Guide to deed of appropriation

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It’s always hard to cope with the death of a family member. You need time to recover after a loss and get over it. At the same time, you will face a lot of challenges especially if you have been named a beneficiary in your relative’s will. Inheritance can leave you with a large tax […]

Red Book Valuation

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Valuation is an assessment of your property’s value. There are different types of valuations used for a wide variety of purposes. A Red Book valuation is just one of them. Solicitors, accountants, bankers and agents are acquainted with this type of valuation. Let’s dig deeper to find out what Red Book valuations mean and why […]

Probate valuation guide

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After the death of a loved one, going through the probate process is necessary for most cases. For an executor to be able to administer the property of the departed accordingly, they’ll need to acquire a grant of probate or a letter of administration where applicable. Although the probate process might be stressful, going through […]

What happens after probate is granted?

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What does it mean when probate is granted? Once probate is complete, this means that you or the solicitor have the legal right to administer the deceased’s estate(property, money and possessions). If the person left a will, you’ll get a grant of probate, if there was no will left then a letter of administration is […]

How long does probate take in the UK

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What is a probate? This is the legal right to oversee the affairs of the deceased person before the estate is distributed according to the will. At times, probate matters may be complicated and present unforeseen difficulties. The duration of the probate process depends on the size and complexity of the estate of the deceased […]

Handling property inheritance: valuation & home clearance after someone dies

When a family member dies, you, as the inheritor of their property, will have a large job on your hands. As well as informing friends and relatives and making funeral arrangements, you will need to have the deceased’s property valued and cleared. This is a difficult task at a difficult time, and it is understandable […]

How to recycle electricals, computers and phones

Electronic items are notoriously difficult to recycle. Unlike, say, an empty bottle of milk or a cardboard box, you can’t just pop an electrical device out onto the street and expect it to be picked up with the rest of your recycling. This unfortunately means that many people decide not to recycle their electricals, leading […]

Moving house? How house clearance can help

According to the latest statistics, the average Brit moves home every 23 years; while this rate is nearly three times less often than we moved thirty years ago, it does mean that we will accumulate more items in our homes over that time. In fact, our homes are taken up by over five times as […]

The Ultimate Guide To Office Furniture Removal

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At Clearance Solutions, we pride ourselves on our one-stop, eco-friendly office clearance service. From IT removal and data destruction to purchasing of unwanted assets, we cover every angle of the office removals process. However, one area of this service for which we experience particularly high demand is office furniture removal. When you begin to plan […]

Valuing personal property for probate – why get an independent valuation?

Chattels and house contents rarely make up a significant proportion of the value of an estate. However, they will often pose the greatest practical issues for an executor and can be subject to competing claims. For this reason, a prudent executor will want a clearly itemised and properly valued inventory.

4 Top Tips For A Green Office Move

Waving goodbye to your old premises doesn’t have to mean waving goodbye to the planet. Here are Clearance Solutions’ 4 tips for a green office move.

Helping with Hoarding Disorder

  Walking into the home of a compulsive hoarder, the effects of the disorder are almost always immediately apparent. Yet there is still relatively little research and understanding about hoarding disorders, even though an estimated 1.2 million people in the UK suffer from the symptoms. As a professional house clearance company, we encounter the effects […]

5 ways to help put a stop to waste culture

We may not realise it, but we have become a more wasteful society over the last few years. According to the most recent government statistics, a four-year decline in household waste was bucked in 2014, when total of 26.8 million tonnes of waste was produced by British homes. At Clearance Solutions, we are committed to […]

Causes to keep in mind when clearing your home

Clearance Solutions understand that a house clearance can turn your world upside-down. Inheriting a property, tackling a hoarding issue or even clearing out a new office building, just thinking about it can be stressful. However, we are committed to making this process as easy for you as possible, taking care of everything from packaging to […]

How to recycle more effectively

For better or worse, recycling has firmly taken root in today’s society as a must-do. Many of us have a list, or at least an idea, of what can and can’t be recycled. And those that recycle also tend to enjoy doing their part to help the environment. As an environmentally motivated house clearance company, […]

3 minimalist living lessons to declutter your home & mind

At Clearance Solutions, we’re strong advocates of the belief that living in a cluttered house can cramp your style. That’s one of the reasons why we’re so dedicated to providing a range of services to those in need of a house clearance. But how can we go about maintaining a clutter-free environment on a daily basis? Minimalist […]

How Clearing Your House Can Actually Clear Your Mind

You may see our house clearance service as merely a practical solution to your storage needs, but it is so much more than that. Recent studies suggest a strong link between the welfare of the house and the welfare of the brain, meaning clearing your house can actually help clear your mind. Mess vs Stress […]

Do you know where your household trash goes?

At Clearance Solutions, we pride ourselves on reusing and recycling as many of your unwanted household goods as we can through our environmentally motivated house clearance operations. Better still, we donate anything that is still usable to good causes. Sadly, not every removal company is as willing to take this step to make their service […]

Don’t Let It Go To Waste: Toy Story’s Hidden Lesson

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Pixar work wonders into their productions, often standing peerless in their ability to appeal not only to children, but to the child inside everyone. Their first feature film with Walt Disney Pictures was Toy Story (1995). This movie began an unprecedented era of success for the production company, one that continues up to the present […]

The Three Rs & the Difference Between Recycling & Reusing

When looking into environmental sustainability, cutting consumption or reducing rubbish during a house clearance, it’s more than likely that you’ll come across the following Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle. These three words describe the core components of environmentally-responsible consumer behaviour. But as UK children are now learning at school, there are in fact six Rs […]

Clearance Solutions’ Uncovered Relics

Moving house often leads to a trip down memory lane as you uncover pictures and memorabilia you hadn’t thought about in years. For Clearance Solutions, our thorough approach to house clearance has led to us uncovering all kinds of interesting relics from throughout the ages. This has proven to yield two benefits. Firstly we get to resell the […]

What a home removal horror story looks like and how to avoid one

Everybody understands that home removals and relocations can be a stressful affair. Unfortunately, some people create even more problems for themselves when they choose the cheapest furniture removal company because of the assumption: ‘all removal companies do the same job right?’ While that may be true on a very basic level, it doesn’t take efficiency […]

E-waste is a global issue – here’s how WEEE can help

We recently discussed the WEEE recycling policy and the duty of care that businesses must be aware of when disposing of electronic waste. As we mentioned, using a licensed waste contractor such as Clearance Solutions is a guaranteed way for businesses to ensure that they fulfill their duty of care. E-waste can cause serious problems […]

Household Recycling Is On The Rise In England, But Is It Enough?

A report released by the government this month shows recycling of household waste in England has crept up to 45% in the year leading up to September 2014. While it’s tempting to say that any improvement to recycling statistics is encouraging, is this figure good enough? The figures show a 1.1% increase in recycled waste […]

How WEEE recycling works and your Duty of Care

The term WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) has become increasingly well known in the UK since the EU’s WEEE directive in 2007. Thanks to the directive, legislation was put in place to ensure that member states monitored how their waste electrical equipment was collected and processed. This in turn created targets to improve recycling […]

Tips on how to save money on your house clearance

Whether you are looking to clear some clutter that has built up over the years at home, or dealing with the difficult and sad process of clearing a deceased friend’s or relative’s house, the following tips can help reduce the costs. With a bit of extra time and effort, there are plenty of ways to […]

How Clearance Companies Can Help With Hoarding Disorder

Living standards for people suffering from hoarding disorder are hugely affected by the illness. The disorder results in people storing relatively useless items in their homes, often to the point where unmanageable levels of clutter start to disrupt their normal daily activities. The illness is psychological and often linked with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety […]

How do I get rid of bulky items in my house?

There are a lot of factors probably putting you off of clearing larger, unwanted items from your house. For a start, house clearances are frustratingly boring, not to mention time consuming and almost impossible to do if you are trying to get rid of large unwanted items single handedly. You might also be feeling quite […]

Preparing For Your Office Clearance

Office clearance companies offer all sorts of different services when it comes to disposing of your items. Some will chuck everything in a skip. Some will whack a lot of it in recycling. At Clearance Solutions we will do our best to reuse your items and make the removal as sustainable as possible. In fact […]

Preparing Your House For Clearance

When it comes to clearing your house very often it can all be a bit overwhelming. Especcialy when thinking of how to go about a house clearance in London. Where do things go? What can be taken? How does it work? Who can help me? Read on and probably the following article will help to clear […]

Home and Office Clearance: What We Remove and What Happens Next

What we can remove We are happy to remove items both large and small – we can take appliances, computers, furniture, electrical goods and almost everything in between. We aim to get as much of your stuff into reuse as possible, but the things that can’t be reused we will take and dispose of in […]

(Not so) Fly Tipping in the UK

Essentially, it’s the illegal dumping of waste in locations that have no licence to receive it. With 711,000 incidents of fly-tipping reported in 2012/2013, it’s particularly likely that you’ll be one of the unfortunate many who have witnessed it first hand: a mass of discarded assorted items – some with superficial damage, some beyond repair […]

What is the difference between a removal and a clearance company

When you are searching for someone to help you move, you’ll come across various removal and clearance companies. Although they might seem to all do the same things, a clearance company is actually quite different to a removal company. At its most basic, a removal company will take everything you want to move out of […]

The Importance Of Data Destruction

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Due to the removal of old office equipment including filing cabinets and computers, most office clearances require data destruction services as there can be a plethora of confidential materials to take care of. What is data destruction? Data destruction, also known as data disposal, refers to the process of destroying physical, electronic and digital data. Following […]

How to choose an ethical clearance company

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Whether you need to move office, house or tackle a property that has been subject to the effects of compulsive hoarding, clearance companies can be a convenient solution. They can be swiftly arranged to perform comprehensive relocations, removals and total clean outs in record time. But we shouldn’t allow convenience to cloud our judgement when […]

Using a clearance company to make downsizing easier

The time has come to downsize. Perhaps the kids have moved out and into places of their own, you recently became single or are moving into a smaller property with a new partner. Whatever the reason, downsizing can seem like a daunting task as you realise just how much you’ve gathered over the years. There […]

Learning a lesson from the Rag-and-Bone Man: Reuse before you Recycle

In a world where we are constantly being made aware of the scarcity of the finite resources we run our economies on, there exists something of a consensus around the benefit of recycling. If we have any hope of sustaining life on the planet it seems we must recycle. But amidst all the hype, we […]

Finally let go of that clutter. A flow chart to help you throw it out.

We’ve all been there – your thrifty, practical nature has left you hanging on to one too many “handy” appliances that you truthfully use less than once every leap year, you’ve hoarded a few too many editions of your guilty pleasure go-to decor magazine and you simply cannot get it over your heart to get […]

5 Eco Trends you might be missing

If you would like to become more of a green god or goddess, there are a number of eco chic trends you might be forgetting. From fashion to art and home décor to gardening, here are five eco chic trends you might be missing out on:   Vintage Clothing: Have you ever been riding the […]

More and More Rubbish Everyday

You buy items everyday from food to clothes and furniture to toys. For every item you buy there is great potential that one day it will end up at a landfill site. As consumers we have to learn to be more considerate of what we buy and decide whether or not we truly do need […]


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