Q: How much does a house clearance cost?
A: The cost varies depending on the specific requirements of the job and your property, all of which can be discussed.
Simply call our office on 01157 722 168 / 07811 147 469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to complete an online enquiry and we’ll get straight back to you.
Here are three of the most common scenarios for a house clearance:
- There are valuable items within the property or everything within the property has resale value. We either carry out the clearance free of charge or pay you and we remove all the items. Payment can be by bank transfer, cheque or cash whichever is more convenient to you.
- You think there is some value in the contents of the property, from furniture to art, vehicles to electronics. In this instance we can offset the value of some items against the cost of the clearance.
- All the contents have no resale value and need to be recycled, in this instance the price will be driven by volume.
*We are Environmental Agency licenced waste carriers and have full public liability insurance.
Q: What happens during a house clearance?
Items within the property are valued by a professional auctioneer, to determine their resale value at auction.
If you think any particular item has a lot of value, we would take this into consideration.
The cost of the clearance may be increased by the quantity of items with no resale value. These would need to be recycled.
The total value of the items are reduced from the price of the clearance. If there is any offset value it would be paid directly to you, meaning that the clearance would also be free of charge.
Q: Does house clearance include garden clearance?
A: With every clearance, our team would be happy to help you to clear and tidy gardens, as well as trim hedges and lawns. This service may be taken into consideration as part of our free quote.
Q: How long does it take to clear a house?
A: With many vans and a large team, house clearances will be completed swiftly and efficiently. We normally aim for a single working day, with reasonable notice.
We may respond at a shorter notice for more urgent, spontaneous requests. You will always be given an estimated time for the clearance’s completion when receiving your free quote.
Q: How much does a house clearance quote cost?
A: A house clearance quote is completely free, although they aren’t guaranteed to be included for any job.
Q: I work long hours and don’t live nearby, can a home visit for a house clearance quote be arranged?
A: We aim to assist you by arriving at a time that you would consider to be most convenient for you, be it evenings or weekends even.
Q: What happens to property from a house clearance?
A: The items are taken to our warehouse to be stored – after being sorted into three categories: those with resale value, those to be donated to charity and those that can’t be resold or donated.
The last category would be recycled. Examples of items for charity would be books, clothes and toys. Examples of recycled items would include wood, plastic and metal pieces.
Q: Why choose house clearance over hiring a skip/skips?
A: House Clearance pricing depends on the value of your items overall, as it could be deducted from the overall price. Though in most cases, it could be roughly similar to hiring a skip. If the value of items stored outweighs the cost of the clearance, the clearance could be free of charge and it could even offer you remuneration.
A common difficulty with skips is that you might overestimate the number of skips you need and overpay. Our clearances strictly stick by professionally devised quotes, with no hidden costs.
Q: Why choose house clearance over doing it ourselves?
A: In nearly all property clearances we undertake there is a certain volume of waste that needs to be taken to the recycling centre (aka “the dump”) when you take a hire van or commercial vehicle to the dump you must have a valid Environmental Agency Waste Carriers Licence, without this you will not be allowed into the recycling centre. You will also be required to go onto the weigh bridge and pay the commercial tipping rates. In Nottingham these can be in excess of £170 per tonne plus VAT.
Q: Can you keep items from a house clearance or put into storage?
A: In many cases there are certain items that you or friends and family would like to keep. We can deliver these items, safely and securely or transport them to a storage facility for you.
Q: I’m based outside the UK or miles away from the property. Can you help?
A: Yes, through email or phone communication, we can connect with Solicitors, Estate Agents, or a reliable neighbour to remotely arrange the viewing, provide an estimate, and complete the clearance for you. In case of key requirements, we can conveniently send and receive them via recorded delivery or courier services.
Q: Does house clearance include cleaning?
A: Yes, after a clearance has been carried out, our team of experienced cleaners can clean the property for you, be it a light general clean to a deep clean.
Q: What insurance is needed for house clearances?
A: Any reputable house clearance company, including All Cleared, needs to have public liability insurance, are Environmental Agency waste carriers licence holders and staff C.R.B. checked, all for your peace of mind. We are also members of the Anti Fly Tipping Association (AFTA).
Q: How can I pay for house clearance services?
A: You can settle your invoice by Bacs Payment or in cash. A receipt will always be issued.
Can I arrange House Clearance via the Local Council?
Local councils may offer a house clearance service, though they might not be the most cost-effective option.
Do house clearances take everything?
House clearances aim to make a location suitable for new residents. This requires disposing of any unnecessary items left behind. You can however, have partial or complete clearances of all items.
How does a House Clearance auction take place?
An auctioneer with expertise in appraising and handling valuable items is employed to assess and eliminate furniture, antiques, memorabilia, and other collectibles during a house clearance. Subsequently, these valuable items are put up for auction with the aim of attaining the highest possible selling price.
Where can you find a bereavement house clearance service in Nottingham?
We provide bereavement house clearance in Nottingham for those who have recently lost someone close to them and require a professional service to clear their home.
We cover all of Nottingham and some surrounding areas including parts of Leicestershire and Derbyshire too. Enquire online or call us today on 0115 772 2168.
Must you be present for bereavement house clearance?
For some, revisiting the home of a loved one after they have passed away is too much to face. Whether you would prefer to be present or not we will tailor the service to your needs, taking care as we sort through personal items. Or, perhaps you don’t live near the property and it isn’t convenient for you to be there on the day. If this is the case, we’ll arrange with you beforehand exactly how you’d like us to carry out the clearance.
You can let us know which items you may want to keep and we’ll ensure they remain untouched, for example if there are any sentimental items that evoke certain emotions for you. Additionally, if there are valuable items which you don’t wish to keep, we will either pay for these or remove them from the cost of the service.
Is there a date given to complete the House Clearance by?
During the notice period, which is usually four weeks, it is essential to remove all belongings of the deceased from the house and return the keys. However, if you need additional time, you can communicate with the landlord to discuss your requirements. In the case of Housing Executive and housing association properties, the timeframe for vacating and returning the keys may be shortened to just one week.
Can you expect House Clearance before probate?
Before granting Probate, the Executors have the authority to gather or remove belongings from a property. However, it is crucial to address certain potential concerns beforehand. The Executors bear personal accountability for ensuring that the estate is managed appropriately and in alignment with the wishes outlined in the deceased individual’s will.
Q: Who pays for a house clearance?
If the assets left by the deceased are insufficient to cover the expenses involved in clearing out the house, it may be necessary to sell certain assets in order to generate enough funds. The responsibility for utilising the assets for this purpose lies with either the person entrusted with executing the will or the closest living relative.
Q: Who is the House Clearance sponsored by?
A: If the assets left by the deceased are insufficient to cover the expenses of clearing out the house, it might be necessary to sell some assets to generate enough money to fund the house clearance. Either the person in charge of executing the will or the nearest living relative will need to use those assets. However, if the estate’s assets do not meet the necessary funds, these representatives may decide to cover the rest of the expenses themselves.
Q: Is there a date given to complete the House Clearance by?
A: The items belonging to the deceased must be taken out of the house and the keys should be returned by the end of the notice period, which is usually four weeks. However, if you need additional time, you can communicate your requirement to the landlord. In the case of Housing Executive and housing association properties, you may be given only one week to vacate and return the keys.
Q: How does a House Clearance auction take place?
A: An auctioneer with expertise in appraising and handling valuable items is employed to assess and eliminate furniture, antiques, memorabilia, and other collectibles during a house clearance. Subsequently, these valuable items are put up for auction with the aim of attaining the highest possible selling price.
Q: What happens next?
A: Simply contact our office by phone on 01157 722 168 / 07811 147 469 and we can discuss your house clearance needs, provide you with an estimate over the phone or make a convenient time to view the property and provide an exact quote. Often you may just want some friendly advice so just call us and we can point you in the right direction.