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 Orpington 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 Orpington 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 Orpington area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 20th August 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Warren Road, Orpington, London, BR6
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full house clearance and clean
PROPERTY TYPE: 5-Bedroom-House
Our client for this property clearance was an estate agent, which was working on behalf of the owner. The owner had previously let out the property to tenants over the last decade, but the last tenants who used to live there had left it in a condition that made it very difficult to find new tenants, with broken furniture and numerous personal effects still inside the property. We were therefore asked to clear the property and clean it at the same time so that the estate agents could find new tenants for it.
When we arrived we met the estate agent at the property. There was a large driveway and lots of space in which to operate. He handed us the keys and we started the clearance immediately.
There were a number of broken items of furniture, including a chest of draws, a coffee table with broken glass, one of the beds and the table. There was also broken glass on the floor so we had to be very careful to avoid injury during the clearance. Some of the carpet had been ripped up so we needed to remove this as well as the underlay.
In the kitchen we found that the fridge and freezer had both been damaged, but the cooker, microwave and washing machine were still usable. We removed everything and emptied the cupboards. There were still some remains of food in the cabinets so we had to be careful because this posed a health hazard.
After clearing the entire property, we gave it a deep clean throughout to ensure that it was in a condition whereby it could be let out to new clients. We finished the work just before 8pm and the estate agent returned to collect the keys.
Disposal of Contents
Some of the items that we cleared were not in a good enough condition to be reused, so in these cases we had to send these to our recycling centre to reduce the amount of items that were sent to landfill. However, we were able to reuse many of the items, including some of the furniture and the collection of books and DVDs. We donated these to a charity in the area so that they could sell them and raise funds.
The estate agent confirmed that he was very happy with the standard of the clearance when he checked over the property at the end of the day. He also said that he would be adding us to his list of approved contractors for future jobs.
Do you require a house clearance in the Orpington area?
We offer a professional house clearance service through London and the home counties and if you have a property in the Orpington 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.