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Each House Clearance in . is different. The House Clearance Association gives an overview of pricing

 

OUR AVERAGE HOUSE CLEARANCE IS BETWEEN £350 AND £450 AND TAKES 2-3 HOURS TO COMPLETE

How much does it cost to clear a house?

Source: House Clearance Association.

We are often asked why there is such a vast pricing difference between house clearance companies. The answer is simple, a house clearance companies biggest costings are recycling of waste legally and staff wages. Therefore, if a company is quoting you a low price then beware, as they may be disposing of your waste illegally.

Do you know where your waste is going? Beware of house clearance companies that under charge!

The UK House Clearance Association have put together a simple approximate costing guide for you. To understand the costs involved for a reputable clearance company to clear an average sized house. The guide below is compiled with costing information supplied from members listed on this site.

The Costs Involved

STAFF WAGES

MINIMUM COST
Most companies will send 3 staff to your property for health and safety reasons. insurances, even based on minimum wage and an average of 8 hour day and company PAYE £216.00

RECYCLING YOUR WASTE

Companies cannot use Council waste sites. They must pay at Licensed Commercial Waste Stations to dispose of your waste legally and comply with government legislations. To dispose of your waste legally a company must be registered with the Environment Agency and hold a Waste Carriers License

RECYCLING COSTS

MINIMUM COST
The cost to recycle general household waste can vary significantly, companies are charged by weight. It is normally charged for a minimum of one tonne,  this can be as much as £200.00 per tonne depending upon the area and the recycling station. Most companies use Luton vans for accessibility and normally carry up to 1.5 tonnes. This cost excludes a lot of items which you would find in your home and clearance companies will have to pay extra to recycle items. £180.00 van load
Mattress (£20.00 each, price based on average of 3) £60.00
Fridge or Freezer (minimum of £40.00 each, price based on an average of 2) £80.00
Televisions, varies depending upon size from £15.00 up to £45.00 (price based on an average of 2 TV’s of average size) £40.00
WEEE Items, all electrical goods from a kettle, toaster, iron, radio etc. has a minimum recycling charge of £5.00 per item. This can vary depending upon the size of goods (price based on an average of 10 items in household) £50.00
There are many more items which are charged individually such as paint cans, chemicals, rubber tyres, gas cylinders, asbestos etc. A lot of clearance companies may refuse to take such items due to cost to dispose of the goods.

VEHICLE COSTS

MINIMUM COST
Most companies will renew their vehicles every 2-3 years to ensure they have reliable vehicles on the road. A Luton van costs on average £26,000.00, maintenance, repairs, road tax, insurances all cost. However you can hire a Luton van for an average cost of £80.00 a day with a £200.00 refundable deposit. £80.00
Diesel to and from the property and then to and from waste stations £20.00

LICENSES AND INSURANCES

MINIMUM COST
A reputable clearance company will hold a valid Waste carriers license. They will also have Public and Employers liability insurances to cover your property for accidental damage and staff injury. This will vary depending upon the company cover, we would estimate a minimum cost of £1,000.00 per year. (price based on average year at 260 days excluding weekends) £3.85

COMPANY OPERATING COSTS

MINIMUM COST
Telephone lines, maintaining websites, marketing, advertising. £25.00
Office rental, administration staff, accountancy fees

£25.00

TOTAL

This gives a grand total of £779.85 as an average cost to clear a property!

Remember, some companies may charge slightly less depending upon the quantity of waste in your property, but beware if the cost is significantly less. If fly tipped waste from a rogue clearance company can be tracked back to you, you can be fined up to £5000.00

Source: UK House Clearance Association

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