How to hire a cleaner for your student house
There are many reasons why hiring a cleaner makes sense for your student house. If you have a demanding study schedule, or your house is regularly party central, having a cleaner come in to keep on top of the cleaning of communal areas can be a godsend.
In addition, you may choose to hire a cleaner to give the property a clean at key points of the year i.e. at the end of a term or even at the end of your tenancy period out of respect for your landlord.
In fact, end of tenancy cleaning is very important if you want to stand the best possible chance of having your full deposit returned by the landlord. The Deposit Protection Scheme reveals that more than half (56%) of deposit disputes between landlords and students arise from poor cleanliness and disrespect for the landlord’s property. By hiring a cleaner you can maintain the same levels of hygiene that the property had when you moved in.
If you simply don’t have the free time or you and your pals aren’t thorough enough cleaners to don the marigolds and have a deep clean of your student accommodation, it’s probably best to find a professional cleaner to take on the job.
A quick Google will help you find cleaners willing to give student accommodation the once over in your area. It’s important to find a cleaner with plenty of student testimonials or online reviews to provide peace of mind that they are up to the task.
In addition, it may be worth asking your landlord up front if they can recommend a cleaner. After all, it is in their best interests that you find a cleaner that can help you keep the property in good condition for the next tenants.
Typical cleaning rates for student accommodation
Ultimately, it depends on the area of the UK which you are living and studying in, but you can normally expect to pay a minimum for the following:
- Monthly cleaning (£90-£100)
- After-party cleaning (£15 an hour)
- End of tenancy cleaning (£95 for an apartment up to £250 for a four-bedroom property)
Of course, if you choose to rent simple student accommodation with one of SPCE’s approved landlords, you can chat directly with your landlord via the SPCE app, raise repairs and disputes and manage your fees.
We believe lines of communication with landlords should always be available for student tenants. Our app not only helps you find the perfect accommodation, but also connects you to reviewed and reputable landlords who will minimise the stress of renting whilst studying for your degree – what more could you ask for?!