Your Trusted Vacate Cleaning Services
Are you stressed about the exit cleaning process or worried that you won’t get your bond back? Are you running out of time to thoroughly clean your apartment before you move? If you answer yes to any of these questions, contact Jim’s Cleaning Group today. We can handle the complete end of lease cleaning process from start to finish, so you can obtain your full bond.
As a locally owned business, we’re committed to providing exceptional customer services and top-quality results. Our cleaning specialists work directly with your rental’s checklist to make sure we know exactly what’s expected on move-out day. This level of customisation combined with our commitment to following all industry standards ensures nothing is missed during the cleaning process.
How Much Does Vacate Cleaning Cost?
We realise that moving can be expensive. You’re no doubt looking for a cleaning company with affordable rates and guaranteed services. At Jim’s Cleaning Group, we offer both.
Unlike some cleaning companies, we don’t bill by the hour. Instead, our cleaning fees are calculated on a per-job basis, and our project-based fees mean no hidden or last-minute extra costs. We also use our own cleaning supplies and equipment, which not only guarantees quality clean but also helps you save money. With our all-inclusive, upfront pricing, you can have peace of mind knowing that the end of lease cleaning price we set is what you pay.
What Does Our Vacate Cleaning Include?
As a full-service company, we make it our top priority to ensure you receive your full bond back when moving. If your landlord or real estate agency has provided you with an end of lease cleaning checklist, we can use it to ensure every single item is taken care of. If you don’t have a checklist, no worries; our experienced crew follows all industry standards to provide a proper and thorough cleaning job.
With more than 25 years of experience, our cleaning experts know how to make your kitchen and bathrooms sparkle and your living room and bedrooms look as good as they did on move-in day. We handle everything from refrigerator and oven cleaning to window cleaning. We even provide professional carpet and upholstery cleaning services that can remove stubborn stains and unwelcome odours.
Best of all, we use our own state-of-the-art equipment and top-quality cleaning supplies to ensure the perfect end of lease cleaning results every time. In fact, we’re so sure of our cleaning abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
How Long Does a vacate Clean Take?
We’ve been in the cleaning business long enough to know that no two rentals are the same. In fact, apartments vary greatly in size, the number of rooms and special features. We also know that not all customers require the same cleaning service options. Because of all these factors, the time it takes to complete each end of lease cleaning varies.
For example, a small apartment with minimal cleaning requests may take only a few hours to complete. In contrast, a larger rental with special cleaning requirements may take one or two days to finish. One thing is certain, our team at Jim’s Cleaning Group gets the job done as quickly and professionally as possible.
Most importantly, we charge per project not by the hour. This way, even if our team takes a little longer than anticipated, you still pay the same price.
What is a vacate clean?
A vacate and bond cleaning is a type of cleaning which is carried out in a residential or professional setting when your lease is finishing and you’re planning to move out. As an exiting tenant, you should always leave the property in excellent condition — it’s a matter of respect for future tenants and your landlord, but it runs deeper. Your lease conditions may require the property to be left in a certain condition after you leave, and the return of your bond typically hinges on the property being properly tidied and cleaned before handing back the keys. Additionally, the condition you return the property will also have an effect on the relationship you have with the estate agent; return it in good condition and they’ll be more likely to rent to you in future. But if you’re returning the property in poor condition, they’re more likely to be unwilling to rent to you in the future as well. Vacate and bond cleaning in New Zealand isn’t purely about your ability to tidy up; it’s also a mark of professionalism.
Do tenants have to pay for professional cleaning?
Whether tenants need to pay for a vacate and bond cleaning will often be dictated by the specific terms of your lease. However, most rental leases will simply have a stipulation along the lines of the property being left in “good condition” while allowing for “reasonable wear and tear”. Additionally, the Residential Tenancies Act requires tenants to leave a rental property “reasonably clean and tidy” after leaving the house or apartment.
This is particularly pertinent after you have lived in a property for several years or more; given the oft-restrictive clauses around modifications to rental homes (e.g. renovations, painting, construction, repairs) it is unlikely that you will have been able to carry out a number of the tasks that would normally be considered basic maintenance during this period, aside from cleaning. While offices and commercial spaces may have more leeway on this front, it’s still possible for ambiguity to arise.
The problem — as many tenants discover the hard way — is that the estate agent’s and owner’s definition of “good condition” and “reasonable wear and tear” can deviate significantly from your own. A lengthy, high-quality clean by yourself and your housemates can still leave key details overlooked and result in the loss of your bond — a situation which can be both frustrating financially and cause a breakdown in relations with the estate agent for future rentals.
Accordingly, investing in the services of a vacate and bond cleaning company gives you the backing of a professional team, who can guarantee that the job will be done quickly and to the highest possible standard. A small cost in the short term can end up being a significant benefit when you get your bond back.
Why is vacate cleaning important?
Vacate and bond cleaning is important for a number of reasons, both for yourself and for the landlord. The first reason is that you’re generally obligated to as part of the terms of the lease, and also required to under New Zealand law. This alone helps keep you in good standing when you’re looking for a new property to rent.
The second reason is that it’s also an insurance policy for yourself. Rental relationships are a two-way street and you want to make sure that you aren’t being taken advantage of when you exit a property at the end of a lease. When you move into a property, you should always take photos of the condition, making careful note of any problems or issues. Many estate agents will provide you with documentation to note these issues and get you to email them over afterwards, but it’s worth doing even if they don’t explicitly provide you with these materials.
This also applies when exiting a property. Post-cleaning, make sure you follow the same process and provide this information to the estate agent; you’ve got side-by-side examples of how the property has been looked after in the subsequent period.
This is part of the reason why when it comes to vacate and bond cleaning, cleaning solutions from professionals are often sought. Even if you’re very good at cleaning, it’s entirely likely that you don’t necessarily have all the supplies and equipment required for a thorough vacate and bond cleaning. Additionally, there’s an increased demand for disinfection to be carried out, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opting for a professional to carry out your vacate and bond cleaning can be an effective way to avoid some of the potential pitfalls arising during this time. You can reduce stress while you’re in the process of moving and also ensure that your cleaning will be done to a professional standard — so there’s a level of protection if you run into any issues with the estate agent or owner post-clean and you’re trying to get your bond back.
What needs to be done for a bond clean?
A bond clean is a “deep clean”, which requires a multifaceted approach to cleaning the house — it goes much more in-depth than the usual cleaning and tidying. This can include considerations such as vacuuming, carpet cleaning, sweeping and mopping hardwood or tiled floors, dusting and cleaning wooden surfaces, cleaning cupboard interiors, washing walls, bathroom and kitchen cleaning, and indoor window washing. Other rooms may also be required — for example, cleaning the interior of the garage — and disinfection may also be preferred, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Different cleaners will offer differing vacate and bond cleaning services, so it’s always worth speaking with them to clarify exactly what you’ll be receiving in your cleaning package.
Why choose Jim’s for vacate and bond cleaning?
At Jim’s Cleaning, we can provide you with all of the vacate and bond cleaning services you need. As longtime professionals in the field, we’re experts in knowing the sort of things that estate agents are looking for when they’re assessing a property post-occupancy. We can provide you with a consultation on how you can best get your bond back through using our services.
Whether it’s a house, home office or other professional settings, at Jim’s Cleaning we’re able to tackle it all. We’ll work with you to ensure the best possible outcome for all parties, and get your rental looking as good as new. Get in touch with us for a quote on cleaning your property today.