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 Dalston area. This gives new clients some understanding of the clearance process and pricing. If you are looking to clear a property in Dalston 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 Dalston area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 3rd August 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Gayhurst Rd Dalston London E8
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full House Clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 2 Bedroom terraced house
We were instructed by our client, the executor of a will, to clear a 2 bedroom terraced house in Gayhurst Rd Dalston London E8. The previous resident, who had died, had lived in the property for over 40 years, and there was a great deal of house contents to be removed, prior to the property being fully renovated. The client requested that we remove absolutely everything from the property, except for the gas appliances. We were also asked to cut back the garden, drain down the central heating, and isolate the water and electricity supply. We usually value house contents for probate prior to carrying out a property clearance, but in this case a probate valuation was not required.
Dalston is an inner city area, not far from central London, and, as a result, traffic is a major problem. As a result, we decided to start early, at 5 a.m. This area is resident parking permits only, but we arranged with the local authority for a parking bay to be suspended and reserved for us. We found the property to be absolutely full of broken furniture, old tv’s and radios, tools, newspapers, beds, bedding, old clothing, mildewed books, and vast quantities of other household contents. We carefully removed all the items, all the time keeping an eye out for things of value which could be returned to the client. We then tidied the garden, secured the property and handed the keys to the client at 4p.m.
Disposal of Contents
We were able to recycle a great deal of the paper waste and other material, so only a small amount was sent to a local authority waste site.
The client said, “I am very pleased with the house clearance, particularly the fact that we were able to complete the whole job in a single day. Also, I cannot thank you enough for returning the Kruger Rands, which we had overlooked, and which helped pay for the house clearance work and a valuable part of the estate.”
We found a small bag under a cupboard which contained 4 Kruger Rands. This coin, which has a face value of less than 10p, and is still legal tender in South Africa, is one ounce of pure gold, and is worth more than £1000. The bag was returned to the owner.
Do you require a house clearance in the Dalston area?
We offer a professional house clearance service thorough London and the home counties and if you have a property in the Dalston 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.