House Clearance

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What Is House Clearance?

House clearance refers to the process of removing and disposing of unwanted items from a property. It involves decluttering and clearing out the contents of a house, apartment, or any other residential space. House clearances are typically undertaken in various situations, such as when moving to a new home, downsizing, or handling the belongings of a deceased family member.

House clearances involve a wide range of belongings, including furniture, appliances, electronics, personal belongings, clothing, and general household items. It also includes addressing areas like attics, basements, garages, and sheds where additional items may be stored. The goal of a house clearance is to leave the property clean, empty, and ready for its next purpose, whether that be a new occupant moving in, preparing the property for sale, or handing it over to landlords or property managers.

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House Clearance Costs

The cost of house clearance services in London can vary widely depending on the size of the property and the volume of items that need to be cleared. It’s also affected by factors such as the ease of access to the property, the nature of the items (heavy, delicate, valuable), and whether or not there are any items that require special disposal methods.

Typically, the costs can range from £150 to £350 for partial house clearance. For a complete house clearance of a small to medium-sized property, you might expect to pay between £350 and £750. Larger properties, or those with a large number of items to be cleared, can cost £800 or more.

Rubbish typeDisposal costWork
300 kg mixed load£75£260

House Clearance In Special Circumstances

There are some difficult personal situations, where the help of a professional rubbish collection company will help. You can even delegate the supervising part to a friend, so you do not have to deal with emotions and stress.

House Clearance for Seniors or People with Disabilities

House clearance for seniors or people with disabilities requires special care to ensure that the process is smooth and stress-free. This may include extra time for decision-making, careful handling of personal items, and perhaps reorganization rather than disposal. The goal is to create a safer, more manageable living environment without causing undue distress.

House Clearance for Hoarding Situations

Hoarding clearance help can be a complex and very demanding task requiring careful planning and execution. It often involves dealing with a large number of items, some of which may have been accumulated over many years. Professional house clearance companies can help manage the process, including the sorting, removal, and disposal of items while being mindful of the emotional difficulties involved.

House Clearance After Death

House clearance after death is a sensitive task that involves handling the deceased’s personal belongings with respect and care. It often includes sorting through items, determining what to keep, donate, sell, or discard, and then carrying out these tasks. Professional clearance services can offer invaluable assistance during this emotionally challenging time, handling physical tasks and providing advice on legal and practical matters.

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House Clearance Preparations

Planning and Checklist

Planning is a crucial step in house clearance as it ensures a smooth process and minimizes stress. It involves identifying items to be removed, those to be kept, and those that could be sold or donated. Creating a checklist can help track progress, provide a guide for the clearance team, and ensure nothing important is overlooked. Remember, when using a professional rubbish clearance firm, you will not have much time to decide what will go and what will stay as our team will have a fixed time to complete the task. This is one of the big differences between clearing rubbish by yourself vs. using a clearance company.

What to Do Before the Clearance Team Arrives

Before the clearance team chosen found at Clear My Rubbish arrives, it’s important to sort through personal belongings, separating items that will not be included in the clearance. Ensure to secure any valuable or sentimental items that you wish to keep. Lastly, providing clear access to all areas of the house and informing the team of any hazardous substances or difficult-to-remove items can facilitate a safer and more efficient clearance process.

What We Can`t Take?

Knowing what items cannot be taken during a house clearance is of utmost importance. Firstly, it ensures compliance with legal and safety regulations. Certain items such as hazardous materials, flammable substances, or illegal goods should not be transported or disposed of improperly. Secondly, understanding prohibited items helps protect the environment by preventing the improper disposal of items that can have detrimental effects on ecosystems.

  • oil/chemicals/medical waste
  • explosives/ammunition/weapons
  • petrol/fuel/petrol machinery
  • asbestos
  • gas/compressed bottles
  • building materials
  • garden waste.

House Clearance FAQs

Q: Do you need to visit the property first to give a price for house clearance?

A: An initial property visit isn’t always necessary to provide a preliminary quote for a house clearance, as if the rubbish is not much we can give an estimate based on information you provide about the size of the property and the volume of items to be cleared. However, a physical assessment of the property can often result in a more accurate quote. This is because our surveyor can better gauge factors such as the exact volume and type of items to be removed, the access to the property, and any potential issues or special considerations.

Q: Do you take carpets for disposal?

A: Yes, we can find companies that can dispose of your old carpets.

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