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Criterion Carriage & Clearances Ltd

House Clearances

Clearing a property of the contents can seem daunting, whether due to bereavement or downsizing.

Criterion provide a full house clearance service whether there are items you wish to sell at auction or not.

Firstly, our removal team will professionally and respectfully remove all contents back to our saleroom.  Then our expert team of valuers will go through each and every item, consigning to the most suitable sale, and disposing of the unsaleable to either charity or waste disposal.

This is a complete start to finish service where after assessing the size of the job we ask for a deposit to secure the date and the costs of clearance can be offset by the sale of the goods (if applicable) and the residual paid to you after our selling charges have been applied.

We have many years of experience in this field and you can be assured we will endeavour to secure the very best prices for your items at our auctions.

From initial site visit and consultation through to clearance, the valuation and sale of items, we can take care of the entire process. Whether a small terraced house, a village cottage, a suburban semi or apartment to a country manor we’ll take the same exceptional level of care. Over the years we’ve uncovered valuable finds in the most unexpected places – tucked away in an unused draw or hidden in an attic corner – and gone on to realise the best possible price on behalf of the vendor at auction.

Whether you’re acting on behalf of a client or are a private individual Criterion will arrange a free, no obligation appointment at the property. Confidential, professional advice on the house clearance process is then given; whether you’re looking to remove specific items or clear an entire property. This allows you to make an informed decision on which house clearance service option is right for you.

To discuss our house clearance service in more detail contact us on 0207 359 5707 (Option 1) or Email us at

Criterion House Clearance services include:

  • Initial, free appointment to advise you of the best way forward
  • Professional, fully insured quality removal service
  • Our own chosen and reliable selected haulage service
  • Clearance of saleable goods to our sale room for valuation by fully qualified staff
  • The removal and disposal of unsaleable items

Why use Criterion House Clearance service?
There are many companies out there offering house clearance services but by selecting an established auction house to undertake the entire process on your behalf, you can be assured of getting the best possible service. In short, we work for you – aiming to sell your items, on your behalf, for the best prices possible.

Free, professional advice
Our initial visit is undertaken free of charge. We will assess the contents and offer you honest, expert advice as to its likely value and the best route forward on which of our auctions would best suit your items. There is no obligation to continue with our service at this point.

Expert Valuations
We have expert valuers in all fields, covering a wide range of topics. From antique furniture to Fine Art and Jewellery, we have the valuers on hand to discuss and appraise your items.

The opportunity to get the best possible return
Some companies will offer a full house clearance service but they won’t actually sell items on your behalf at auction, and instead will simply remove items. We can offer to sell items of value at auction for you – either via our Weekly Antiques & Interiors Sales or one of our Specialist Monthly Sales – giving you the opportunity to get the best possible return on any items of value.

A one-stop service
As part of our house clearance service we offer to do everything – right down to cleaning the property once it’s been cleared. This allows you to sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that the clearance of your property is in the best possible hands.