House Clearance Cost Guide
When you get in touch with us for a quote for a house clearance cost, we try not to waste your time by arranging to come out to assess the job. Instead we ask you to send us photos of each room that you want clearing. It’s as simple as that and we’ll email you back with a quote straightaway. This way you can get the clearance done without any delay.
It’s also helpful if you can include details, such as accessibility issues, i.e. can we get the van close to your property. Again, photos are useful here if you can as it helps us to see potential problems, but a detailed description would also work as long as you are specific.
Why do you ask for photos?
By cutting out the need for us to come to your property to assess the size of the job we can get the team out to clear your property more quickly. It also cuts down the man hours we have to allocate to each job which makes the cost of the whole job cheaper for you.
Photos also make it easier for us to see exactly what the job entails rather than just a description of what needs clearing which can sometimes not be very accurate.
Once we’ve seen your photos, we’ll give you a house clearance cost based on the images. Once you accept the quote, we’ll give you a date acceptable to you, usually within 3 days of your enquiry. The day before your clearance we’ll send you a text giving you a time that we will arrive at your property and, on the day, we’ll be in touch to let you know that we are on the way. This means that you will always know what is happening and when.
When do you send out an invoice?
You will only be invoiced once the property is completely cleared, and we’ll even make sure that all the rooms that we’ve been in are left clean and tidy.
How much does a house clearance cost?
This depends entirely on how much stuff needs clearing from a property. Our minimum charge is £350+VAT and this would cover you for one van and a two member team.
So that you can get an idea of what your house clearance will cost our minimum charge would clear enough stuff to fit into one 3.5 ton Luton van or up to 1,000kg in weight.
Not going to be in?
We get a lot of house clearances from bereavements or relatives going into care and this can often mean that the person requesting the clearance doesn’t live anywhere close. This is not a problem, simply ensure that we have a set of keys for the property. That way we can let ourselves in on the day, clear everything out that you’ve asked us to, clean up afterwards and then secure the property before posting the keys back to you or your agent.
Can I reduce the cost of a house clearance?
House clearances can be a costly process, especially if you are having to clear out a very large house or if the person who was living in the property was a hoarder! Luckily there is a way to reduce the costs associated with a clearance by reducing the amount of items to be cleared – used furniture for example, as long as it is in reasonable condition, has plenty of resale value, so why not sell them instead? When sorting through a relative’s house pay particular attention to anything that may have a value, such as antiques and collectables. Find out what kind of profits could come from selling old pieces by checking online ads sites like eBay as well as local auctioneer houses.
If you are looking to reduce the house clearance cost, we can help here to. We offer a variety of options such as a partial clearance service, depending on your needs. In this way you can reduce the overall house clearance cost by clearing as much of the property as you can, leaving just the awkward, bulky items for us to clear.
Are there items that affect the cost of a house clearance?
Yes, if the items you require clearing include a fridge or a freezer these carry their own additional cost. This is because they contain a hazardous gas that requires special handling when it is disposed of. This incurs an additional house clearance cost of £50+VAT per item that has to be disposed of.
Another way in which the final cost could be higher is if additional items not originally quoted for are added to the job. Whilst this may be unavoidable in some circumstances as soon as you know that there will be more items to be moved let us know so that we can come prepared.
Do you charge by the hour?
No we charge only on the size of the job which we ascertain at the outset making sure we send the right amount of vans and people to get the job done in as timely a manner as possible. This way you always know what the cost will be and there will be no hidden costs that are out with your control. The only exception to this is if there are severe restrictions getting the van close to the property being emptied, for example if the property is a 100 Metre distance from the van. However, if the restriction is only caused by a loading time restriction, i.e. Nottingham City Centre, 7am – 10am we will work around the restriction with no additional charge.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas of how much a house clearance costs in the Leicestershire and nearby areas from a reputable company such as JS Removals.
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