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 Sanderstead 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 Sanderstead 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 Sanderstead area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 10th September 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: Sundown Avenue, Sanderstead, London, CR2
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full House Clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 4-Bedroom-House
We were hired by a firm of solicitors for the clearance of this detached house just off Sanderstead Hill in Sanderstead in London. They were acting as the executors of the estate and winding it up on behalf of the beneficiary, and the entire property had to be cleared. They informed us that there was potentially a lot of personal contents in the form of files and letters, and they asked us to destroy anything that we found that was confidential.
We arrived at the property just after 8.00am and met one of the solicitors. He showed us around the property quickly and then we got to work. We placed plywood protection around the front door to avoid causing any damage, and then we began to remove all of the furniture and effects from each room.
One of the rooms had been converted into an office, and it was here that we found most of the letters and other confidential papers. We shredded anything that we found, and all of the waste paper was sent to be recycled.
Three of the bedrooms did not contain much furniture, but one of them had apparently been used as a storage room, and here we found lots of interesting items including an antique chest of draws and a large antique table. We cleared everything from the room and left the property completely empty, then handed the key back to the solicitor when he arrived at the end of the day.
Disposal of Contents
Aside from the confidential paper waste, some other items were sent for recycling to prevent them from going to landfill. We also sold the antique furniture that we found after confirming this with our client, and we were able to offset some of the cost of the clearance as a result.
Our client was very pleased with our diligence, and after taking photos of the property and showing these to the owner after the clearance, the solicitors called us to confirm that they were happy with the job that we carried out.
Do you require a house clearance in the Sanderstead area?
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