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 Maida Vale 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 Maida Vale 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 Maida Vale area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 15th October 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Carlton Vale, Maida Vale, London, NW6
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full flat clearance and deep clean
PROPERTY TYPE: 3-bedroom flat
This clearance involved removing all of the general furniture and effects from a second-floor flat on Carlton Vale in Maida Vale, NW6. The flat had previously been let out to a number of tenants over the past decade, and now the owner wanted to sell it so he needed to clear out all of the old personal effects before he could decorate it. He also required a complete deep clean following the clearance in order to leave it in a presentable state.
Resident’s parking was available outside the flat so we arranged to park our vehicles here after one of the neighbours very kindly lent us their permit for the day, which made removing the items a lot more convenient.
It was clear from the moment we entered that there was a lot of general household clutter filling up the house, but we kept an eye out for anything of value because the owner wanted us to see if we could find anything to offset the cost of the clearance.
We worked throughout the day, starting at 7.30am and finishing just before 6pm. We came across clothes, books, magazines, an old computer, stationery, crockery, glasses and many other items, but unfortunately we found nothing that was suitable for resale.
We finished the job by removing the carpets and underlay from throughout the house, and we then cleaned every room, making sure we cleaned it to a professional standard to leave it in a very good condition.
Disposal of Contents
Although there was no furniture or other items suitable to be resold, we did manage to find a number of items that could be donated to be used again. We contacted a local charity shop and they confirmed their interest, so we sent them a few boxes of general effects as well as some items of furniture including three chairs and a chest of draws. We sent most of the remaining items to our recycling centre for processing, and only a small minority of the items had to be sent to landfill so we managed to minimise the environmental impact of the clearance.
The client in this case was a firm of local solicitors, who were acting as executors, winding up the estate on behalf of the beneficiary, the son of the house owner. One of the partners inspected the property and was particularly impressed with the “excellent job” we had done with the garden.
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The client was very happy with how we left the property when he visited at the end of the day to perform a final check. He did not think we would be able to complete the clearance and the clean in a single day, so he thanked us for a job well done.