for an end of tenancy cleaning service for a studio flat with a balcony located in a costly Sydney neighbourhood, for example, and the condition of the property is, well, not that good, you are looking at a price of about $500. On the other hand, the same type of property in a better state and located in a more budget-friendly area of the city can be around $350.

Needless to say, properties located in not so popular parts of town will be a lot cheaper to clean.

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How to choose the right end of lease cleaners

With so many cleaning companies on the market, offering “THE MOST AMAZING CLEANING SERVICES YOU WILL EVER FIND ON THIS PLANET!” – no wonder why so many potential customers find it hard to choose the right one for them and their needs. With that in mind, we created this shortlist of things to look for before you make your choice:

Ask for a quote

The key to finding the best cleaning company for your needs and budget is price comparison. Make a few calls and ask for a service quote or check all the websites of the companies, you have in mind, for information.

Check out other people’s opinion

An affordable cleaning service doesn’t always mean quality results, so it’s a good idea to do a little customer review surfing. There are lots of platforms that you can check like Trustpilot and Facebook. See what people have to say about the company – Are the cleaners friendly? What kind of equipment do they use? Does the service really come with a bond back guarantee?

Discuss the cleaning checklist

A professional cleaning company should always provide a cleaning checklist. If the ones you’ve contacted don’t have one, you should consider those as a big no-no.

Try to avoid hourly-based service options

Some end of tenancy cleaners tend to charge by the hour and that’s actually a pricing tactic that’s definitely not in your favour. Try to find a company that will give you a fixed price for your cleaning solution with a clear list of what the price will include, so you don’t get overcharged at the end.

Find a company with a bond return guarantee

The main goal of having your property professionally cleaned prior to moving out is to secure your bond back from your landlord, right? If you want to be extra sure that everything goes according to plan and you don’t end up sacrificing your deposit, it’s a good idea to ask every company you are looking into for a service guarantee.

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The cleaning company that will get your bond back

Moving out from a property can be extremely stressful – there are so many things to take care of! Packing, finding the right removals team, buying new furniture for your new home… the list doesn’t end.

Fantastic Services has solutions for all of the above-described tasks headache-inducing tasks, but we are going to talk about the last one – securing your bond back.

Our company offers professional end of tenancy cleaning services that come with a 72-hours re-clean guarantee. Basically, if you or your landlord decide that certain areas need more work, we will come back to clean those for free! The service isn’t hourly-based, meaning that the cleaning crew will stay as long as it’s required for the job to be completed. Also – you can expect the professionals to come fully equipped for the job with high-grade cleaning machines and eco-friendly detergents.

So, what are you waiting for? Secure your deposit back with the help of Fantastic Services!

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  • Do your research! Contact as many cleaning companies as possible and compare their prices, so you can find the one most suitable for your needs and budget.
  • Walk the extra mile and schedule some additional services like professional carpet cleaning or wall spot cleaning to ensure that you get your deposit back.
  • It’s best to book an end of tenancy cleaning service that comes with a re-clean guarantee.
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