House Clearance Of Railway Engineer’s Property After Bereavement
It was after taking instruction from one of the executors of a deceased estate in Compton Road Notting Hill, Brent NW10, to carry out a house contents valuation for probate followed by a full house clearance of all household furniture and effects.
The chattels or house contents valuation was very straight forward as the contents had very little resale value and as Inland revenue rules and guidelines make it clear that the probate value of house contents should be “open market – willing buyer and willing seller” or if sent to auction the mid range figure of the estimate as the amount submitted for Inheritance Tax calculation for the relevant estate.
Removal Of Tools And Machinery A Considerable Task
In complete contrast to the chattels valuation the task of clearing this property was a completely different matter and took three whole days with our full house clearance team on site. Every room in the property was packed with a combination of items. The bedrooms were stuffed full of clothing and personal effects spanning two generations of family members, along with around 1000 books on engineering and model railways. As well as this we found fitness equipment still unopened in its boxes over twenty years old.
The rear bedroom was stacked to the ceiling with timber of all shapes and sizes along with over fifty electric motor stacked inside a built in cupboard. The front room downstairs was converted into a bedroom and had a double bed within along with four double wardrobes containing clothing and shoes. The rear downstairs room was an office with personal paperwork and household bills dating back sixty years and stacked shoulder high. But the biggest task of all was clearing the downstairs reception room which had converted into a full engineering workshop including a myford lathe, pillar drill, two thousand engineering magazines, over 500 boxes of screws washers , steel and brass rod for turning and clock parts and model railway spares in boxes from floor to ceiling.
Three Day Hoarded House Clearance
The kitchen was also heavily stocked with old food and kitchenalia and the garden and woo sheds presented a similar story but we were able to clear the whole house contents from top to bottom in three full days, with great success in recycling a large amount of scrap metal, machinery, furniture and some collectables that had been recovered during the process. We were particularly happy in finding a hand made clock for our client that had been lost in amongst the belongings for over ten years that had great sentimental value.
The house clearance fees in this instance far exceeded the value of the contents so a considerable charge was made but this was met by the solicitors who were acting as joint executors with our client.
If you have a house clearance of this nature or a case of hoarding anywhere in Notting Hill or surrounding areas we can help, Avery Associates are hoarded house clearance specialists and for discrete information and a free quote please call Jeffrey Avery directly on 0800 567 7769