This Housekeeping Agreement is an agreement made between an individual
housekeeper or housekeeping company and a client in respect to housekeeping
services to be provided for a specific location, such as a residence, office building, or
commercial building. The agreement provides for the terms of the agreement, the work
to be performed, and payment provisions as well provisions about the insurance
coverage of the company or individual providing the housekeeping services. This form
contains standard clauses but can be customized to fit the needs of the drafting parties.
THIS HOUSEKEEPING AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), is made on
______________, by and between ______________ (“Housekeeper”) located at
______________, ______________, ______________ _______ and _____________ (“Client”),
located at _____________, _____________ ______________ _________ hereinafter referred to
as (the “Parties”).
WHEREAS, Housekeeper provides housekeeping services;
AND WHEREAS, Client desires to obtain the housekeeping services of Housekeeper
pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and other good and valuable
consideration set forth, the Parties agree as follows:
A. Housekeeper and Client hereby agree that Housekeeper shall provide housekeeping
services to Client for the locations at the following addresses (the “Premises”):
1. _____________, _____________, ______________ _________
2. ____________, ____________, ______________ _________
B. Housekeeper shall provide the following services to the Client (the “Services”):
A. The term shall commence on ______________ (the “Commencement Date”) and shall
continue for a period of _________ (the “Term”).
B. Client may request to extend the Term (“Extension Term”) by providing written notice to
Housekeeper no less than __________ days prior to the expiration of the Term. The request
shall include the length of the extension and any modifications to the terms and conditions
contained herein. Housekeeper shall have __________ days to accept Client’s request.
III. HOUSEKEEPER RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Housekeeper hereby agrees as follows:
1. Housekeeper shall commence the Services contemplated herein on the
Commencement Date and shall perform all of the Services diligently and using its best
efforts to conform to local standards and practice;
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2. Housekeeper shall provide Client a mutually agreed upon work schedule for the
Services to be performed; and
3. Housekeeper shall at all times keep employed an adequate number of staff to
perform the Services contemplated herein.
A. Client shall pay Housekeeper the sum of ______________ per ______________ (the
“Fees”) for the Services to be performed.
B. All Fees are due and payable within ___________ days of Client’s receipt of
Housekeeper’s invoice. All invoices will include a detailed description of the Services performed
for which payment is being requested.
V. MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT
The Parties agree that either Party shall have the right to modify this Agreement upon
__________ days written notice to the other Party. Any modifications must be in writing and
signed by both Parties.
VI. HOUSEKEEPER’S EMPLOYEES
A. Housekeeper shall use its own staff, employees and sub-contractors in respect to the
Services to be performed.
B. The Parties acknowledge that the relationship between Client and Housekeeper is that of
an independent contractor and Housekeeper alone has exclusive control and supervision of its
staff, employees and sub-contractors. Nothing herein shall be construed to mean that
Housekeeper or any of its staff, employees or sub-contractors are agents, employees or
representatives of Client.
C. Housekeeper shall at all times ensure that industry accepted safety standards and
practices are followed while performing the Services. Housekeeper shall at all times comply
with all ordinances, regulations, and other legal requirements and obligations of the applicable
jurisdiction while performing the Services.
VII. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
A. Client shall provide for Housekeeper the following supplies and equipment for
performance of the Services, which shall include: _______________.
B. Housekeeper shall supply the following equipment, tools and supplies for performance of
the Services, which shall include: ______________.
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C. Client shall provide a designated area on the Premises for storage of Housekeeper’s
equipment, tools and supplies.
Housekeeper shall at all times maintain liability insurance coverage to cover any claims
for injuries to person or damages to property which may arise in connection with the
performance of the Services by Housekeeper, its staff, employees and sub-contractors. The
policy shall be in an amount of not less than ______________. Housekeeper shall also provide
worker’s compensation insurance for its staff, employees and sub-contractors. Client may at any
time request that Housekeeper provide proof of liability and worker’s compensation insurance
and any other certificates or documents reflecting that Housekeeper is in full compliance with all
legal requirements and obligations for companies providing cleaning services.
The Parties acknowledge that the Services to be performed hereunder are non-exclusive
and that Client shall have the right to contract with a third party for the same or similar services
for which Housekeeper is engaged, and similarly Housekeeper is free to enter into contracts to
perform the same or similar services for third parties.
X. EVENTS OF DEFAULT
In the event of non-performance by either Party of any of its obligations contained herein,
the non-defaulting Party shall serve the defaulting Party with written notice of the alleged
breach. The defaulting Party shall have ________ days from the date of such notice to cure and
rectify any non-performance or non-compliance. Upon the correction of any non-performance or
non-compliance by the defaulting Party, the Agreement shall continue for the duration of the
Term or Extension Term. In the event that the defaulting Party fails to correct any non-
performance or non-compliance issue within the time frame set out above, the non-defaulting
Party may terminate this Agreement immediately and without further notice.
Housekeeper shall treat all information relating to Client, its business practices and, any
other information that Housekeeper may become aware of that is proprietary to Client, as
confidential and shall not disclose any such confidential information to any third party except as
may be reasonably required pursuant to this Agreement or as required by court order.
A. Housekeeper shall indemnify and hold Client, its subsidiaries, officers, directors,
employees and agents harmless from and against any loss, liability, damage, including but not
limited to, any reasonable attorney fees and court costs which may arise out of or in connection
with the Services performed hereunder, save and except for the gross negligence and wilful
misconduct of Client, its subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and agents.
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B. Housekeeper shall at all times be solely responsible and liable for any damages caused by
its staff, employees or sub-contractors to any of the Client’s equipment, property or fixtures and
shall make all repairs and/or replacements for any such damage without cost to Client.
XIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS
A. Neither Party may assign any obligations hereunder to any third party without the prior
written consent of the other Party.
B. This Agreement and the work schedules referred to herein constitute the entire agreement
between the Parties and supersede all prior agreements, representations, warranties, statements,
promises, information, arrangements and understandings, whether oral or written, express or
implied, with respect to the subject matter hereof.
C. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be
deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and
the same instrument. This Agreement may be executed and delivered by electronic facsimile
transmission with the same force and effect as if it were executed and delivered by the Parties
simultaneously in the presence of one another.
D. Any notices to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be delivered to:
in the case of Client to:
_____________, ______________ _________
in the case of Housekeeper to:
______________, ______________ _______
and, in each case, mailed by ordinary mail, postage prepaid, or delivered to that address;
and, if mailed as aforesaid, any such notice shall have been deemed to have been given on
the fifth (5th) business day following that on which the letter containing the notice was
posted. If any notice is given by electronic communication, such notice shall be deemed to
be delivered on the day of transmittal thereof if given during normal business hours of the
recipient and on the next business day if given after normal business hours. Any party may
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change its address for service from time to time by notice given in accordance with the
E. In the event a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement
invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.
F. This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of
______________. The parties hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the
State of ______________ located in __________ County. In any suit or arbitration regarding the
Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have duly executed this Agreement as of
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