Frequently Asked Questions
A good house clearance company should have the capacity to clear the contents of any type of property. This can be a private house, a flat, a lock-up garage, a workshop, or commercial premises (offices etc).
A reputable house clearance and removal firm will have a valid waste carrier license. They will also be registered with the Environment Agency. This is a legal requirement for any company that handles and disposes of Domestic or commercial waste.
Insurance is extremely important when hiring a reputable House clearance company if anything goes wrong when the clearance is taking place. You want to make sure that your property is covered against any accidents etc
Find out whether you live within the company’s catchment zone. Some clearance companies will charge you more if you fall outside of the Oxfordshire areas they cover. That means you can minimise house clearance costs if you choose a company that’s in the right location.
A reputable Property clearance company should accept various kinds of payment to ensure your convenience. Common payment methods include cheques, cash, and BACS transfer. Beware of companies that accept only cash payments.
You don’t want the stuff from your place to be fly-tipped or disposed of illegally. Otherwise, you can end up paying hefty fines if the items are traced back to you.
Reputable and genuine house clearance firms recycle as much of the stuff as possible and donate reusable items to charity. While landfill is a cheap way to discard waste, it is not good for the environment. So, be careful with companies that say the items go to the landfill.
A well-trained and experienced clearance team with a sizeable van should take a few hours to half a day to clear the contents of a standard house. You want a company with fully trained and experienced employees that can complete the clearance in a timely and professional manner.
House clearance companies normally don’t buy stuff from their clients as they can’t buy and sell items. Nonetheless, some companies buy and sell second-hand furniture, and a reputable clearance company that does that will compensate you for any items of resale value.
You must receive a quote for the work involved before you commit to anything. It’s good to have an idea of how much your home clearance will cost before the job begins to avoid any unpleasant surprises later.
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