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What Is The Average Cost Of A House Clearance In UK (in 2023)?

Read a comprehensive breakdown of all of the costs for a house clearance job.
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House Clearance Costs Breakdown:

How much is the average house clearance priceThe average cost of a house clearance in the UK is roughly £805 +VAT (pricing breakdown below). The good news is that at Keke not only do we have a lower base price, we also don’t charge VAT saving you around £271 on the average clearance.

This is a common question and it’s a very tough one to answer since each house will be a different size, there will be different quantities of items to clear, and different councils charge different rates for tipping waste, etc.

On top of that, some companies (like Keke) recycle and donate as much as possible, which is very time-consuming (only c.5% of the waste we clear ends up at a landfill), whereas others will take huge quantities to the dump, or even worse fly-tip the cleared items (which can land you with a huge multi-thousand Pound fine).

The breakdown of costs is as follows:

  1. Staff Wages
  2. Recycling Costs
  3. Costs for things Like Mattresses, Freezers, Fridges, etc
  4. Vehicle & Petrol Costs
  5. Licenses & Insurance
  6. Operating Costs

Let’s look at these in more detail:

Staff Wages

Most jobs will require at least 3 people, so staffing costs for an 8 hour day at minimum wage will equal roughly £230.

Recycling Costs

Companies who use registered waste recycling centres are charged around £200 per tonne for general household waste, but can be higher.

A typical-sized van used by a registered waste carrier will hold roughly 1.5 tonnes, so if a property can be cleared in one van load the typical average cost is usually around £175.

Additional Costs Because of Regulations

Mattresses cost £25 each to dispose of, so an average 3-bedroom home with 3 mattresses will cost £75.

Fridges and Freezers cost £45 each to dispose of. An average house will usually have one of each so that averages out to £90.

Televisions vary depending on the type of TV and the size and can be between £15 to £45, on average a typical house will have 2 and the total average cost will be around £40.

Electrical goods from toasters and kettles to irons and any other electrical item fall under the WEEE regulation and have a starting average price of £5.00 per unit. If there are 12 items in the house clearance then the cost will be £60.

Other items like paint and chemicals will incur charges too, but this can vary wildly from none to lots, so we aren’t including this cost here.

Vehicle & Petrol Costs

It’s difficult to put an exact price on this because distance will play a huge part in the prices, especially with fuel prices so high.

Also it will depend on whether the vehicle is on finance or paid for outright, but the vehicle and petrol costs will be a minimum average of at least £75.

Licenses & Insurance

The waste carriers license with the Environment Agency, plus relevant insurances will cost at least £5 per day, and this is probably a very low-ball figure.

Operating Costs

Running a business costs money, there is advertising, phones, websites and more to add into the mix, and when you think of accounting costs and administration costs it’s likely this averages out to £55 at least.

This makes an average house clearance price of around £805 (+VAT).

Of course, as already mentioned this will vary depending on the location, council and waste processing costs in that area, and the amount to be removed in different clearances.

At Keke, since we work all over the country, we’ve calculated our average UK house clearance cost, and for a standard home with the average amount to be disposed of, our average price comes out to £695.

That will save you £110 on the typical UK average house clearance quote!

Best of all is that we currently don’t charge VAT, which will save you an extra £161 on top, giving you a total saving of £271 on the average UK house clearing price!!

If you consider the cost of hiring skips and doing all of the work yourself, plus the trips to the tip, and all of the additional costs, stress, and hassle, then you can see it’s much easier and cheaper to hire Keke to do it all for you.

Stress & hassle-free, affordable, and done in the shortest time possible without you having to lift a finger.

Feel free to contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote, or just to ask for advice.

We’re always here to help you.


The average UK house clearance cost is £805 PLUS VAT - Our prices are lower and INCLUDE VAT - saving you £271 on a standard house clearance!

Standard House Clearance£695Including VAT!
Larger House Clearance£695+ (contact for exact quote)Including VAT!
Hoarder House Clearance£Dependent on scale of jobPlease contact for quote
Other Clearances£Dependent on scale of jobPlease contact for quote

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