House Clearance

Whether it is associated with a bereavement, separation, relocation, refurbishment or just downsizing, clearing a property can be a stressful experience. Although selling to a dealer may appear to be an easy, low risk option a dealer is in business to make a profit so you are unlikely to be offered market values. The open competition at an auction can often see expected prices exceeded thus ensuring that your items are sold for their highest market value. With this in mind Kent Auction Galleries Ltd. can offer you a professional, efficient house clearance service that can be tailored to your specific needs.

The cost of house clearances can vary a great deal depending on the size of the property and the service required. We therefore offer a free, no obligation assessment of the contents of the property and give you honest, expert advice regarding the most efficient and cost effective solution. You can then choose any or all of the following options:

Part Clearance

All Saleable goods are cleared by our own fully insured, trained removal team or our recommended outside carriers and brought to our saleroom for appraisal by our expert valuers. Every item is sorted and offered for sale on your behalf, giving you the opportunity to get the best possible return on any items of value. If we find a masterpiece in the attic we can offer it for sale to the widest possible audience so you can be sure that it’s true value will be realised.

Full Clearance

Saleable goods are cleared as above and any unsaleable items are removed and disposed of at a licensed waste facility.

Cleaning Service

After clearance we can provide you with a comprehensive property cleaning service, leaving the premises ready to sell, let or refurbish

Selling Fees 

Antiques, Vintage, Collectables, Furniture & Fashion Auction            15%   Commission + VAT                                        
1.5% Insurance + VAT                                              
£2.50 Lot Fee + VAT                                                
VAT is charged on the selling fees only NOT on the hammer price

No Sale/No Fee

If your item does not sell then we have not done our job properly. Therefore we do not charge selling fees on unsold lots.


Payment is made by bank transfer directly into your bank account 4 weeks after the date of the auction.