Things that may help you choose a reputable house clearance company

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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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Absolutely not! all of our staff are fully trained in all aspects of heavy lifting and waste disposal

Absolutely not! Go about your day like you would normally!

Absolutely not as we have our own Property clearance Vans (Luton Low Loaders) and all the Waste, Rubbish, Furniture and Furnishings will be cleared the same day and taken away the same day.

Yes we can as we deal with many Housing Association’s and Councils who insist on the Carpet and flooring being removed ready for the new tenants moving in.

Yes we hold Public Liability Insurance with Thistle underwriting for £5 Million for both commercial and domestic property clearance.
We also hold a Full Waste carrier License (Upper tier) License No CBDU41390 which you can check on the GOV Website here

Absolutely not! (as above) We are fully licensed to dispose of your waste and all of your waste will be removed and disposed of on the day.

Anything we feel we can sell on will reflect in the final quote, and the rest of the Furniture and items are either recycled (98% recycled) or donated to local Charity shops

Of course we can, we deal with many Oxfordshire Solicitors and Estate Agents on a daily basis.
If it helps we can liaise with the Solicitor or Estate Agent by picking up and dropping off the keys for both the clearance and the Quote!
We can even work with the local Council or Housing association or the neighbour next door.
We have performed hundreds if not thousands of House clearances across the years, so we are used to dealing with all kinds of different scenarios, plus we offer a free Key drop and collection service which has proved to be extremely popular over the years as this takes the stress out of having to let us in at the start of the clearance, which is usually early in the morning and being there at the end of the clearance.

Please do not worry, on many occasions we complete a clearance where there are items that the family would like to keep. In this incidence you clearly mark any items to stay, we usually gather the items in one room so they are in safekeeping. This is not uncommon and applies to nearly every clearance that we complete.

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