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House Clearance

We are an established professional auction company based in Lichfield with more than 150 years of family experience covering Staffordshire and the Midlands, with clients in areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Burntwood, Solihull, Tamworth, Cannock, Rugeley, Uttoxeter and Burton.

We have taken every step in line with COVID-19 secure business guidelines to continue our renowned house clearance, downsizing and probate service.

Our stringently observed procedures include protective equipment, social distancing measures, deep cleaning and sanitiser to keep our staff and clients safe and our vehicles disinfected.

We offer a comprehensive, bespoke service for houses, bungalows, flats, offices and all other large buildings.

Whether you are an executor clearing a deceased estate, investigating downsizing options, administering probate, emigrating or just tired of clutter, our team can help you.

We offer:

  • Complete and part house clearance services
  • Emptying the house of all or part of the contents
  • Properly disposing of all that cannot be sold - including proper disposal of items which do not meet current fire or electrical regulations
  • Cleaning the property afterwards ready for new occupants or to go on the market

Whatever your situation, we have a solution to suit you.

Free home visits and no hidden costs

We offer free home visits and no-obligation quotes - a representative will meet the client on-site to discuss their individual requirements and explain the costs involved up front. This process is fully COVID-19 secure.

We pride ourselves on our integrity and act for you throughout. Call us today on 01543 251081 or email to discuss our range of professional services - with safety always at the forefront.

We pride ourselves on being reliable and sympathetic and can give advice in all matters. Let us take the stress away today.

Why choose the auction process?

In a constantly evolving antique and collectables market, you may well have a hidden gem waiting to be found! Unlike many auctioneers, we do not cherry pick or farm out items of lesser value to other firms - we handle the entire clearance.

You can have the confidence that higher value and more specialised items will be uncovered, professionally assessed and offered in the relevant sale.

All items are sold at The Lichfield Auction Centre where modern salerooms cater for all aspects of the auction world - from household effects to jewellery and fine art, cars to medals and fine wines.

Whatever may be discovered amongst the contents of a house clearance is to your benefit - even if you are not sure what you have. That is our responsibility.

As the saying goes, it's better to be safe than sorry. Our team of experienced and qualified experts are on hand to offer their advice and up-to-date market knowledge.


Where clients are downsizing or emigrating, we can advise and organise the haulage and sale through auction of any excess furniture, ornaments, pictures, electricals, tools and garden ornaments to suit their time schedule.

Naturally, free home visits are available to arrange quotations.

Paperwork and sale proceeds

General receipts are given at the time of collection for goods consigned to auction with us. Email or postal notification is sent approximately a week prior to the auction advising clients of date of sale(s), lot numbers and pre-sale estimates.

Once everything has been sold, an itemised cheque with all fees deducted is sent by post to the account holder. Bank transfer of funds can be made by special request.


Our initial advice is free of charge and we are always delighted to share our expertise - know the price before you sell. Quotes for house clearances, probate and downsizing solutions are given on an individual basis based on location, timings and logistics.

Contact The Lichfield Auction Centre on +44 (0)1543 251081 or email your questions to Find out how we can help you today.

Client testimonials

"I wish to express my thanks to the gentlemen who made this painful experience easy and quick for me. Their professionalism, manners and kindness will not be quickly forgotten. Thanks to your company I feel a massive burden has been lifted from me." Mrs H, Chasetown

"Would you please pass on our thanks for the way in which the cottage was cleared of all its varied, and sometimes awkward, items. The team were obviously well versed in tackling such situations and we were really impressed with the obvious care and attention which they gave to all they packed and moved. It was a pleasure to see such dedication, and the genuine respect for items collected over many years by the occupants. What could have been a stressful situation was greatly eased by the professional and caring team." Mr F, Lichfield

"Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and all your wonderful team for such a brilliant job on Friday. It has been a very stressful time and I can't thank you all enough for making the final 'sad bit' to go so well and efficiently. Please pass on my thanks to the boys and Rachel. You have a great TEAM." Mrs S, Sutton Coldfield

"Would you please pass on my thanks to your four members of staff who cleared my aunt's house yesterday. All were very pleasant and a very quick and competent service." Mrs B, Burton upon Trent

"Many thanks to all the guys and Richard for doing a great job in clearing my aunt's bungalow - it is much appreciated." Mr J, Sutton Coldfield

"I just wanted to say how good the guys were that came and removed all the items from my late mother's house. They were very considerate and I really appreciated their attention to sorting items to be taken." Mrs C, Lichfield

“I just wanted to call to thank you for amazing experience we have had from start to finish, we have just received our cheque and I am delighted with Richard Winterton auctioneers and to have some money as well is a bonus – I am very grateful.” Mrs S, Sutton Coldfield

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