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Cleaning Services Agreement

Cleaning Contractor Details

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Who is providing the cleaning services?



e.g. Street, City, State ZIP Code

Frequently Asked Questions
Companies incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 are assigned an Australian Company Number (ACN). If your ACN is different from the last nine digits of your ABN, then your ACN should also be included in the contract.

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THIS CLEANING SERVICES AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is dated this ________ day of ________________, ________.


(the "Client")


(the "Contractor")
  2. The Client is of the opinion that the Contractor has the necessary qualifications, experience and abilities to provide cleaning services to the Client.
  3. The Contractor is agreeable to providing such cleaning services to the Client on the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement.

IN CONSIDERATION OF the matters described above and of the mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Client and the Contractor (individually the "Party" and collectively the "Parties" to this Agreement) agree as follows:

  1. Services Provided
  2. The Client hereby agrees to engage the Contractor to provide the Client with the following cleaning services (the "Services"):
    • _______________________________________________________________

  3. The venue for delivery of the Services is:
    • _______________________________________________________________

  4. The time for delivery of the Services is:
    • _______________________________________________________________

  5. The Services will also include any other cleaning tasks which the Parties may agree on. The Contractor hereby agrees to provide such Services to the Client.
  6. Term of Agreement
  7. The term of this Agreement (the "Term") will begin on the date of this Agreement and will remain in full force and effect until July 23, 2024, subject to earlier termination as provided in this Agreement. The Term may be extended with the written consent of the Parties.
  8. Performance
  9. The Parties agree to do everything necessary to ensure that the terms of this Agreement take effect.
  10. Currency
  11. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, all monetary amounts referred to in this Agreement are in USD (US Dollars).
  12. Compensation
  13. The Contractor will charge the Client a flat fee of $0.00 for the Services (the "Compensation").
  14. The Client will be invoiced when the Services are complete.
  15. Invoices submitted by the Contractor to the Client are due within 30 days of receipt.
  16. In the event that this Agreement is terminated by the Client prior to completion of the Services but where the Services have been partially performed, the Contractor will be entitled to pro rata payment of the Compensation to the date of termination provided that there has been no breach of contract on the part of the Contractor.
  17. The Compensation as stated in this Agreement does not include sales tax, or other applicable duties as may be required by law. Any sales tax and duties required by law will be charged to the Client in addition to the Compensation.
  18. Reimbursement of Expenses
  19. The Contractor will be reimbursed from time to time for the following expenses reasonably incurred by the Contractor in connection with providing the Services:
    • _______________________________________________________________

  20. Confidentiality
  21. Confidential information (the "Confidential Information") refers to any data or information relating to the Client, whether business or personal, which would reasonably be considered to be private or proprietary to the Client and that is not generally known and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the Client.
  22. The Contractor agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any Confidential Information which the Contractor has obtained, except as authorized by the Client or as required by law. The Contractor further agrees that they will not disclose, divulge, reveal, report or use, for any purpose, any personal information of the Client, without the prior written consent of the Client. The obligations of confidentiality will apply during the Term and will survive indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.
  23. Return of Property
  24. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, the Contractor will return to the Client any property, documentation, records, or Confidential Information which is the property of the Client.
  25. Capacity/Independent Contractor
  26. In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Contractor is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee. The Contractor and the Client acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service. The Client is not required to pay, or make any contributions to, any social security, local, state or federal tax, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, insurance premium, profit-sharing, pension or any other employee benefit for the Contractor during the Term. The Contractor is responsible for paying, and complying with reporting requirements for, all local, state and federal taxes related to payments made to the Contractor under this Agreement.
  27. Autonomy
  28. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will have full control over working time, methods, and decision making in relation to provision of the Services in accordance with the Agreement. The Contractor will work autonomously and not at the direction of the Client. However, the Contractor will be responsive to the reasonable needs and concerns of the Client.
  29. Equipment
  30. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Contractor will provide at the Contractor’s own expense, any and all equipment, accessories, chemicals, solvents, cleaning fluids, workwear and any other supplies necessary to deliver the Services in accordance with the Agreement.
  31. No Exclusivity
  32. The Parties acknowledge that this Agreement is non-exclusive and that either Party will be free, during and after the Term, to engage or contract with third parties for the provision of services similar to the Services.
  33. Notice
  34. All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to the Parties at the following addresses:
    1. ______________________
    2. ______________________

    or to such other address as either Party may from time to time notify the other, and will be deemed to be properly delivered (a) immediately upon being served personally, (b) two days after being deposited with the postal service if served by registered mail, or (c) the following day after being deposited with an overnight courier.

  35. Indemnification
  36. Except to the extent paid in settlement from any applicable insurance policies, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, each Party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, and its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, penalties, punitive damages, expenses, reasonable legal fees and costs of any kind or amount whatsoever, which result from or arise out of any act or omission of the indemnifying party, its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and assigns that occurs in connection with this Agreement. This indemnification will survive the termination of this Agreement.
  37. Modification of Agreement
  38. Any amendment or modification of this Agreement or additional obligation assumed by either Party in connection with this Agreement will only be binding if evidenced in writing signed by each Party or an authorized representative of each Party.
  39. Time of the Essence
  40. Time is of the essence in this Agreement. No extension or variation of this Agreement will operate as a waiver of this provision.
  41. Assignment
  42. The Contractor will not voluntarily, or by operation of law, assign or otherwise transfer its obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Client.
  43. Entire Agreement
  44. It is agreed that there is no representation, warranty, collateral agreement or condition affecting this Agreement except as expressly provided in this Agreement.
  45. Enurement
  46. This Agreement will enure to the benefit of and be binding on the Parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and permitted successors and assigns.
  47. Titles/Headings
  48. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement.
  49. Gender
  50. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
  51. Governing Law
  52. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  53. Severability
  54. In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable with the invalid or unenforceable parts severed from the remainder of this Agreement.
  55. Waiver
  56. The waiver by either Party of a breach, default, delay or omission of any of the provisions of this Agreement by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this ________ day of ________________, ________.

______________________ (Client)
______________________ (Contractor)
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What is a Cleaning Services Agreement?

A Cleaning Services Agreement is a contract between a cleaner, or a cleaning company, and their client. It may be used for residential or commercial spaces that require a one-time cleaning or regularly scheduled cleaning services. A client could be a homeowner, business, realtor, or property management company.

This contract establishes the terms and conditions of the arrangement between the two parties. Most importantly, it outlines the services that the cleaner will provide and the compensation that they will receive.

When executed properly, a Cleaning Services Agreement is a legally binding contract. Once a party signs, they are obligated to fulfill their obligations.

A Cleaning Services Agreement is also known as a:

  • Maid service agreement
  • Housekeeping agreement
  • House cleaning agreement
  • Janitorial services contract

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When should a Cleaning Services Agreement be used?

Individual cleaners and cleaning companies should use written agreements whenever they sell their services. Generally, a cleaner creates a Cleaning Services Agreement whenever they take on a new client.

A cleaning services contract can be used to schedule a recurring housekeeping service (weekly, monthly, etc.) or a single-day service, such as a carpet cleaning.

If you are a small business owner, you can use an agreement to employ a janitor to come to your workplace after regular business hours and perform cleaning duties like trash collection and washroom cleaning.

Why do I need a Cleaning Services Agreement?

Using a Cleaning Services Agreement sets clear expectations, reducing the risk of miscommunication. Reducing miscommunication can help lessen the chance of unpleasant disagreements and legal disputes.

Also, a Cleaning Service Agreement establishes that the cleaner is an independent contractor who is providing a service, not an employee who is entitled to certain benefits.

If you are a freelance maid or janitor, Cleaning Services Agreements help you manage your clients and maintain your self-employment records. In addition, offering a properly drafted legal document assures your prospective clients of your professional credentials and ensures you’re legally protected in the event of a dispute over payment.

A Cleaning Services Agreement lets clients communicate their expectations for the types of cleaning they want to be done and the level of service and detail they require. It also ensures that a cleaner only has to perform the services outlined in the document.

Sometimes, cleaning services may be subject to a strict schedule. For example, workplaces may require services early in the morning before any staff arrives. In this case, it’s important to have the agreement terms written down so the cleaner knows exactly when to arrive and clean.

What information is included in a Cleaning Services Agreement?

A Cleaning Services Agreement should include the following information:

  • Frequency: The cleaning service may be regularly scheduled or a one-time job.
  • Location and time: It’s important to include where and when the cleaner will provide their service.
  • Cleaning details: Outlining what the client is hiring the cleaner to do is essential.
  • Parties’ details: It is essential to include the name and address of each party. The parties can be individuals or organizations.
  • Compensation: Depending on the duration of the contract, payment can be charged at a flat rate or hourly, weekly, monthly, or annually.
  • Deposit: If the cleaner requires a deposit, it should be included in the contract. The deposit amount depends on the client’s trustworthiness and financial stability. A reasonable amount is usually 10-50% of the total contract amount.
  • Client payments: The frequency of payments should be included. Also, it’s important to specify the number of days that the client has to pay Invoices.
  • Late payment interest: Cleaners may include the right to charge interest on any overdue invoices.
  • Termination notice: It’s essential that parties specify the number of days written notice that they must provide to end the contract.
  • Reimbursements: If the client is going to reimburse the cleaner for any of their costs, such as supplies or transportation, that must be included in the contract.
  • Confidentiality: If the cleaner has a duty not to reveal confidential client information, whether it be indefinitely or until the contract ends, it must be included in the contract.

What services should a cleaner provide when using a Cleaning Services Agreement?

Cleaners and their clients have to determine the service terms of their agreement on their own. There are no set rules for the services a cleaner should provide. Therefore, it’s important for clients to express their expectations and demands and for cleaners to be clear on the details of the service they offer.

Some clients may expect cleaners to mop and vacuum floors every day, while others may only require this service once per week. On the flip side, a Cleaning Services Agreement also allows cleaners to outline any services that they are not willing to provide. Some cleaners may not be willing to provide their services if a situation poses a risk to their health. For example, if a client’s space contains harmful mold, a cleaner may refuse to enter.

Should my Cleaning Services Agreement include a confidentiality clause?

Not every client needs to include a confidentiality clause in their Cleaning Service Agreement. If you hire an individual or company to clean your yard after a party, you likely don’t need to include a confidentiality clause in your agreement.

If you represent a business and hire someone to clean your workplace, you may consider including a confidentiality clause.

Confidential information refers to any private information that is not publicly available, such as customers’ contact or financial information. If there is a chance that a cleaner could see or have access to any sensitive information, including a confidentiality clause can be worth it.

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