Michael Hogben our head valuer and auctioneer is available to offer free valuations for sale by auction and receive lots for our forthcoming sales. If you are unable to bring the items to us due to their size or the volume of items then we are happy to arrange  home appointment . Alternatively  many valuations can be done using photographs sent by post or email.

If your item requires specialist knowledge or research we have a wide network of specialists that we can consult, and ensures the item is given the best chance of reaching its optimum price,Please contact us today to arrange a house contents valuation.

Westenhanger auctions offer a quick and thorough valuation service for the purpose of inheritance tax, with a sensitive approach. Liaising with the executors directly or the solicitors we provide professional, comprehensive valuations to enable the probate process 

The company works with a number of Banks and  local solicitors and is doing an increasing amount of work with private individuals who are executors and having to sort out deceased estates themselves. 

This situation can frequently incur concerns from other family members or interested parties, but can be resolved by the help and advice of a professional valuer.

Whether is a complete house clearance or Often we are merely asked to look at a few cherished items such as jewellery or a painting, our Visit is often free 

Please contact us to arrange an appointment  0777 999 5117  Email inquiries or  free valuations. thehogbens@btinternet.com       thehogbens@gmail.com 

We can also provide other valuations for situations such as family division and sales by private treaty or Insurance valuations 

 Station House  

Stone Street      

Westenhanger.Hythe  CT21  4HX  0777 999 5117   E  MAIL thehogbens@btinternet.com 

House Clearance Service 

Costs are £40 per hour , we use a sub contractor for this servce but payment can be made from the estates proceeds

Clearing a property can be an exhausting and stressful experience. We can provide valuations for auction followed by a full house clearance. It can be surprising what items are saleable and having a valuer visit the premises to list the items of value allows family members and interested parties to make decisions about what items to sell or keep. Once items have been taken or consigned for auction we are able to offer a full clearance service leaving the property empty, swept and hovered and ready for estate agents or the next occupants.
Please contact us for further information, advice or to make an appointment for a no obligation valuation.

We are open to receive goods or collect item brought  Weekdays 10 till 2 pm  

Sellers Commission is 15 % of the hammer price. 
Commission rates negotiated for higher value lots. 
Our minimum lottage charge is £5.00 per lot, sold, or unsold. 

Our lottage fee includes the following 
2 major on line internet bidding platforms and other internet listing sites ,it also covers insurance,color illustrations,sorting on site, research where necessary for specialist lots or independent valuers 

Insurance optional @ 1.5% of hammer price 
Payments made To clients  is made 21-30  working days after the sale date. 

Photography all lots are  photographed and used in our advertising and on the net 

Transport to and from the auction house can be arranged  

  • We have a independent team of experts who operate a carriage service. charges  from £30 per hour 1 man and van or £40 per hour 2 men and van,  Please ask for details. How it works see below 

WE have now put in place a system which I hope will put an end to any mistake and give the clearance team clear instructions on what tasks need to be done at any  clearances.  
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We have printed a form (to be completed in duplicate, one for the clearance team and one for the client) that informs the team of all the tasks that need to be undertaken before we can inform our clients that the clearance has been completed. This includes a section to ensure all out buildings, loft areas,and any other parts of the site are not missed. This form must be signed by  the transport team and the client before an invoice can be raised.

  • We have also included a section that will inform the clearance team of the need to remove any electrical/gas appliances. 
You will be pleased to know we now have a competent person on the clearance team that can complete these tasks.
  •                        As a final safeguard the clearance team  can have been given a digital camera and every room, loft space,garage and out building can be photographed at the end of the clearance. This we hope will give you a complete overview of the clearance and all the tasks have been completed to yours and your clients satisfaction. This will also give your clients a better understanding of the tasks completed and will highlight any problems before they reach this late stage.
                  Rest assured that this system will be strictly enforced and mistakes and oversights from our clearance team are a thing of the past.
Yours sincerely
Michael Hogben