Assuming you have no policy in place...get one in place ASAP.What do u do when a cleaner loses a clients house key? How do u tell the client? Do u get a locksmith to replace the locks? What r the repercussions for the employee?
I didn't say it works for everyone and I exempt the idea from cleaning services with crews.I wouldn't accept responsibility for hidden keys. If a client suggests it, I refuse that arrangement. The reason? Who else knows where that hiding spot is? I don't want the liability of having a key laying around, no matter how hidden it may be. What if someone found it and got access to the home to steal something? How many neighbors know about it, and then throught the grapevine others hear about it or what about a witness being around when the hiding spot is being revealed?
If I cannot control the access to the client's home, I won't do it. It's my responsibility to keep the key secured. I will not accept responsibility for every Tom, Dick and Jane who has access to it too!