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 Chipping Ongar 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 Chipping Ongar 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 Chipping Ongar area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 14th August 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex, CM5
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full flat clearance and deep clean
PROPERTY TYPE: 2-bedroom flat
This flat on High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex, CM5 was on the first-floor located above a shop. Because it was situated on a busy street there was only limited off-street parking available, but fortunately it was enough to park our vehicles. The owner of the flat lived abroad and had inherited it recently, so an estate agent was handling the flat clearance for him. The plan was to rent the property, so we were asked to carry out a full clearance and deep clean in order to prepare it for viewings. We were asked to strip all of the furniture and effects from the property, and to remove the carpets and curtains as well. The only thing to remain was the cooker, and all of the other white goods from the kitchen were to be removed.We usually value house contents for probate prior to carrying out a property clearance, but in this case a probate valuation was not required.
We arrived at 8am and a representative from the estate agency was there to meet us.
Carried out a brief appraisal of the property then got to work. There was a narrow stairwell leading up to the flat, and no lift. The estate agent was concerned that this might affect our work, but we are experienced in working in tight situations and we used two or three members of the team to remove any heavy furniture. All the white goods were stripped from the property, and the other effects and furniture were removed as we worked our way through each of the rooms. Many goods had accumulated over the years, so we took each room by turn and removed them all. We then removed the carpets and curtains until the flat was completely bare, and the final stage was the deep clean. The aim was to get the flat up to a standard where it could be viewed by potential tenants. Our cleaning team set to work and spent a few hours going through every part of the flat until it was sparkling clean and ready for viewings.
Disposal of Contents
As the client had informed us initially, most of the furniture and effects were in very good condition. However, there were not many things that had any particular resale value, so we did not use any of them to offset the cost of the clearance. Instead, we sent any of the contents that were in good condition to be donated to local charity shops. A selection of goods were also sent for recycling. Overall, very few things had to be sent to landfill.
The estate agent carried out an inspection of the property following the clearance, and gave us the all clear. He was very impressed with the work and has confirmed that his firm will be using us again in the future. The client living abroad also contacted us a few days later to thank us for a rapid and efficient house clearance.
Do you require a house clearance in the Chipping Ongar area?
We offer a professional house clearance service through Essex and the home counties and if you have a property in the Chipping Ongar 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.