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 previous house clearance in Hendon we carried out recently. This gives new clients some understanding of the clearance process and pricing. If you have any probate requirements or looking to have a house clearance in Hendon or surrounding areas then for free advice without obligation, you can call our valuers London Office on 0208 640 0044.
We also carry out property valuation for probate and house contents valuation for probate purposes in the Hendon area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 18th September 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full House Clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 4-bedroom flat
We were asked to clear out this large 4-bedroom flat that was located above a shop on Brent Street in Hendon, London, NW4 by a firm of solicitors who were working on behalf of the owner. The owner of the flat lived in Scotland and had inherited the property from a family member who had passed away, and he had left the firm of solicitors in charge of preparing the property for sale. A full clearance was required, including removing the white goods from the kitchen. However, the flat did not require a deep clean because it was to be decorated before being sold. We were also asked to arrange for the locks to be changed on the front door because the owner was concerned about security. We were also informed that a number of items had been marked up to keep, and we were asked to deliver these to another property where the owner’s friend lived.
The flat was located on a busy street and there was no off-street parking, so before we arranged the clearance we had to apply for a permit from Barnet London Borough Council. This was granted, and we turned up at 7am on the day of the clearance and set to work immediately after meeting with a representative from the solicitors’ office. We removed all of the furniture from the flat and the white goods from the kitchen. There was also lots of cutlery and crockery in the kitchen, so we boxed these up and set them aside to be donated. We then removed the curtains and the carpets and carried out some heavy items of furniture including a large wooden cabinet. There were some personal affects in the property, including lots of clothes and books, so we separated these to be reused. We also separated out all of the items that had been marked up to keep to deal with these later. During the day the locksmith arrived and changed the lock on the front door. He then gave us the new keys, which we handed the solicitor when he arrived at the end of the day to inspect the property.
Disposal of Contents
All of the clothes, books and other personal effects that we found in the property during the clearance were donated. The TV was also donated to a local youth centre. Some items had to be sent to our recycling centre, but everything else was donated so nothing had to be sent to landfill apart from a few things that could not be recycled. We also loaded the personal items that had been marked into our unmarked van and delivered them to the address we had been provided with.
We had actually worked with this firm of solicitors many times in the past because we are on their list of approved clearance firms. They were very happy with the standard of the work on this job and confirmed that they would continue to use our services.
Do you require a house clearance in the Hendon area?
We offer a professional house clearance service through London and the home counties and if you have a property in the Hendon 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.