Bourne End Auction Rooms

House Clearance / Downsizing


We have over 27 years’ experience managing house clearances and downsizing, from small flats to large properties.

The reasons for a house clearance or downsizing are varied, and we know it can often be an emotional and upsetting time.

So we offer a sensitive and stress-free service from initial valuation and clearance to the sale of contents.

The First Step

Get in touch to arrange a free no-obligation home visit on 01628 531 500 or email us at


Next, a valuer will meet you at the home in question and make an assessment of the value of the contents. We can discuss individual requirements, as well as liaising with probate solicitors, estate agents and executors where appropriate.

Our independent couriers will then arrange a time and day that suits you for the clearance to take place.

We're never shocked at the size of the task or the condition of a property. And we’re happy to just advise you on the best way forward, using the experience we’ve gained over many years.


Sometimes there are items that are not commercially suitable for auction. We can arrange for these to be donated to one of the local charities we support or to be taken to a local recycling centre. Other items that you or other family members wish to keep can be delivered to your homes across the country.

Sale process

Throughout the house clearance sale process, we keep you informed by email and/or phone as to the allocation of sales, estimates, and lot numbers. Our aim is to maximise the price for your item, and that will influence what auction your item is allocated to, such as a specialist sale,  antique or weekly general sale.

All our sales can be viewed live during the sale on two global online platforms.

Settlement is then made after each sale with a full breakdown of results, minus costs.