As you may 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 17th August 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Kew Road, Richmond, London, TW9
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full House Clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 5-Bedroom-House
Our client for this clearance of a large detached house on Kew Road in Richmond, London, TW9, was an estate agent who was in charge of selling the property. The owner had lived in the property with his wife, but she had sadly passed away and he had decided to move out. There were lots of things that he did not want to keep, so he decided that it was best to arrange a professional house clearance. However, our client made it clear that the owner wanted as many of the possessions to be reused if possible rather than thrown away.
We arrived at the house just before 8.00am and parked our vehicles in the driveway. One of the estate agents met us outside and handed us the keys, and we immediately got to work. The first thing that we did was cover the doorway with plywood to protect it from any knocks, and then we got started on the kitchen.
We removed all of the white goods from the kitchen, taking out the fridge, freezer, washing machine and other items. We then removed all of the crockery, plates and bowls from inside the kitchen cabinets.
After this, we moved into the living room. There were lots of ornaments in the living room, and many of these were in a very good condition. We decided that we would like to sell a few of these ornaments, and we asked the estate agents at the end of the day if this would be okay. The estate agent agreed so we separated these items to sell them later on, and which would help to reduce the cost of the clearance for the owner.
Upstairs, there were two large beds, a huge oak wardrobe and a very large collection of books. We removed all the items in the bedrooms, the hallway and the bathroom, and everything had been removed by 5.00pm. Following the clearance, we gave the property a deep clean to leave it in excellent condition, and we handed the keys back to the estate agent at 6.30pm.
Disposal of Contents
We managed to sell a number of the ornaments that we had found in the living room, and we got quite a good price for these so were able to reduce the cost of the clearance for the client. Many of the things we removed were reusable, so rather than throwing these away we donated some to charities and found homes for the others using a selection of websites. Some things were recycled, and in the end only a tiny proportion of the cleared items were disposed of in landfill.
The estate agent said that they regularly used clearance firms, and because they had been impressed with our service they were going to add us to their list of approved contractors.
Do you require a house clearance in the Richmond area?
We offer a professional house clearance service through London and the home counties and if you have a property in the Richmond 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.