How much for a cleaner in London?

Am I out of touch?

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11/07/2007 at 17:52
I realise this post may cause some forumites to gasp at my decadence, but I want to hire a cleaner for 3-4 hours a week. I used to pay someone but she has moved on to other things and the house is a terrible mess despite my best efforts. I contacted one of those cleaning companies who quoted £44 + VAT for 4 hours. My house isn't huge (Edwardian 3 bed semi)but this did seem a bit steep to me. What do you think? (I paid the previous lady £30 for 3 hours).
Thanks!!
Dark Vader    pirate
11/07/2007 at 17:53
£10-12 per hour is about right..

11/07/2007 at 17:55
I'm paying £10 per hour including insurance. That's the whole rate, no added vat.
11/07/2007 at 17:56
Glad I live in Somerset £5.50 an hour here.
11/07/2007 at 17:59

Beebs, we have London wages, too!
11/07/2007 at 18:08
Waapster, which company do you use?
11/07/2007 at 18:12
It is called something like 'Time for You' or 'Time for Yourself'.

Just looked for a website but couldn't Google it. I'll look up the details when I get home.
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
11/07/2007 at 18:16
I do naked cleaning for £15 ph ;-P
11/07/2007 at 18:16
I pay £8.50 per hour for the most marvellous cleaner ever. I can't recommend her highly enough. If you want her details drop me an email.

H
kittenkat    pirate
11/07/2007 at 18:45
We pay our managing Playleader of an OFSTED excellent preschool for excellent education and care of our children - £7.45 an hour.

We are a rural charity.

I think, perspective is lost in the UK
11/07/2007 at 19:04

'H', where is your cleaner based?
11/07/2007 at 19:10
I don't need a cleaner I have been treatened with Aggie and Kim by my friends they even videoed me saying I wouldn't mind if they called them
11/07/2007 at 19:10
I was very drunk at the time
11/07/2007 at 19:47
i have always payed my cleaner more than my child minder

i know it doesn't make sense
but those are the going rates

12/07/2007 at 08:24
Waapster!
Spooky! I've got the man from "Time for you" coming to give me a quote tomorrow. Do you find them reliable?

KK I know. It is madness.

Thanks
Jiggi

P.S. Nicko. thanks, but I can't afford 15pph no matter what the added extras might be!!
12/07/2007 at 09:41
I don't have any children, but I've always been puzzled by people who moan about how expensive childcare is.

They seem to expect a professional, reliable, safe service for peanuts.

I used to pay £18 per clean, for a three bedroom house (in Essex rather than London), but that was three years ago.

I don't know how long it took, as I was never in when the cleaner came.
Duck Girl    pirate
12/07/2007 at 11:48
Church Action on Poverty.
A p/t worker who turns up to your house for a few hours will have additional expenses like transport.
12/07/2007 at 11:54
Do it yourself, lazy.
12/07/2007 at 11:56
I pay my cleaning lady £8/hr but she's going home to Poland soon to start work as a secondary school teacher teaching chemistry and physics (she has a degree in those subjects)which has always been her dream. I can't understand how it isn't her dream to clean my house............;-)
12/07/2007 at 11:57
I'll have to:-)
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