Deceased Estate & Probate Clearance Service

At this difficult time, we understand that dealing with a relative’s belongings and home can be stressful, emotional and time consuming. That’s why our Probate Clearance Service is designed to help reduce your burden.

There will be many things to consider including; other relatives, the legalities and clearing the home for sale. In this article we will guide you through the process and point you in the direction of help.

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What is Probate

When someone dies, someone will be responsible for managing the estate which includes their home, belongings, savings and assets. If this is you, you will need to get a grant of representation. This gives you the legal right to administer the estate, sell property and disperse belongings.


The person in charge of administering the estate is called the executor.

The executor will be responsible for these three steps of dealing with an estate:

Consolidating Assets

All assets must be consolidated and itemised. This will include any cash, savings and investments, personal belongings and property.

Outstanding Bills and Debts

The executor will be responsible for ensuring any outstanding bills or debts are paid from the consolidated assets.

Distribution of Assets

Once the assets have been itemised, they must be distributed according to the will. Personal items not included in the will are usually divided amongst family and friends.

If the deceased is your spouse or civil partner and their estate is passed to you, you will not normally need to go through the probate process.

Avoid the Pitfalls

Managing the Probate Process

It’s important to know that you are probably not alone in experiencing the upset and loss of losing a loved one. There are usually other relatives and friends who are feeling a little like you, and it’s sad to say that all this emotion will likely cause disagreements over money, property and who is responsible for all of the hard work required to deal with the estate.


It happens surprisingly often even with relatives that have a good relationship. This issue is usually compounded when groups of relatives or friends try to clear a house of belongings by themselves.


It is hard work, stressful and upsetting, and it can get drawn out as each item in the home will hold memories for each person.


As the appointed executor of the will, it will help to try and remain calm, stay fair and help the other people involved get through this tough time as painlessly as possible.


We believe one of the best ways to be fair, impartial and reduce stress on the other parties is to get a local house clearance firm to take on this difficult task.


Finding a reputable House Clearance Company to deal with a loved ones belongings in a respectful and compassionate manner can be a daunting task. Read our guide on How to Choose a House Clearance Company to help you with this process.

Common Probate Timescales

How Long Does Probate Take?

Usually between four and eight weeks from application to receiving a grant of probate. After that the time it takes to complete will depend on how complicated the estate is, depending on the number of investments the person had, how long it takes to clear and sell a property.


Clearing out a home so that it can be advertised and sold on the open market can be complicated, time consuming and full of obstacles. This is where we can help to speed up the process. Please give us a no obligation call for advice and guidance and to arrange a visit to the property so that we can begin helping you through as soon as possible.

Book a FREE Quote

Call us now on 07305195141 or email us at [email protected] to book a free quote.

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Why Choose Us

We Recycle

We always aim to recycle or reuse as much as we possibly can. We send furniture to charities and give away bedding and clothes to charities when possible.

Nothing Left Behind

Our Full House Clearance covers all items in your home, including your garden, shed and garage. We will also sweep up and hoover round leaving the property in a presentable state.

Contact Free

You can trust our team to carry out our job with the upmost respect, meaning you do not need to be on-site whilst the clearance is taking place. Sit back and relax while we do the heavy lifting.

Quick Turnaround

We understand that jobs can be time sensitive and we always work within our agreed timeline. Our professional and efficient team will be in and out before you know it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you clear?

We are able to offer a full clearance service for deceased estates, properties for sale, end of tenancy properties, or just general clearances. We take anything including but not limited to; furniture, clothes, bedding, bric-a-brac, waste, food, garden items, sheds, garages and much more. We are able to take the following items at an additional cost: bricks, concrete, rubble, gas bottles, rubber tyres, large quantities of paint, oils and chemicals, generally we can take a small amount of domestic chemicals and oils.

What is the House Clearance Process?

When you call us, we will book in a time to come and give a Free Quote. We will take note of everything that needs to be cleared and supply you with a quote there and then. If you accept the quote, we will arrange to come and clear the property at the time that is most convenient for you. We will arrive at the given time and clear everything that you tell us to clear. Once the clearance has been completed, we will return the keys and the job is done. We will often pick up and return the property keys to an estate agent, meaning you don’t have to worry about making yourself available.

Do you Recycle?

As an environmentally friendly company, we always look to recycle as much as possible whenever we can. Sometimes, there is waste that cannot be recycled but we are proud to average a 90% recycling rate. A lot of clearance companies will just dump everything at the landfill but at Crystal House Clearances, we use waste disposal sites that separate and recycle their waste. But before anything gets recycled, we always try to donate as much to charity as we can. We strongly believe in giving back to our community where we can.

Where do you take the rubbish?

We have built up a network of licensed recycling centres where we can responsibly dispose of waste. We also have a network of local charities that we donate to on a regular basis. This means a lot of the bric-a-brac, bedding and food items are able to be donated and reused rather than sent to landfill. Some items such as furniture may be sold where possible, allowing us to keep our costs down as much as possible and pass that saving on to our customers.

Do you clear the whole property?

Absolutely Yes! We pride ourselves on being able to do a complete job and leave our customers properties Crystal Clear! The last thing you want is for a company to turn up and leave unwanted items behind, leaving you with the added stress of having to dispose or arrange for the disposal of these items. When we visit the property to quote, we take into account the amount of items to be cleared, access such as hard to reach places or staircases and are able to provide you with an accurate timeline for the job to be completed. We will always take everything we have quoted for and will even give the property a quick clean before we leave.

Do I need to be there?

We understand that the process of a House Clearance can be an emotional and upsetting time, especially if you have recently lost a loved one. You may not wish to be present whilst the belongings are cleared and we totally understand this. We do not require you to be present on the day of the clearance, we often pick up the keys before hand and return them once we are done. You can trust us to carry out the House Clearance with the utmost respect and we are able to work independently.

Service Locations

House Clearance Service Areas

Crystal House Clearances are based in Stafford and we cover the whole of Staffordshire with our full range of services.

We now also cover Buxton and the surrounding areas. Click on an area to see where exactly we cover.