As many of our clients have never dealt with probate or used a house clearance company before, we found that it was helpful to outline a house clearance in Basildon previously conducted. This gives new clients some understanding of the clearance process and pricing. If you have any probate requirements or you are looking to clear a property in Basildon or surrounding areas then for a free quote and advice without obligation, you can call our Essex Office on 01245 209 123. Feel free to call us with any questions regarding your house clearance requirements and we will be happy to advise you.
We also carry out property valuation for probate and house contents valuation for probate purposes in the Basildon area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 18th July 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Broadmayne, Basildon, Essex, SS14
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full house clearance and deep clean
PROPERTY TYPE: 2-bedroom terraced house
There was only a small amount of off-street parking available outside this terraced house just off Broadmayne, Basildon, SS14. Fortunately, the client’s neighbour was able to provide us with some space in his driveway so we were able to park our vehicles. The owner had recently inherited the property following the death of his father, and he had removed a few personal effects from the property. He asked us to remove all household furniture and effects as well as a number of broken cabinets in the kitchen, so he asked us to remove these along with the kitchen appliances. Following the clearance, he wanted the carpets and underlay removed as well as a deep clean of the property. This would leave it in a good condition so that he could decorate and renovate the property before selling it.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.
We turned up at 7.30am and spent 15 minutes carrying out an appraisal of the property. Although the owner had removed all of the things that he wanted to keep, he asked us to keep an eye out for any documents, photo albums or other personal effects that we came across. We began on the ground floor, moving quickly through the living room, bathroom, and kitchen. The kitchen was the largest part of the job, but we soon removed all of the white goods and cabinets. We then moved upstairs and removed all furniture and personal effects from the bathroom and two bedrooms. There were also some things in the hallway, including a large trunk filled with shoes. Once all of the household furniture and effects had been removed, we took up the carpets throughout the entire property. We then began work on the deep clean and cleaned the entire interior of the property. Following the deep clean, the job was complete and we waited for the client’s approval before leaving.
Disposal of Contents
Most of the furniture and effects were in a very good condition. This was great news because it was clear that we would be able to reuse the majority of them. Some of the things that we came across included books, a desk, a table with four chairs, a working television set and DVD player, and paintings. There were lots of general household effects that were in perfectly good condition, so we contacted a few charities to find out whether they would be interested in receiving them as donations, and they were happy to accept them. We also came across an old photo album that the owner had missed while removing the things that he wanted to keep, and he was very grateful that we found this. Only a small amount of the total contents was sent to our recycling centre following the clearance, making it a very satisfactory clearance all round.
The owner told us at the time of the clearance that everything was fantastic, but he called the office a couple of days later to reiterate his thanks. He was hoping to sell the property within a few months if possible, and was very grateful that we could organise the clearance and deep clean so quickly.
Do you require a house clearance in the Basildon area?
We offer a professional house clearance service through Essex and the home counties and if you have a property in the Basildon area that requires a clearance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, Our contact details are on the right-hand side of this page.