How Much Does House Clearance Cost
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How Much Does It Cost
The average cost of a full house clearance will depend on the amount of contents to be cleared, but as an example to clear and transport for recycling the full contents of your standard 3 bedroom home will normally take 3 personnel around 8 hrs work and cost on average £400 - £1000.
The higher end of this price range if there are attics, sheds and garages to clear along with stair lifts and carpets, and the lower end of the price range if its just the larger items of furniture without all the clothing, bedding and general clutter etc, if there are resalable items in the property then these can be used to offset the cost of a clearance, below I have explained the costs involved in clearing a house.
All the information you will ever need about house clearance is on this site, so before you hit the back button why not browse through the information I have supplied in the links at the bottom of the page, everything you will ever need to know about house clearance and how it works is there.
Cost Of House Clearance
When we take items from your property it becomes our business waste so we can only use commercial recycling centers to recycle these item’s charged by weight, around 25% of the price a customer pays for a clearance are recycling charges.
As with any business there are a lot of costs involved in running our business legally, vehicles are one of the larger costs, to buy and run one of our 6.5 Ton HGV vehicles cost us around £80 per day, including purchase, tax, fuel and licensing costs etc.
To clear a 3 bedroom semi detached property we would send 3 or 4 experienced personnel and 1 or 2 vehicles equipped with suitable tools and equipment, around 25% of the price a customer pays are staff wages and other related staff costs.
Then there are telephone, website and advertising costs along with office and yard rent, rates, power etc and other related licenses and paperwork, we charge a fixed price for vehicles and admin, around 25% of the price a customer pays are admin & vehicle costs.
We are a clearance company not second hand dealer we don't just buy furniture from a property , we earn a living by providing the labour and transportation of everything in your property for re-use, recycling or disposal and not from the sale of its contents.
The aim of any business is to make a profit, we calculate this by adding the recycling costs, wages and the admin costs together and adding 25% to the total, most of which is re-invested back into the business, newer vehicles better equipment etc.
When we clear a property we separate the items into their different recycling categories, items that can be re-used, items that can be recycled i.e paper, cardboard, clothing, bedding, scrap metal, wood etc and then items that need to be disposed of.
By doing this we fulfill our duty to apply the waste hierarchy as required by the waste regulations, we then load them on our vehicles, once we leave your property we then travel to various commercial recycling centers to recycle them.
But unlike the council recycling centers where you have different sections for different types of recycling all in the same place, commercial recycling centers are normally specific to one type of recycling and located miles apart.
Please be aware that most house clearance companies quote by using a full or part load method, this method classes all waste as general waste which is more expensive to recycle.
This results in much higher charges, please compare the size of our vehicles to other companies before excepting an estimate using a full or part load calculation.
Also this method does not take into consideration the size of vehicle they use from old Tesco delivery vans to caged tippers the range of vehicles used can vary quite considerably.
If another company estimates a clearance as 1 load and then it turns out to be 2 you will end up paying double the estimated price, you could get caught out with this method .
Not all vehicles have the same size cargo compartment, our vehicles are 6.5 tonne HGV box vans we can carry more volume than 4 large builders skips on just one of our vehicles.
This is why we prefer to view the property first so we can take into consideration any resale value, the transportation, recycling and labour costs before we supply a quotation.
How Our Service Works
Please Note: We are first and foremost a clearance company. We earn a living by providing the labour and transportation of everything in your property for resale or donation, recycling or disposal and not from the sale of its contents, we feel if there is money to be made from the contents of your property then it should be you and your family who benefit.
1. None of the contents have a value
In this case we will give you a quotation to clear your property which will include all recycling/disposal fees and our time, labour and transportation costs.
Example: The cost of clearing your property is £600 including the recycling/disposal costs at a licensed commercial recycling center, our time, labour and transportation costs = you pay us £600.
Please Note: Unlike charities, second hand or antique dealers who will only take the items with a resale value, we clear and dispose of legally anything and everything from your property all within a few hours.
2. Some of the contents have a value
In this case we would give a discount for the saleable items or will clear the property without charge depending on the value of the saleable items.
Example: The cost of clearing your property is £600 and the contents resale value = £250, you pay us £350 and we get the other £250 from an antique or second hand dealer.
Please Note: We do not sell items to the general public and we do not make money on the sale of your items. Any items we use to offset the cost of a clearance are sold to second hand or antique dealers for the same price as the discount we give.
3. Most of the contents have a value
In this case we will clear the property without charge or depending on the value of the saleable items make a payment to you on the day of the clearance in cash.
Example: The cost of clearing your property is £600 and the contents resale value = £800, we pay you £200 and we get the £800 from an antique or second hand dealer.
Please Note: The price we offer as a discount are roughly the same price you would get from a second hand dealer, you will always earn more money for your items by selling them yourself through sites like facebook, ebay or gumtree so why not give it a go.
Our business is designed to help you if you live locally or hundreds of miles away, if you have limited time to clear a property or your finding it difficult to deal with the emotional aspect of dismantling the life of a close relative or friend. We can deal with everything on your behalf in a matter of hours.
If you have plenty of time to clear a property please check out the links at the bottom of the page, all the information you will ever need to know about your house clearance options are detailed there, from free, cheap and charity house clearance services to the value of second hand furniture and how to make more money selling it yourself.