Estate and House Clearance

House & Estate Clearances

Whether you live in a flat or a castle, Anderson and Garland specialize in taking a hassle out of any clearance. We cover the North East and Scottish Borders but are often needed further afield.

Why may I need Anderson and Garland?

House clearance can often be required for a number of reasons, perhaps owing to downsizing or following bereavement. The circumstances can often be very stressful. Our comprehensive service aims to take the stress out of this and make it as easy as possible. We pride ourselves on being honest, reliable and sympathetic and can give advice in all matters. Whether it is a full clearance, part clearance or just saleable items within the property, Anderson and Garland can advise on the balance of costs against potential revenue.

What happens to the contents of my house?

Unlike many other auction houses, Anderson & Garland will not 'cherry pick' items or 'farm out' items of lesser value to other auction rooms. We prefer to handle the whole clearance ourselves. The more valuable items will be sold in specialist auctions, whereas more general items of furniture & works of art will be included in fortnightly Town & County auctions.

We dispose of all that cannot be sold, to charity in many cases, or wherever possible recycled. There may inevitably be items that have to go to landfill: items don’t comply with current fire/electrical regulation for instance, we take care of all of these and charge the service at cost. Where instructed we leave the property in a broom clean condition ready for the new occupant to simply move in.  Remember, we’re working for you as your agents, so we do not buy anything. In a constantly evolving collectables market, you may just have a hidden gem waiting to be found, which wouldn’t necessarily come to light if the contents were sold to another clearance firm...... As the old saying goes ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry!'

What is the process?

To arrange a free home visit and consultation with one of our valuers call us on 0191 4303000 or As no two properties or collections are the same, we will come and advise you of your various options, the costs involved and even the potential value of the saleable contents. We book a day that is mutually agreeable for you, a carrier (which we can provide if needed) and ourselves to execute the clearance. Often it will only take a day but where longer is needed we'll let you know. We produce a receipt list of items taken for auction with the more valuable items itemized and then more general as residue. These are entered into either Specialist Auctions or Town and County Auctions depending what is best for the individual item. You are notified by e-mail or post (depending on preference) before and after any sale you have items in. Upon sale completion a bank transfer or cheque is issued minus any clearance costs and auction fees.

What will it cost to send my items to auction?

Anderson and Garland offer a highly competitive service and our commission fees can vary depending on the type and value of the items you consign. We ask that prospective clients contact us to speak to a specialist directly so that we can gauge their needs before we agree a commission rate.



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.

Next Auction

Auction of items due to Office Relocation of The Noble Organisation - DEFERRED

Auction of items due to Office Relocation of The Noble Organisation - DEFERRED

Wednesday, 8th April 2020 12:00

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