House Clearance Furniture Auction
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Mark Parry Business Owner
Auction's can work out well for a few people but not all, please be aware an auction house will charge for the collection of your items if you can't deliver them yourself.
There are a few things to consider before sending your items to auction, collection charges, testing costs, auction charges and disposal fees etc, so my advice would be to do your research first.
Make sure the items you are thinking of sending to auction are worth taking the chance on you could end up owing an auction house considerably more than the value of your items.
! Second Hand Furniture Auctions !
If an auction house send two guys in a van to collect your items they will charge on average £60 - £80 per hour for labour and transport.
If for example it takes them 3 hours to drive to your property, then load your items and return to their base you could owe them £240 + VAT in collection charges before the auction even starts.
What They Take
Auctions will only take the items they think will sell you will still have to arrange for the clearance of the items they don't take.
Any electrical items will need to be PAT tested or Gas Safe Tested and soft furnishings will need fixed compliance labels, but they seem to be very reluctant to take soft furnishings at the moment.
If your items sell at auction the sellers premium on most second hand furniture would be around 20% - 25% + VAT.
If your items do not sell at auction you will have to pay "No Sale Fees" you will also have to arrange for the collection and disposal of the items that don't sell yourself or pay the auction for their disposal.