London house clearance specialists Avery Associates talk about a man believed to be suffering from obsessive hoarding disorder, and the possibility of him losing his house after a court ordered him to return to minimum standards for habitation. A news service reported that 64 year old Alex Wereczinski inherited his house in Edmonton London, in 2001 following the death of his mother. However, following years of living on the streets, he now risks losing his home due to the problems caused by his compulsive hoarding unless he has a house clearance.
Health Inspectors Orders
Edmonton town health inspectors this spring gave the order following complaints from Mr Wereczinski’s neighbours. They discovered the house wasn’t just inhabited by him – but also by 60 pigeons, more than a dozen cats and ceiling-high stacks of junk, from old electronics to waste construction material. Lacking even basics such as running water and heat, in addition to the mess, the health inspectors secured a court order requiring Mr Wereczinski to seek help for obsessive hoarding and to hook the house up to water and install a central heating system. “How I got into this mess I don’t know,” he told reporters, adding that he believed he had been collecting junk for the entire decade he has lived in the house – carrying on with a habit acquired during life on the street. “I couldn’t pass by something was useful, recyclable, nothing wrong with it. Even if I didn’t have space for it, I crammed it in there. It got to the point where the stuff took over my house.”
All Rubbish Removed
Now, with our help he has managed to clear the house of most of the collected rubbish and evicted his animal house-guests. City Cearances operate a program that helps obsessive hoarders overcome their compulsions and return their house to a liveable standard. In the past two years this programme we have helped nearly 50 ‘hoarders’. Although Mr Wereczinski admits that he struggles to identify himself as a hoarder, saying he preferred the term “collector” as the standard term made him “sound like a sickness, but it’s not”, he is happy to have finally found help. “I did go overboard but we’re working on it,” he said. “I’m getting help… to curb my enthusiasm for rescuing things that people throw away that there is nothing wrong with. I am hopefully going to succeed. “Now his main worry is not his obsessive hoarding – but meeting the cost of the other work ordered by the court. He must replace his space heaters with a central heating system due to the possible fire risk and connect his water to the mains. Mr Wereczinski says that due to health reasons he can only work part time and he hopes to convince a judge to give him more time to meet the £8000-10,000 needed for the work.
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