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We prefer to assess before quoting -  to safeguard you.   

We don't want to place the emphasis on you to assess a situation you may never have come across before.

We don't expect you to decide what is a lot or a little clutter, or how big a van WE will need and is there space for it, or how long a job may take.

We want to give you the best price possible, not one that is hedged to take into account all the possibilities.

We consider it dishonest how some firms have hidden get out clauses allowing increases if YOU get it wrong.

We want to give a written binding quote.    If it  takes longer than thought we stand the loss.    If it takes less time than thought we reduce the fee (in
1/2 hour segments).  

We make an allowance on items we can assess but not otherwise.

We want to give you peace of mind as to all the job entails and how we will handle it .

We are happy to put in extra effort and go those extra miles to make sure you are well served.
Can we send photographs via e-mail instead?

An alternative to a physical assessment but dependant on accuracy of the photographs. We reserve the right to adjust a quote if they mislead us as to the
details of the task.  We need wide angle shots including as much of the contents as possible and not forgetting inside cupboards, drawers, attics, garages
and outbuildings.  E-mail them to    
And what if we want a quote without any initial assessment?

In this instance we cannot give a written quote that is binding.  We will not be able to make any allowance for items of value.

We will attempt, from what you tell us, to guesstimate the length of time the job will take and will verbally quote a fee.  We reserve the right, at invoicing, to
amend the fee to take into account the actual time taken plus the tipping fees and any  environmental or other charges we have to pay.       
But no VAT.
When comparing websites watch out for web pages that say one thing and a page of "terms and conditions" in small print
and in another place (usually not obvious) which contradict or allow increases in price.  
Always make sure you receive written confirmation of the quote.
When comparing service and getting quotes ask the following.

Are you registered with the environment agency and have full liability insurance?

Are you local to us or based elsewhere and trying to cover a massive area (even nationwide)?   One company uses many websites implying they are
based in specific towns but are really only based in one City not even in Yorkshire.

Will one person be my point of contact and be involved from beginning to end?

Can we see testimonials from satisfied clients?  

Do you make an allowance for items of value?

Will you clear all the contents or are you limited to how much you can carry?

Is the quote set in all circumstances or are there any circumstances where I may have to pay more?

Do you charge VAT and is it included in quoted price?  Do you give an allowance for saleable items?

If I have to make an assessment of the size of vehicle required what happens if I underestimate?
(0ne competitors answer is " If there is any excess waste left over once the van is full we will arrange for a skip to be delivered which we will fill for you
free of charge, but you will have to pay for the skip hire and any permit that may be necessary").
For our answers to these and other questions click on FREQUENT QUESTIONS
Client Testimonial

Dear David/Brian
Thank you very much for your e mail enclosing your invoice and photographs of my mother's empty house.
The service you have provided to us can only be described as outstanding in all aspects and this has been very reassuring to us when we
are so far away from the property.
A cheque is in todays post to you.
Once again many thanks for all your help.
Kind Regards
Yours Sincerely
Roy Linder
Past clearances show a 80%
plus recycling rate of wood,
metal, glass, cardboard, neon
lighting, paint, fridges,
textiles, TVs, batteries, etc at
pro - recycling sites
All clothing, bedding and
unsaleable but usable furniture
and white goods are given to
charity or animal shelters. We
will follow your wishes to favour
a particular organisation.
In House
Unmarked vans for

Luton box vans
for maximum
carrying capacity.
Added trailers for
big jobs.

We load and
unload it so we
know what
happens to the
contents unlike
when using a
Gas Technician  
Gardening - one
off or longer term
A deceased estate can be a stressful matter for family members to deal with.  It is our policy that a partner has total involvement with all aspects of a
deceased estate clearance.  Do as much or as little as you WANT to. We can remove everything (including clothing and personal items) if that makes the job
less onerous for you. Call us in early and let our experience advise you, especially about the legal aspects of valuing and disposing of items.  Document
shredding is automatic.
Householders Legal Duty of Care

Since the 21st November 2005, every householder in the UK has been placed under a duty to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly, and in
accordance with the law. Before this date, the duty only applied to businesses. Every householder is now required to take reasonable measures to ensure
that they only transfer their waste to an authorised person. An authorised person is either a Registered Waste Carrier, or site that holds a Waste
Management Licence.

The duty of care was expanded to include householders to help in the fight against fly tipping. If householders only use legitimate contractors, they can be
satisfied that their waste will be disposed of lawfully. Rogue traders will lose custom, and then be forced to act within the law, or cease trading. Householders
who fail to take reasonable measures, regardless of whether the transfer led to the waste being fly tipped, commit a criminal offence. The maximum penalty
upon summary conviction is

When arranging any waste to be collected householders should:

Ask the contractor if they are a Registered Waste Carrier, and for their registration number
Confirm that they are registered with the Environment Agency by telephone on 08708 506 506, or online at
We want to give a written binding quote.      If the task takes longer than thought we stand the loss.  

  If it takes less time than thought we reduce the fee.
Town or Country Clearance offer the following service of - Domestic Residence Clearance, Deceased Estate Clearance, Probate valuation as well as Office, Factory, Warehouse, Shop    
Contents Clearance, Government and Council Building Clearance, End of Tenancy Clearance and Filthy and/or Vermin infested Property Clearance. Town or Country Country Clearance services include  
Property Cleaning Service , Rubbish Collection and  Waste Removal. We have Garden Tidy up and Maintenance Service - Gas Technician a Plumber,  an Electrician and a Locksmith
Town or Country Clearance clear the contents from all types of property such as a detached house, semi detached house, terraced house, bungalow, flat, retirement apartment, apartment, mansion,
stately home, and a palace.
from full to part house  
and commercial property
comprehensively trained
and experienced personnel
advice from independent
assessor as to how you can
maximise asset value
weekend working
short notice dates catered for
Town or Country Commissions:
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Station Rd,Hensall Nr Selby DN14    
Red Lodge, New Earswick, York, YO32
Melrosegate, York,  YO31
Gazelle Way, Thirsk  YO7
Mew Millgate, Selby YO8
Our House Clearance service covers Rubbish Clearance, and Domestic Cleaning service for Residential, Flat, Bed sit, Retirement  Apartment, Sheltered Accommodation, Garage Junk Clearance, Garden
shed rubbish removal, Loft, attic, Mansion , Country House, school, church, government building, council buildings etc.
Town or Country Clearance  offices in York, Boroughbridge, Thirsk, Malton, Selby, Tadcaster, Market Weighton, Easingwold, Pocklington, Boston Spa, Stamford Bridge. North Yorkshire.  organise  factory
contents clearance, contents removal, factory waste removal, and other forms of commercial contents clearance. We clear an office or offices, warehouse or warehouses, shop or shops, schools or
council and government buildings.
Town or Country Clearance clear the contents from properties in, York, Boroughbridge, Thirsk, Malton, Selby, Tadcaster, Market Weighton, Easingwold, Pocklington, Boston Spa, Stamford Bridge. North
Yorkshire. Specialists in house clearance, contents clearance, contents disposal. and clearing houses.
Town or Country Clearance are a local house clearance company based in York, Boroughbridge, Thirsk, Malton, Selby, Tadcaster, Market Weighton, Easingwold, Pocklington, Boston Spa, Stamford
Bridge. Town or Country Clearance  specialise in residential and commercial property contents clearance.
Town or Country Clearance are experts in end of tenancy clearance, clearing a house for probate, end of lease contents removal, or emptying a vacant property. We take away contents or do waste
claerance. Town or Country Clearance  dispose of waste, jettison junk, purge properties of their contents, and discard unwanted items. When clients want removal or scrapping or purging we remove,
scrap or purge.  Deceased estates and probate valuation or house contents valuing a speciality.
During a house clearance Town or Country Clearance remove antique and modern furniture such as beds, wardrobes, settees, sofas, chairs, tables, sideboards, sofa beds from detached and semi -
detached  houses, bungalow, flats, apartments, maisonettes, and bed - sits on behalf of householders, landlords, estate agents and solicitors. We clear white goods such as fridges, freezers, washing
machines, tumble dryers, microwaves, fridge freezers etc. We take items from lofts, attics, garages, sheds, out houses. Town or Country Clearance also carry away, carry off, cart off, clear away, dig out,
discard, eject, erase, evacuate, expel, expunge, extract, get rid of junk*  and purge, take out and throw out, and transfer to waste transfer station.
Please click below on whichever type
of clearance you require for details as
to how we organise your clearance.
Deceased Estate house clearance

Our two partners conduct
fixed fee probate valuations.
Headquarters in Tadcaster.

operating in the major towns of
North and West Yorkshire
Call us today for a free assessment and a binding written quote.       We DO make allowances for items of value
WE care about all aspects of our house clearance service because it matters to YOU
HQ Address

Unit 11, Home Farm
Wighill Park
Featherbed Lane
LS24 8BN
Over 50% of our house
clearances are living outside our
operating area. Our systems
are set up to cater for this fact.
Town or Country
clearance teams are

Local to towns they operate in

Fully trained and following legal
procedures in house clearance.

Remunerated to a proper
standard. Encouraged to use
their initiative

Appreciated by clients in

We are proud of the fact that in 10 years we have never missed
an assessment appointment.

97% of quotes are accepted.

We have never let a client down by not arriving for a house or
commercial contents clearance on the date agreed or not
removed everything commissioned to clear.

We are proud of our
testimonials and our client base

We have never received a verbal or written complaint about our
House Clearance and Commercial Clearance: Town or Country Clearance
We guarantee that we will attend an assessment appointment and
a house clearance at the time and date specified. We will always
clear your property completely and leave it tidy and ready for sale
or transfer, with the minimum of fuss and at the fee quoted.
What standard of house clearance service can
I expect from Town Or Country?
Call us on Freephone  08009883209  
(free from a landline, chargeable from a mobile)

Email us at     

Fill in our
Contact Us form.

A jointly convenient appointment for
free of charge assessment is
agreed. We can attend with a neighbour or agent if more practical.

An all inclusive
written binding quote (usually by email) is sent. It
will be the total amount payable. No added extras.

Once commissioned a date for the house clearance is organised.

At the designated time and place our operatives arrive to carry out
the work in one continuous process.

An invoice  (and photographs of the completed clearance ) is sent.
Payment is only made upon the completion of work and
subject to your satisfaction.
How a house clearance is organised
Important facts about us
Registered with Environment
carry waste.
Reg Number: EAN/955339
97 % of house clearance quotes
accepted after free assessment.
up to £10

In any form of clearance we incur costs. These are labour, transport and we pay tipping fees.
We need to recoup these costs and make a profit.

In the majority of cases the second hand value of items reduces our fees.

a) the value exceeds the costs so we pay the client
b) the value equals the costs so we remove everything for free
c) the value is lower than costs but reduces the fee in an agreed way.

Of course there may be no second hand value so no fee reduction.

So the answer to the question is it depends on the size of property, its position, and many other factors
AND the quantity and value of the items inside.
Without an assessment we can't determine the value of items so any telephone quote is meaningless.

We want to give you a
written binding quote so please ask us to attend for a free assessment.

Fill out our
CONTACT US form on this link

Remember the old adage - "Anyone can do a job cheaper and worse and the person who considers price alone are these men's lawful prey".
Our testimonials prove we have satisfied our clients on a cost basis, on our fairness when valuing assets and our service.  
Do you do free house clearance?

Selby District Council / North Yorkshire County Council

Winkworth /  Hunter Property Group
   (Estate Agents).     Barr Ellison /  Ware and Kay  (Solicitors).   

Kwiksave     (Insolvency Administrator)     Falcon Property Trust  (Commercial Landlord)     

British Broadcasting Corporation          National Grid          Harrogate Citizens Advice Bureau

Sofa Workshop Ltd   (National Retailer)        Confi -Shred Ltd   (National Document Shredding)        

Peverel Management Services   (Retirement Apartment Managers)         CKD Galbraith   (Managing Agents)

Charbonnel Et Walker    (National Chocolatier)                    Waterhouse Commercial Surveyors   

Universal Trust Corporation   (Professional Executors)              PHS Group  (National  Workplace  Services Provider)     
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