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As a national leader in the supply of professional cleaning services, Rent A Maid has become a well-known name in the South African service industry. With 26 franchises in operation and 26 years of experience, Rent A Maid South Africa has established a successful franchise network across the country that offers investors ample earning potential.

At R62 500 you can own a Rent A Maid South Africa franchise and become your own boss! Email the franchise division below and supply your name, residential address and contact number, and we’ll get back to you with all you need to know about Rent A Maid cleaning franchise opportunities.

Rent-a-Maid Franchise Benefits

Access to intellectual property and the right to operate under the trade-marked Rent A Maid brand name

Access to our confidential concept and marketing strategy

No marketing fee charged (*minimum spend requirements of R1500 per month)

Government registration guidance for PAYE, UIF, Income Tax, Workmen’s Compensation, etc.
Assistance with franchise software setup
Rent A Maid Franchising will fund a R5 000 marketing campaign to boost initial sales
Free updates in design and programming of group software
Royalty fee of only 7% of sales (this fee is only expected after the Franchisor’s initial marketing campaign is complete and a reasonable customer base has been achieved – namely month four)
Assistance with admin stationery, marketing and sourcing cleaners

Franchisee Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

Training and initial staff recruitment will take place over three days at the nearest Franchisor owned branch office (or at the nearest Franchisee’s office or a provincial Franchise Manager will visit your premises, both for an additional fee). Recruitment is covered in the training.

We have an independent group supplier of quality workwear from whom you will order and have couriered. Two free uniform sets for five cleaners are included in the franchise fee and will be covered in your first bulk order.

There is no marketing fee charged monthly in addition to the 7% royalty on sales. However, you are obliged to spend R1500 per month on advertising to grow the business. Successful marketing techniques will be shared at the training and you will be given guidance and support to maximize sales.

Most certainly. Written testimonials are included in this brochure as well as operating Franchisee email addresses and images.

Your Regional Franchise Manager is highly experienced and runs Franchisor-owned branches. She is a phone call or text away. Should she be unavailable, the Franchisor may be contacted to solve any problem you might incur or question you might have. We are a big “family” and fellow Franchisees are also there to offer support. Finally, the group’s software programmer, Jonathan Hargraves of The Web Elite and our website (www.rentamaid.co.za) manager, Charlene Udal of Brand-Heart will also assist.

Yes, the bottom-ranking sales franchises struggle possibly owing to the fact that they either run other businesses in parallel or are not hands-on supporting their appointed managers. In addition, their marketing budgets fall way short of the norm. Being generally distant from the “coal face”, they have no rapport with their customers and rely solely on their managers to grow the business.

Yes, you may do so. However, a transfer of ownership fee equivalent to 25% of the cost of a new franchise at the time is payable.

Yes, you may apply to do so provided that you show that you have researched the field in question and have obtained the franchisor’s permission.

The current cost is R62 500. (Alternatively, you may deposit R19 500 and pay R1 395 monthly over 36 months).

Yes, this is known as a “Royalty”. From sales month six you would pay the Franchisor 7% excluding VAT of your sales subject to a minimum royalty.

No, this is a full time occupation, and you need to be hands-on. You do however have plenty of spare time to grow your franchise and be with your family as the busy time is from 7am to 9am.

The franchise fee, day to day running expenses for example rent (unless run from home initially), fuel, cellular phone, internet, laptop (if you do not have one). The company software will be accessed through a link on your computer. R12 000 working capital is required. This includes R6 500 paid (once-off) to an independent marketing company to set up your franchise’s Facebook page and social media presence, a 10-page customer services profile, car magnet and window advertising designs, business card design, letterhead, email signature, t-shirt graphic, brochures (pamphlets) etc. This includes assisting in sharing your monthly social media posts and help establishing your brand and regional footprint. A tailor-made marketing solution.

It all depends on how much you are prepared to spend on marketing, the amount of effort you put in, how much time you devote to make sure clients and staff are happy.

The success of the business will depend on the hours you are prepared to put in. As the business grows you might have a few hours to yourself during the day. The office usually opens at 7am and closes at 4pm. You should only be busy from 7am to 9am most days.

Usually on 21 September annually before the festive season arrives.

Research on your competitors’ prices will be necessary and the Franchisor will guide you on staff remuneration.

The Franchisor will determine these based upon the territories of your franchise neighbours (if any at the time). Usually a 20-30 kilometre radius is standard.

The name of the brand speaks for itself. Being part of a well-known franchise always puts you one step ahead of your competitors. You will receive training and guidance from a brand leader as well as sophisticated computer software online to run the business. Rent A Maid has been around for 27 years and the Franchisor has a vested interest in the brand’s longevity being the owner of six branches: Durban, Pinetown, Hillcrest, Edenvale, Bedfordview, Nelspruit.

You will need to put in the effort to run a successful franchise. Once you’re up and running smoothly, you can become flexible and work at your own pace. Enriching the lives of others through job creation is a wonderful and rewarding feeling. Rent A Maid franchises can also be very profitable, as the top sales earners have discovered.

Yes, you can. It’s entirely up to you to grow the business to what you want it to be. There have been huge successes.

That’s entirely up to you. The more effort you put in the greater your sales. Advertising plays a major role. We will guide you in this department.

Most definitely. We’re creating jobs for most single mothers who have to educate and feed their children. Clients who are satisfied refer Rent A Maid to other clients. Clients compliment you and your staff on a job well done. Knowing you’ve made a positive difference is all the reward you need.

Franchise Opportunities in South Africa


Northern Cape

Free State

Kwa-Zulu Natal


Eastern Cape

Western Cape

North West




For as little as R62 500 you can invest in your own future and become your own boss. 

Rent A Maid SA was founded in the 1980’s as a response to the ever-increasing need for outsourced cleaning services in South Africa. We are an industry leading home and business cleaning company with 29 successful branches and franchises nationwide. We currently employ around 500 staff members, and our head office is situated in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal.

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