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Why Does A House Clearance Cost So Much?

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You might think that a house clearance is expensive, but when you break down the costs you’ll see it’s actually very cost-effective and quite cheap for what you get.

While it might be tempting to hire a cheaper man with a van-type company, if they are cowboys and dump your waste, then it will be you who is liable for up to £50,000 in fines, plus, potentially prison time too.

The way that house clearances costs are calculated are below (costs are based on a typical 3-bedroom house clearance cost):

House Clearance Costs Breakdown

House clearance costs come down mainly to:

  1. Recycling and tipping costs
  2. Staff costs
  3. Vehicle costs
  4. Additional costs

Recycling and tipping costs

The single most expensive cost is the recycling costs and/or tipping fees.

A standard-sized van like a Luton van will incur costs for recycle/tip charges of around £200-£330 PLUS VAT on top.

Staff costs

The second most expensive cost is staff wages, with these coming in at around £230 based on 3 staff members including taxes, national insurance, and pension costs.

Vehicle costs

Next is vehicle costs, which include road tax, insurance, maintenance and, of course, petrol costs, which certainly aren’t getting any cheaper.

This will work out to around £80 per day.

Additional costs

With additional costs of licenses, insurances, energy costs, phones, marketing, accountants, and other charges you’ll be looking at another £90 at least.

This works out to around £630 – £730 per day without any profit being made by the house clearers, these are essentially the running costs of the business.

When you compare these costs against 3 or 4 skips, plus having to do all of the work yourself, then it will invariably work out at a far better price on costs alone, without your time even taken into consideration.

You can see our standard costs in the table below:


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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