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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 19, 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 CAD (Canadian 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 expiry 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.
  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.

  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 Province of Alberta.
  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 written contract between a cleaning contractor and a client. It outlines essential terms and conditions, such as the timeframe and compensation for the provided services.

Our template is useful for cleaners providing services in residential and commercial spaces.

When should I use a Cleaning Services Agreement?

LawDepot’s Cleaning Services Agreement template is useful for single once-off cleaning jobs, fixed-term contracts, or regularly scheduled cleaning services. Cleaners and their clients can use this document to contract for the following services:

  • Commercial and janitorial cleaning for office buildings, retail spaces, and warehouses
  • Housekeeping for a homeowner’s or renter’s house or apartment (e.g., maid services)
  • Rental property and cleaning after a tenant or guest has left a rental or Airbnb
  • Event clean up after large social events such as weddings, parties, and conferences
  • Car cleaning, such as vacuuming the interior and washing the exterior

Why should I use a Cleaning Services Agreement?

A Cleaning Services Agreement helps clarify the terms and conditions of the agreement to both the contractor and the client. Both parties can consult the agreement to potentially prevent disputes. If you need to make changes to the service terms in the future, it can be beneficial to have a written document to amend.

Are verbal Cleaning Services Agreements legally binding?

Verbal contracts are legally valid in Canada. The problem is that without evidence in writing, it can be difficult to establish the terms of such a contract in the event of a dispute. If you can’t prove the terms of the contract, you will not be able to enforce it in court.

What details are included in a Cleaning Services Agreement?

When you use our template, we will ask you to provide the following details for your Cleaning Services Agreement:

  1. Service term: Specify whether the service is a single job or on a fixed-term or indefinite basis.
  2. Location: State the province or territory where the cleaning services will take place. This will also establish the governing law for the contract.
  3. Cleaning contractor details: List if the cleaner works as an individual contractor or as part of a group of contractors as well as their names and addresses. 
  4. Client details: List if the client is an individual or if they are an organization or corporation along with their name and address.
  5. Billing information: Include the deposit amount (if applicable), rate of pay, payment type, and any details that regard invoices or late payments.
  6. Cancellation policy: Provide a notice period for either party to cancel a cleaning job.
  7. Expenses and reimbursements: State if the cleaning service provider will be reimbursed for any items or tools necessary to complete their work.
  8. Confidentiality clause: Ensure that the contractor will not disclose any personal information about the client unless authorized by the client or required by law.

LawDepot’s step-by-step questionnaire helps you to organize the important details of your Cleaning Services Agreement. You can edit our template to include additional clauses as well.

How do I price a Cleaning Services Agreement?

Factors that may influence the cost of a cleaning job include the following:

  • Property type
  • Size of the property
  • Type of cleaning job
  • Number of hours required to do the cleaning job
  • Amount of cleaning required or the difficulty of the job
  • Extra materials or supplies needed to complete the job

The contract’s length often affects payment terms. For example, a flat fee or lump sum payment is a simple choice for a once-off cleaning job. Regularly scheduled cleaning, however, will typically involve a set rate of pay, invoiced at regular intervals.

Hourly or weekly rate

Clients may choose to pay cleaners hourly or weekly, particularly if the work is to be ongoing or long-term.

What is the difference between an Employment Contract and a Cleaning Services Agreement?

Employment Contracts are only for employees — not independent contractors. Employees work for one employer, usually have a set schedule, and are often paid hourly or weekly. Typically, an employer provides the tools or equipment an employee needs to do their job.

 An employee is obligated to sign an Employment Contract, which outlines their rights and responsibilities while at work. 

An independent contractor is self-employed. They can work for many different clients, set their own work hours, use their own tools and equipment and invoice clients for work done. They are not employed by their clients, so they do not have the same legal protection as an employee.

Instead of an Employment Contract, cleaning contractors may sign a Cleaning Services Agreement to protect their financial interests. 

The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) provides further details on the difference between employees and self-employed contractors.

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