Estate and House Clearance

Estate Services and Downsizing.

Covering Newcastle, North East England, Cumbria  and The Scottish Borders

Based in Newcastle, most of our new clients come to us on recommendations, from professional advisers or existing clients.

We predominantly cover Newcastle, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Durham, Teeside, Cumbria, The Scottish Borders, and Yorkshire, but our services are often required further afield.


What happens to the contents of my house?

If you're a private individual or executor and have to arrange the clearance of house contents, often speed is of the essence, so please call us as soon as possible. Unoccupied property can sometimes be difficult to insure and can attract unwanted attention. 

Most importantly.... don't throw anything out. Clients often think they are doing us a favour by clearing away some of the 'clutter' before we arrive. Please don't....there's often value in items considered as rubbish.

  • One of our highly experienced valuers will meet you at the property and assess the contents. This initial visit is free.
  • We arrange for experienced professional carriers to remove saleable items from the property.  
  • Items consigned are then entered into a range of specialist auctions.
  • We work in partnership with several local charities and house clearers, so can facilitate the cost-effective removal of low-value and unsaleable items, often in an ethical and environmentally friendly way.
  • For your convenience, if required, we can also arrange the sale of the property, on the open market or by auction, through our sister company A&G Land & Property Agents. Click here for more information.


What is the process?

To arrange a free, no-obligation home visit and consultation with one of our expert valuers, call us on 0191 4303000 or email Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

  • As no two properties or collections are the same, our valuer advises you on the potential value of the saleable contents, the costs involved, and the various options available to you.
  • We then see to everything... sorting and tagging of the saleable items at the property; preparing a receipt; and booking the carrier.
  • Often we complete within a day.  However, for larger properties or collections, it can take longer, but we'd let you know in advance.
  • We produce an itemised receipt for goods consigned for auction. These are entered into a range of specialist auctions, depending on value.
  • You are notified by e-mail or post before and after each sale containing items from your consignment.
  • Upon completion, a bank transfer or cheque is issued minus clearance costs and auction fees. 


What will it cost to send my items to auction?

Anderson and Garland fees are always highly competitive. They can vary depending on the type/value of the items you consign and the ease/difficulty of access to the property.  Once our expert has assessed the contents, they will discuss costs with you.


and most importantly...

Please remember that auction is the only way to achieve the true market value of your items.

Beware of individuals or firms who mislead or trick you into selling house contents for cash. It may seem the easy option and low risk at the time, but they only offer a fraction of true market value.

We're here to maximise value for you, as your agents.

It's crucial that we go through everything and leave nothing to chance. If it's there we'll uncover it. Even if it's not there, it will stop questions in the future like 'did we throw/give something special away'

Over the years we’ve discovered really valuable items in the most unexpected places for our clients, like a rare Rolex watch found tucked away at the back of a sock drawer; a significant modern painting in the back of a forgotten cupboard; and an expensive Georgian lead statue, hidden in the undergrowth at the bottom of a garden. All would probably have never come to light or been flagged up, if sold to one of these unscrupulous firms.

Although we do charge commission and removal costs for our services, these are more than offset by the top market prices we achieve, so our customers always get more. 




House & Estate Clearances

Let us know if we can help

If you've got an enquiry about a house or estate clearance, use the form below to get in touch, or call us on 0191 430 3000.