Ensure that your cleaning services are recorded in a formal, legally binding contract. This cleaning contract will help protect both parties by keeping a record of the details included in the provision of services.
What is a cleaning contract?
A cleaning contract is an agreement between the cleaner and the client (ie the person receiving the service). It sets out the agreed upon terms relating to the cleaning services, including the dates on which the service will be provided, payment to the cleaner and expenses incurred by the cleaner.
When should I use a cleaning contract?
Use this cleaning contract template:
if you are a business in England, Wales or Scotland
if you provide cleaning services to private individuals
What is included in a cleaning contract?
This cleaning contract covers:
cleaner details and client details
list of services (eg ironing, vacuuming, cleaning of windows)
dates of the cleaning service
how payment should be made and procedure for late payment
how often invoices will be issued
what equipment (if any) will be provided by the client for the provision of services
liability and insurance
termination of the contract
Do I need a cleaning contract?
A cleaning contract offers certainty and helps protect both parties by setting out the terms of your agreement in relation to the provision of cleaning services.
Can I use an employment contract instead of a cleaning contract?
An employment contract is used to hire employees whereas a cleaning contract is used to hire a cleaner, who provides the services in their capacity as an independent contractor. Independent contractors work for themselves in their respective trade or field, whereas employees have an employer. As a result, where a cleaner is hired to provide cleaning services, an employment contract is not the correct document, as a cleaning contract should be used instead.
Who needs to provide the equipment for the cleaning services?
It will be up to the parties to decide who will provide the equipment for the cleaning services. You can agree that the cleaner provides all the equipment, that the client provides all the equipment or that both the client and the cleaner both provide some equipment.
How can the contract be terminated?
This cleaning contract allows you to specify the notice period that must be given by either the cleaner or the client if they wish to end the agreement. It also allows you to suspend services temporarily in the event that either the cleaner or the client is suffering from illness.
Ask a lawyer if:
the cleaning contract doesn't meet your needs or cover what you want
you are based outside of England, Wales or Scotland
This cleaning contract is governed by the laws of England and Wales or Scotland.