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Michigan courts have held that a clean fee in the range of $50 to $150 is reasonable.
This would be a range for a normal wear-and-tear situation.
It is the baseline that you would base a reasonable fee upon.
In order to adjust it upward, you should document the condition of the apartment so that, should the matter be litigated, you have substantial support for exceeding this amount.
If you can show that you were thoughtful and reasonable in calculating your fee, and you have good documentation, the court will uphold it.
Ok, even if they didn't even clean anything and it was really bad? I already paid $400.00 to another cleaning company. Can't I bill for the hours that I have put in? It is a house and I have pictures etc.
Certainly. The $50-$150 is the baseline. It boils down to $10-$30 per hour. If you have an invoice from a cleaning company and photos to show the condition, as well as a potential witness (in the person that helped you clean), then you could certainly
charge what you paid the cleaner, plus the time you and the other person put in at $10-$30 per hous.
Great, thanks for the advice.
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