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 West Wickham 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 West Wickham 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 West Wickham area.
CLEARANCE DATE: 19th November 2012
PROPERTY LOCATION: The Grove, West Wickham, London, BR4
CLEARANCE TYPE: Full house clearance
PROPERTY TYPE: 4-bedroom house
We were called out to clear a large detached house that was owned by our client. It was located on The Grove in West Wickham, which is a peaceful neighbourhood, and our client was in the process of selling a house that he had inherited from his father. Having gone through the house and removed all of the personal possessions that he wanted to keep, he now found that there were lots of items of heavy furniture that required removing, as well as other general household contents. He also informed us that there were some antique items that he did not want, and said that he would like us to try and sell them if possible so that we could offset the sales against the cost of the clearance.
After carrying out a quick appraisal of the house, we estimated that we would finish the job within the day, probably before 5.00pm. The first thing that we did was remove the antique objects that the client had suggested we could sell. These included a fine china tea set, a crystal sculpture of a person and a mahogany chest of draws, all of which we loaded into the van. We then removed the larger items of furniture from the living room, kitchen and bedrooms. These consisted of chairs, sofas, tables, wardrobes and beds, as well as the fridge, freezer and washing machine from the kitchen. We then went through the entire house loading up the smaller goods and effects into boxes to be placed in the vans. The whole process took a number of hours, but we worked carefully despite working quickly. We also removed the carpets and underlay, and after we had cleared everything from the house we gave it a quick clean throughout to leave it looking clean and tidy.
Disposal of Contents
Most of the furniture was still in a very good condition so we did not throw this away but instead donated it to a few charities working in the area. We hate to throw anything away unless absolutely necessary so that we can reduce our environmental impact. We also sold the antiques for a good price, which allowed us to reduce the overall cost of the clearance for our client.
Our client was very happy to receive a reduced cost after we managed to sell some of the antiques. He was also delighted with the overall standard of the clearance.
Do you require a house clearance in the West Wickham area?
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