House Clearance

There are many circumstances when the contents of a property need to be completely cleared of furniture and other personal effects but whatever these are, the objective is likely to be the same

That is, to complete the task with minimum fuss, in the most speedy, efficient, profitable and cost effective means possible, in readiness to sell/let or otherwise dispose of the accommodation

At Amersham Auction Rooms, we fully understand what needs to be done and have the professional experience, expertise and contacts to ease you through the process, be it in respect of a one bedroomed flat, a family house or landed estate

You may well, of course, have already considered two recognised alternatives:

Option One – “Do it Yourself”

This can take considerable time and resources; probably more than you think and it will involve some hard physical work, as you will need to sift through everything, find suitable transport, whether that means hiring a vehicle or employing a transport company, to take items to an auction house, charity shops or the local tip

It also requires an element of knowledge about prevailing values, to ensure when later selling on eBay or at boot fairs, that nothing is overlooked, undersold or dumped, when it might have been of significant worth

Finally, there will be tidying and sweeping up to be done at the property

Option Two – “A Man with a Van”

You could hire a man with a van who will do a lot of it for you - but at a cost

He will almost certainly be a dealer, working for himself and not for you. He will either charge a fixed fee, depending on the size of the property, or if you are lucky, he may pay you a small cash consideration – but either way, he keeps everything and you don’t benefit from any profits made on selling your goods…..and furthermore, you will inevitably still need to clean and sweep up afterwards

Option Three – “Amersham Auction Rooms”

Neither of the first two options offer the undoubted advantages of instructing Amersham Auction Rooms who will organise everything… including, where agreed, cleaning up and sweeping out!

As an Auction House, we work for you, on a commission basis; so the more we can make for you, the more we earn ourselves

Our Valuers have the in-depth knowledge to be able to advise on the worth of items and will recommend the best course of action with regard to selling at auction. They will also recommend how best to handle the disposal of anything of no commercial value and where appropriate, may suggest that some of these could be consigned to a charities. Indeed, it is that experience which often helps us to identify a surprisingly large number of ‘finds’ which go on to sell for a lot more than the owners thought

We have been clearing properties for clients over many years and in that time have built up a portfolio of reputable tradespeople with whom we work, to most effectively complete the task. These include Clarks of Amersham who are often engaged to undertake packing and transport and where necessary, they will also handle the distribution of items which are being retained, to family, beneficiaries or others

Barrie Twyman is the House Clearance team leader. He recognises every instruction is different and the need for understanding and guidance at a time when clients are often experiencing considerable stress. He takes personal charge when co-ordinating everything and is the principal contact

For initial, free advice, call Barrie on: 01494 729292
Or email him at: [email protected]