my last window cleaner was only charging £xxx

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  1. Amazin

    Amazin Member
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    Just had a phone call from a woman who was bit shocked after i told her about my charges. I charge £30 to clean front and back for 3 bedroom house. Im based in london.

    She told me her last windie was only charging £12 for the whole house. Im thinking to myself, where's is he now? When i clean windows i clean everything include the sills, frames and the bit in front of the window.

    I don't think im charging unreasonable
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    I'm guessing 30 is just for a one off or first clean is it? Or is it an exceptionally big 3 bed?
     
  3. Jackie

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    I ask why the old window cleaner stopped coming. If they don't know, then I say maybe it's because he under priced it.
     
  4. daveyboy

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    I had a big round in london where it is easy to charge well but 30 squid for a 3 bed drum is a tad steep
    So you making 60 quid an hour or more then?
     
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    I have been considering a move back to London (London Proper not the burbs) and the only real difference in cost of living is rent / mortage.

    I reckon I would charge £18 - £22 down in London for a 3 bed semi (and yes I do all the frames etc) Up here is is a £12 job.

    I still get 'My last windy only charged £5

    'Yep and he's died from starvation!!' I tell them.
     
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  6. Jacob

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    Those ppl are just annoying oh i got a cheaper price, please go ahead then, but dont call in 2 months when he stops cleaning. Always wonder if these ppl try and haggle the waiter at the restaurant, they probaly do lol.
     
  7. Eclipse

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    I don't get into price wars, my price is for my services not anybody else's. If the previous guy had charged properly he'd still be doing it.
     
  8. davewindowcleaner

    davewindowcleaner Well-Known Member
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    I am from sw london, £30 to clean front and back only for 3 bedroom house is too much imo.

    For e.g if it hasn't been cleaned in years, £30 is OK if it really dirty. UPVC sills and frames can be time consuming
     
  9. Danfire

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    I'm down south, as others have said around £12 for a three bed, maybe a little more if there's any extra bits and double for a first clean....£30 sounds a bit strong unless it's central London with congestion charge, major aggravation parking etc....I just picked up a new three bed detached for £17, she told she had the same window cleaner for thirty five years and he used to charge £3 and apologised when he put it up to £5 a couple of years ago, doesn't look like he ever touched the frames though... prats like him make life hard for someone that's going to do a good job with insurance and pay tax etc.
     
  10. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I'm in the Cotswolds and would have around zero customers if I charged £30 for a regular 3 bed.
     
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