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Moving appartments, final clean??

Hi Everyone..
Does anyone know a reasonable priced cleaning company in Zug?
What is the average cost for a 4.5 room / 125m2 ?


I'm thinking to clean it myself...
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Old 23.06.2014, 12:56
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What is the average cost for a 4.5 room / 125m2 ?
950 CHF

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I'm thinking to clean it myself...
Don't
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Old 23.06.2014, 13:37
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

I have moved out of apartments in Murten, Vuadens, Aubonne, Geneva, Bern, Murten twice, Avenches, Bern, Murten, and Bern again. Over 25 years, 10 times altogether. Only once did I have problems, as I didn't note the condition accurately when I moved in (Lesson learnt in Aubonne)

You can easily clean it yourself. Wash the shutters or blinds first, then clean the windows. I recommend steam cleaning the kitchen and bathroom when possible. Just remember to leave no smears or traces of lime scale, food, fat or dirt anywhere. Inform the landlord or agency about necessary repairs, and get them finished before you move out (You can claim these repairs on your Haftpflicht insurance, minus the Fr 200,-- minimum charge).

You could also put a notice on your local Migros and Coop notice boards asking for cleaning help, offering Fr 30,-- per hour.
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

I am too thinking of cleaning myself, considering the cost of the cleaning company. Someone told me that "end of rent" costs might go as high as one month's rent which I find ridiculous.

What I would do is get 2-3 quotes from a cleaning company and then decide what your hourly rate is - and than decide.

I think you should be able to clean it properly in say 2 full days to the level they expect it...
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Old 01.07.2014, 22:41
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

If you can afford a cleaning company/person, I say definitely use one.

We recently moved, and my husband and I were scrubbing almost non-stop for an entire week (we were moving out of a 4.5 room apartment/105 meters squared). You just really don't realize how dirty your place is until you move furniture, empty out the fridge, etc. etc. and have to get everything completely spotless.

I messed up my back really badly from all the scrubbing I was doing. That was last February/early March. It's now July, and my back is still not 100% right. If you do do it yourself, just be careful to not do too much all at once. Even if you're young and in good shape, it's pretty rough on the upper back and neck to do so much scrubbing like that.
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Old 01.07.2014, 23:46
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

I always use a cleaning company and usually pay around CHF 500-600 for a 80qm apartment. I would expect to pay between CHF 900-1000 for a 120qm apartment.

I'd also advise against cleaning yourself. But that might just be because I'm too lazy to clean myself and landlords/agencies tend to be very picking upon a tenant leaving an apartment, with complaining about every little thing, so I'd rather pay some money if it gets me some peace and quiet. It's important to choose a cleaning company that gives a so-called "Abnahmegarantie", i.e. guarantees that there will be no complaints about the condition of the apartment (in terms of its cleanliness only, of course)

I used Dilara Swiss the last few times, for apartments in both the Zurich and in the Basel area, they're all over Switzerland. I was very happy every time. I just tried to look up the homepage, but can't find it (or rather it redirects me to some weird page), so I'm not sure it still exists. When you google, you can still find a phone number, though, maybe you want to call them anyway.
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

The apartment I just signed for has a cleaning fee as part of the contract.

When I leave I won't need to clean it, I just need to leave it tidy and then the cleaners clean it and I pay 400 CHF (8 CHF per square meter).

So 125m would be 1000 CHF.
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The apartment I just signed for has a cleaning fee as part of the contract.

When I leave I won't need to clean it, I just need to leave it tidy and then the cleaners clean it and I pay 400 CHF (8 CHF per square meter).

So 125m would be 1000 CHF.
Basel rules are different to those in Zurich and Zug. Whereas in the latter locations, premises have to be left completely and perfectly clean, in Basel "Besenrein" is sufficient - literally translated as "broom-clean".
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

we just had ours done. Rubbish. Had to reclean in the early hours before the inspection.
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Basel rules are different to those in Zurich and Zug. Whereas in the latter locations, premises have to be left completely and perfectly clean, in Basel "Besenrein" is sufficient - literally translated as "broom-clean".
I asked this question on another thread, but it sounds like you have first-hand experience so I'd value your opinion. My understanding is that I have to leave the place broom-clean, but that the landlord will arrange professional cleaning and I'll get charged for it.

How does this work in practice? My fear is that my landlord won't necessarily shop around for a cleaning company and I'll get stuck with a huge cleaning bill.

Edit: Found this useful article that others may find helpful: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.d2k&cad=rja
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

Hi there,
Whilst on the topic, might anyone recommend a cleaning company in Bern ? We are moving next month also..
Thank you!
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How does this work in practice? My fear is that my landlord won't necessarily shop around for a cleaning company and I'll get stuck with a huge cleaning bill.
It's called the landlord's cousin...and ironically they are always the most expensive.


But in your case, it sounds like you will have nothing to do with that cost.
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Re: Moving appartments, final clean??

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I asked this question on another thread, but it sounds like you have first-hand experience so I'd value your opinion. My understanding is that I have to leave the place broom-clean, but that the landlord will arrange professional cleaning and I'll get charged for it.

How does this work in practice? My fear is that my landlord won't necessarily shop around for a cleaning company and I'll get stuck with a huge cleaning bill.

Edit: Found this useful article that others may find helpful: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.d2k&cad=rja
The article sums it up well. If your rate is not in the contract, maybe you could check with your landlord what he/she normally charges.
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