Our Services

  • Full or partial clearances under taken
  • All sizes of property; domestic or business
  • Proper disposal of unsaleable items
  • Cleaning of property so it is ready for new occupants
  • Whatever your situation, we have a solution to suit you

We check everything – there’ll be value where you least expect it

Why are we so different from other house clearance services? We examine absolutely everything inside and outside a property – value can come from anywhere in the house, cellar or garden, sometimes where you least expect it!

Items in the garage or outbuildings could even cover the entire cost of the clearance.

Because we are acting for you the whole time. From the moment we receive that initial call or email, we never forget that this is someone else’s home and belongings.

Our team works at a diverse variety of houses and flats every week covering all aspects of the property including attics, cellars, garages, sheds, gardens and outbuildings – we don’t cherry-pick.

We’ve handled the complete clearance and subsequent auctions for properties ranging from country estates and large luxury homes to Abbots Bromley School, Whittington Heath Golf Club, a record shop and a double glazing factory.

Whatever the property or the contents, we can supply the expertise you need together with our unique personal touch.


Free home visits and no hidden costs

We offer free home visits and no-obligation quotes – a representative will meet you on-site to discuss your individual requirements and explain the costs involved up front.

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 pride ourselves on being reliable and sympathetic and can give advice in all matters. Let us take the stress away today. Call us on 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk to discuss our range of professional services.

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.


Who are we?

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. Read more about us here.


Get In Touch

By Phone: +44 (0)1543 251081
By Email: office@richardwinterton.co.uk


Why choose the auction process?

In a constantly evolving antique and collectables market, you may well have a hidden gem within your house clearance waiting to be found! 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 in our modern salerooms which caters for all aspects of the auction world – from household effects to jewellery and fine art, cars to medals and fine wines.

Well, here’s a great example. At a local property we were clearing, the ceramics and pots and pans were spread out and Richard spotted an unusual crocodilian in one corner…

Our research team jumped into action and confirmed this unusual ceramic was a very rare Royal Doulton ‘Boy On A Crocodile’. We sold it at auction for £7,000 to the absolute joy of our clients.



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

Quotations are provided via a free home visit. Call us on 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk to discuss how we can help you.

Wondering about the downsizing journey? Read more, from the positives and negatives to taxes and the perfect age to downsize, here.


Paperwork and sale proceeds

When we collect good to be consigned to auction with us with provide a general receipts.

Approximately a week prior to the auction an email, or postal notification, is sent advising clients of the 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 01543 251081 or email your questions to office@richardwinterton.co.uk. Find out how we can help you today.

Client Testimonials

"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 send a line thanking you and your super efficient staff who were friendly, very helpful, kept everything safe and made dealing with you an extremely satisfying experience. Thank you very much to you all."

Mr S, Nottingham
“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
"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.
Mr F, 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
"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
"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
"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
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