How much do Holiday Let cleaners charge?

How much do Holiday Let cleaners charge?

A clean and well-maintained space is essential for bringing guests back to your holiday rental – but how much do Holiday Let cleaners charge? Where can you get the best value for your money? We cover this and more.

There are so many moving parts that make a successful Holiday Let, and keeping your guests happy is possibly the most important for consistently making bookings.

That’s because when guests have a bad experience with you, they’re more likely to leave a bad review. And research has shown poor reviews can outright convince consumers to avoid a business, including rentals. 

Property cleanliness is one of the most common Holiday Let complaints. While some landlords manage cleans independently to save a little cash, this can quickly start to feel unmanageable – especially for those who have other jobs, live far away from their property, or are simply busier.

Sometimes the convenience of hiring a professional greatly outweighs the cost. But you probably still want to know what kind of cost to expect right?

 

Typical Holiday Let cleaning charges

The amount Holiday Let cleaners charge depends on a few factors. This can be anything from property size to how often you need to schedule cleans. Most cleaners will charge per hour however.  

Agency or independent

An independent Holiday Let cleaner may be slightly lower cost than going through an agency. Independent cleaners often charge around £10 - £15 per hour, whereas an agency is typically anything from £12 - £20.

Property size

It probably goes without saying that the bigger the property, the more a clean will cost you. A two-bedroom house for example could cost anywhere between £50 - £85 for a clean, but a five-bedroom could cost you £80 - £150.

 

Frequency of cleans

It’s essential to clean your property after each guest that stays with you, so of course the amount you’re spending on cleaning depends on how often you’re getting bookings.

If guests also tend to stay with you for slightly longer periods, it may be worth thinking about having a cleaner come in on a weekly basis. The hourly fee will likely still apply here.

Add-ons

If you need a little something extra in your usual cleans, then this can incur additional costs. For example, if you wanted laundry service, this could add an additional cost up to £120 depending on how much needs doing.

The same applies for a general refresh before the arrival of new guests.

 

How often should you clean your Holiday Let?

You should look to have your Holiday Let properly cleaned after every guest changeover. This might seem like a lot of time and effort, which is exactly why many landlords opt to outsource their cleaning. 

The alternative is much more unappealing however – if guests arrive to your property and it’s not up to standard, you risk getting bad reviews which can negatively affect your bookings.

Common complaints from guests include:

  • Mould
  • Unclean bedding
  • Dirty windows
  • Fridge, freezer and kitchen utensil cleanliness
  • Cluttered outdoor areas

 

Why outsource your cleaning?

So we’ve established that keeping your property clean is essential. But why do so many landlords choose to outsource this? 

It saves you time

As mentioned, running a short-term rental is no small feat. Many parts of Holiday Let management are time-consuming, and if you have other day-to-day responsibilities, it can start to feel overwhelming.

Cleaning is a task that can be easily outsourced, freeing up your time to be spent on other important areas of management.

A higher standard of cleanliness

A professional cleaner will have more cleaning equipment and the know-how to get your property as sparkling clean as possible. If you’re busy and decide to carry out cleans yourself, it's easy to let standards slip for the sake of getting it done as quickly as you can.

Sometimes leaving it to the professionals is the best thing you can do.

 

Organising a Holiday Let cleaner

Some Holiday Let owners prefer to be more hands-on when it comes to organising cleans between bookings.

To take the load off a little, many other landlords use the support of a Holiday Let management company to organise cleans, manage communication with cleaners and administer payments without a second thought.

Here at The Right Property Group for example, you’ll have total say in how involved you want to be in the property management process, including when it comes to cleaning your property. 

Perhaps you’d like a cleaner to be organised for you, but would prefer to be in charge of payments. Whatever the case, we create a tailored management service suited to your needs. 

To summarise

Keeping your Holiday Let clean is essential for a positive first impression on your guests, and making bookings again and again.

But a clean property is just one part of Holiday Let management – handling complaints, communicating with guests, fixing any issues and maintaining your property all contribute to keeping your guests happy. 

That’s where we work with you to create a truly successful short-term rental business. Sound good? Contact us today to talk about how we can work together.