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How much do you need to pay for property maintenance services?

Last updated: 21st May 2019

Hiring a property maintenance business will cost you around $50/hr on average. However, because property maintenance work varies, the price that you’ll have to pay can still change. It can go as high as approximately $55/hr or as low as about $40/hr depending on the job.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Property Maintenance Experts on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Why the type of project needs to be specified

As mentioned before, the price of property maintenance varies depending on the kind of work that needs to be done. For example, basic building and pest inspections cost about $317.77. On the other hand, the average price of minor building and strata maintenance jobs is approximately $179.02.

How do you want your property to be maintained?

Because of its broadness, property maintenance is generally divided into different types. Among these are the following:

Regular or Routine Maintenance

Jobs that fall under this type are the ones that you or a hired help does on a daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or yearly basis. Some examples are indoor/outdoor cleaning, gardening, and replacements and inspections.

Preventive Maintenance

Some regular maintenance tasks are also included in this type of maintenance service — minor replacements, inspections, upgrades, and more. As the name implies, preventive maintenance is all about checking on and taking care of things before they become serious problems.

Corrective Maintenance

This maintenance type is the result when property owners or managers neglect the first two mentioned. Costly repairs, major replacements, and serious overhauls are examples of jobs under corrective maintenance.

Cost of property maintenance

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Different places, different prices

Queensland residents can expect to pay an average price of around $40/hr for the upkeep of their properties. Property maintenance services cost a bit more in South Australia where the rate is around $45/hr on average.

Meanwhile, the average cost to maintain a property in Victoria and New South Wales don’t differ much at $49/hr and $50/hr respectively. At around $55/hr, property maintenance specialists in Western Australia charge the highest average price for the same services across Australia.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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