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Why you should never sign a London cleaning contract that lasts more than a month

Feb 26, 2013

No London cleaning contract should last longer than a month. It’s the industry standard for a very good reason: a contract longer than that will rob your flexibility. You’ll be stuck paying for the same set of London cleaning services, even if they no longer fit your needs, or if the contractor’s performance has deteriorated to an unacceptable standard. It’s extremely difficult to get out of a long-term contract once the papers have been signed.

Not only will it be difficult to negotiate your way out of it (as it will probably have been prepared by their lawyer), some London cleaners who offer year-long contracts (or longer) will even include a notice period for telling them that you do not wish to renew the contract.

You could find yourself stuck paying for another year’s worth of unsatisfactory London cleaning just because you missed their three-month window!

It’s all too easy to find yourself trapped in a London cleaning contract like this if you haven’t read the small print. Be clear on the length of your contract from the outset and keep your options open. If you’re genuinely happy with your London cleaner’s services, then all you’ll have to do is let the contract roll on from month to month.

If you’d like to find out more, just visit my website, www.qxservices.co.uk, where you’ll be able to download a free copy of my new guide, “The 10 most costly mistakes people make when choosing a cleaning contractor… and how to avoid them”.