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Probate House Clearance

Your local probate house clearance service

Cullens provide professional probate clearance and probate house clearance services to solicitors, executors, administrators, and private individuals dealing with a probate estate.

Our probate clearance and probate house clearance services are available across parts of London and Surrey. Our aim is to make everything as easy as possible especially during the difficult circumstances of a bereavement of a loved one, friend or family member. We can clear most contents/chattels within an estate. Cullens can support you through this process by providing a full probate clearance and probate house clearance service.

Cullens are recommended, vetted and monitored by Checkatrade, where previous customers have rated our service as excellent with an average rating of 99%.

Get a free instant online quote for a probate clearance, or call us on 0800 033 7930 to speak to a member of our team.

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Guide to Probate House Clearances

We have created a short guide to help you with your probate house clearance. Our probate clearance service can be added on to our probate valuation service.

  • Contact us by phone, email or using the online contact form
  • Talk to our probate team to discuss your requirements
  • If there are additional items that you would like to offset against the cost of the clearance please let that be known to our team during the initial quote
  • If you need a probate valuation our team can also provide this service
  • If you just need a probate clearance our team can schedule a time and date
  • During the probate clearance, our team will clear all items you request from the estate

You can also read our full free Probate Guide which has an indepth look at what a Probate is and thorough walk through for those new to the process.

Probate House Clearance Prices

Cullens provide clear upfront pricing with no hidden costs. The pricing levels depends on the volume of the items needing to be cleared.

Probate House Clearance Prices

Probate House Clearances Explained

Probate house clearances are usually required by solicitors, administrators or executors dealing with an estate to remove contents from that estate. Probate clearances are the next step in the probate process after the passing of the probate valuation and probate valuation report to HMRC.

Our probate clearance service is identical to all our other clearance services with the option of Cullens providing the initial probate valuation and probate valuation report for the estate.

Our probate valuation helps clients ascertain the estate’s value, enabling them to compare liabilities and determine the applicable inheritance tax. Once probate has been passed we can offer you our full probate house clearance service. Our aim is to make the whole process as professional and stress-free as possible.

Cullens probate team constantly monitors the antiques and collectables market and are fully aware of aspects such as rarity, quality, distinguishable features and can recognise certain items that may not be apparent to the general public. We are happy to assist you whenever you wish to value antiques, jewellery, fine art or collectables. Whatever the reason, whether it’s simply out of curiosity or whether it’s to help you decide on how to divide property between beneficiaries, we will be delighted to offer advice and assistance.

Choosing a specialist house clearance company during probate can save you time, money, and stress

Probate clearance is an important part of winding up a deceased estate. As a specialist clearance company we will visit the deceased`s property, itemise, value and sell or remove unwanted items. The house is then ready for the next stage of the probate process whether that is selling or retaining the property.

House Contents Valuation for Probate

Companies that specialise in house clearance in the event of death will have experience in valuing chattels for probate processes. They`ll be able to provide you with a detailed valuation of furniture, electronics and white goods and other general household items. A reputable clearance company will also be able to professionally value expensive items such as jewellery, art and antiques.

This will be immensely beneficial to you during a probate application, allowing you to easily complete inheritance tax forms and include supporting documentation. You`ll be able to include an official valuation on letter-headed paper to avoid any queries from HMRC. This is a necessary requirement for all individual items that are quoted to be worth over £500.

Probate House Clearance

Executors and administrators tend to use probate clearance companies for convenience. Sometimes they simply don`t have the time to do it personally or they may live too far away. Other times, bereaved relatives simply find it too distressing.

A professional clearance firm can arrange for the sale, recycling, charity donation and disposal of all unwanted household items. They may purchase chattels from you directly or arrange for goods to be auctioned or sold. These monies can then be used to offset their fees. Items will be disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way and many companies promise that at least two-thirds of items will be recycled or re-used. Transport can normally be arranged too for items that you wish to retain.


You may wish to consider additional services to make the property more appealing to perspective buyers or renters or ensure its security if it is likely to be empty for a long period of time.

You may want to consider extra security or fitting new locks now the property will be empty. To prevent burst pipes, you could consider draining the central heating and water tanks and checking over the electrics. You`ll find that a specialist probate clearance firm is likely to offer this too, along with many other services to ease your burden.

Tips for Choosing a House Clearance Company

If you`ve decided to use a team of professionals to handle the household goods and chattels choose a licenced waste carrier. This will help to ensure that goods are disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

It is better to use a company that specialise in probate. You`ll find they are more knowledgeable with regards to valuations, procedures and more sympathetic to your needs. Finally, use a firm that will quote a fixed fee so you know exactly how much it will cost. Some probate clearance companies charge by the hour and can add-on extras for transport and waste disposal etc.

So why not choose a specialist probate clearance company like Cullens to tackle any clearance or valuation you may need, making a chore into a pleasurable experience.

Your Questions Answered

We've answered some of your frequently asked questions about our Probate House Clearance services in London and Surrey, if you have any further questions please get in touch by email at [email protected] or by phone on 0800 033 7930.

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Reuse Rehome Relove

95%+ of items get reused, rehomed & reloved

Every clearance gets our Reuse, Rehome & Relove™ guarantee. 95%+ of all the items we clear get reused and donated to local charities, sorted and recycled at our recycling facility, or upcycled and rehomed with local families.

Donating to charities

Donating furniture and appliances to charities

We donate usable furniture, appliances, and goods cleared from homes and businesses to local charities, our partners include Cancer Research UK, Debra, Merton Giving, Spear, The Ollie Foundation,, and Better World Books.

Eco Friendly House Clearances

Planting 1000s of trees to offset our carbon footprint

Not only do we divert over 95% of items cleared from landfill but we're also planting 1000s of trees and offsetting 100s tons of carbon with our partner Ecologi. Our aim is to make every single clearance we do eco-friendly.

Trusted House Clearance Service

A trusted local family business

Our reputation is important to us, that’s why we are recommended, vetted, and monitored by Checkatrade; a vetted, approved, and accredited SafeContractor, CHAS, and Constructionline contractor; and an Environment Agency Registered Waste Carrier. We're also ISO Certified, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 which shows our commitment to operating our business at the highest of professional and environmental standards.

Cullens House Clearance Awards

A Multi-Award Winning Service

We're incredibly proud of being a multi-award winning company. We have been awarded the Climate Action Award in the 2021 Merton Best Business Awards and Best Property Clearance Firm in the Probate Research Awards 2021. Over the past decade we are thankful for being recognised by multiple organisations as a company working to achieve the very best service for our customers and environmental standards for our business.

What customers say about us...

We're proud of the service that we provide and we hope that all of our customers are too. That's why we are independently rated on Checkatrade. All of our previous customers can independently review us on Checkatrade, of which previous customers have rated our services excellent at 9.9 out of 10.

9.9 out of 10
Based on 400+ reviews
  • House clearance

    Excellent service and professional job. Arrived at the appointed time and office was easy to deal with in terms or booking and confirmation. Highly recommend... Kilmarnock, Verified Review

    House and rubbish clearance

    I cannot recommend Cullens enough. The team were really lovely and courteous and cleared everything very quickly and efficiently, handling breakables ... Guildford, Verified Review
  • House cleared

    Absolutely brilliant. Had to clear mother's house. Office staff very helpful. Men worked very hard. Very polite and courteous. Good thing about this company... Epsom, Verified Review

    No contact clearance

    No contact clearance. Really easy process from booking to collection. I put everything on the drive and when the guys turned up they loaded it quickly... Surrey, Verified Review
  • Rubbish removed

    Brilliant service! Cullens Clearances were amazing from start to finish. Super fast replies and quote. Staff have been amazing and removal team... Carshalton, Verified Review

    Flat clearance

    This is the second time I have used this company. The gentlemen that came to my flat were friendly, courteous and respectful to me and did the work... London, Verified Review
  • Valuation of chattels for probate

    Derrick was prompt and efficient and the valuation report was just what I wanted. Highly recommended... Cambridge, Verified Review

    Office cleared

    Prompt, efficient, helpful and extremely obliging... Hereford, Verified Review

Contact Us

You can contact us below using the contact form, by email on [email protected] or by phone on 0800 033 7930