End of tenancy cleaning, as its name suggests, is cleaning service required to be done for a home apartment when the current tenancy expires. It could be a handing over of the apartment back to the landlord or it could well also be a new lessee taking over the rental apartment on a latest contract with the landlord. In Singapore, end of tenancy cleaning services is fairly common as part of the deal between the existing tenants and the owner to ensure a smooth handing over of a fairly good condition apartment. This is to facilitate easier procuring of new tenancy for the vacated apartment right after the end of a contract.
Cost of end of tenancy cleaning services in Singapore is usually between SGD $200 - $450 depending on the type of apartment; size of apartment; cleaning materials/solutions required; condition of the home; scope of cleaning service rendered; amongst many other variables. The quoted range of charges are suited for cleaning a 3 room HDB flat to bigger private apartment units like a 4 bedded condominium units. Charges for cleaning of landed properties would be of an entirely different scale all together on the simple basis of the difference between it's shear size as compared to apartment units of HDB flats and cleaning of private/executive condominiums.
End of tenancy cleaning services in Singapore is known very much to be a tough cleaning job as compared to other variations. Reasons can be simply found from the POVs of both the tenants and landlords on the very apartment in question. In the landlord's opinion, he/she would just need to ensure that what needs to be working has to be working; there isn't much requirement or a need for refurbishment or excessive spending to be done for absolute cleanliness and hygiene. On the other hand, the tenants are here for a short period of time; this apartment is just a temporal resting place for them to transit every night, hence they would just need to stop short of spoiling the home apparatus or leaving permanent marks on the glass panels that can't be removed.
With the above, usual end of tenancy cleaning jobs in Singapore would required at least 2 helpers on the ground to work out the cleaning assignments in completion of the rather tedious job on time. Tough stains and water marks are common sights for such handing over job assignments. Dirty spots are usually toilet flooring; glass panels or mirror boards; cooking stove and overhead hob area. Time required for jobs as such would varied as in accordance to the size of the apartment and the difficulty of cleaning services required. On average, for a standard size apartment between 650sqft to 1200sqft, it would take between 4 hours up to 8 hours to truly settle a usual end of tenancy cleaning job.