House Clearance & Probates

We can take the stress out of clearing your property.

Whether you just want some advice, want only the auction suitable items picked up, or want an entire clearance done. We can help you.

We are experienced clearers with a firm finger on the pulse as to what is and isn’t saleable. From lifting out a clean piece of furniture to ferreting through barns, buildings and cupboards. We won’t miss anything that could turn into cash in your coffers.

We will come out to appraise local properties for free. Further afield can be done initialy by email/images/telephone if preferred.

All items remain your property, the saleroom charges 15% commission no vat on the auction hammer price of lots. (min.£2 per lot) Electrical items have to be tested here for safety and other legal restrictions apply such as suitable fire regulation labels etc.

Labour is charged for the removals & time spent sorting/packing at the property. I do not charge for overseeing the clearance and can give reasonably accurate estimations of labour & waste costs when appraising. This labour is carried out by our team of sub-contracted man & vans. They are experienced pickers and will not miss items that may return you money. They will bill you direct for their time and I request them to cap their prices to a maximum £30 per man & van per hour and £20 per second labourer. Please remember that this also includes unloading at the saleroom end, so it is the time they spend handling your goods not just the time at the property.

We also sort the waste for free once back at the saleroom, to reduce landfill, via local charities, food banks and our extensive recycling. Reduced waste means a reduced bill for our clients. We are licensed trade waste carriers and brokers, so you can have confidence that all waste will be sorted and dealt with correctly and considerately for our clients and doing that little bit for the planet too. Even disability aids are returned to the NHS where applicable or offered to the community for free/charity donation, from our premises. Again for transparancy all waste invoices will be forwarded to the client to pay the waste recycling centre direct. .
Please ask for the current waste recycling centre charges, as prices do alter occasionally. This is an A4 sheet that can be emailed to you (you may need to sit down first as waste disposal is expensive!) We can advise you how to reduce the waste if you wish to deal with this yourselves.

We will surface wipe/sweep/vacuum through to finish or we offer a full cleaning service if required (sub-contracted and paid direct), returning keys to estate agents, solicitors or guardians of the estate. We take photographic evidence of before and after if required.

Once all your goods are sold, the buyers have paid and cleared funds are in our clients’ account then payment and invoices will be forwarded. This may be over a couple of sales, so some delay is to be expected. Labour and waste must be paid direct as per the sub-contractors own terms and conditions. The saleroom makes no money on labour or waste and these bills cannot be deducted from the auction proceeds. If you wish to complete the labour and waste yourselves, then I can give you lots of advice on how best to do this and indicate which items are suitable for you to bring to auction.

Hilary Mackay
Auctioneer.

We will talk you through the options,
from opening the door,
relieving the stress,
taking away the worry,
saving the sentimentals,
retrieving the valuables,
working efficiently,
reducing the waste,
increasing the recycling,
to leaving the property ready for hand over,
no job too large or too small.

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