As many of our clients have never used a house clearance company before, we found that it was helpful to outline previous work we have conducted in the Barnet area. This gives new clients some understanding of the clearance process and pricing. If you are looking to clear a property in Barnet then for free advice without obligation, you can call our London Office on 0208 640 0044.
We also carry out property valuation for probate and house contents valuation for probate purposes in the Barnet area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 6 May 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Bedford Avenue Barnet, Middlesex EN5
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full House And Garden Clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 3 Bedroom 1930’s semi detached house.
We were instructed to clear the property completely of all furniture and personal effects, and to clear and restore the back garden. Remove all unwanted items, newspapers clutter. Remove and replace door which was blocking access. We are often requested to value house contents for probate, before carrying out a house clearance, but a probate valuation was not necessary in this case.
This was a difficult clearance because the previous occupant had been a compulsive hoarder so the property was completely full with all kinds of what can only be described as clutter. One room was so full of old newspapers that we were unable to get in and had to open the door by removing it from its hinges.
There was a water leak in part of the property which had caused extensive damage to the ceiling and floorboards at the back so we had to proceed with extreme caution.
The back garden was waist high in assorted junk and required two full lorry loads to remove it.
Disposal of Contents
Unfortunately as is often the case with compulsive hoarding very little of the contents had value or could be salvaged, but we were able to recycle vast amounts of paper and glass hence only a small proportion went to landfill.
The client was surprised that we were able to remove the contents in only a day and stated that she was very pleased with our work as she can now arrange for the property to be renovated. She expressed her delight at the fact that we were able to completely restore the garden.
The occupant of the house was a known eccentric and the neighbours expressed their gratitude to us for removing the contents from the house and garden as they were concerned about vermin infestation. The previous occupant had lived a completely normal life until his wife died at which time he became a recluse and the hoarding started. He seemed unable to dispose of anything which had a connection to his ex wife. He had been hoarding for over 20 years.
Do you require a house clearance in the Barnet area?
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