Will Found In Loughton, Essex Heavily Hoarded House
In February this year I was asked to attend a property in Loughton, Essex to meet a lady who had the task of clearing out her uncles extremely hoarded house. Not only did the niece have to get the house cleared out for its sale but somewhere inside the house was a will that had been signed by her brother some years back so we knew it was in existence, but there was a slight problem as you will see from the images I have added below. Yes, the house was crammed full of papers tools food and just about everything you can think of all of which was heavily contaminated from the presence of mice and rats.
Not only was the house hoarded but so was the garden and garage, as well as a workshop attached to the side of the house which contained a very nice ceramic kiln costing over £1000, power tools, hand tools a lot of which were damaged from the leaking roof and water penetration, just look at the picture I have provided below and see for yourself, a big job to say the least.
So from the pictures above you can see the scale of the work and type of hoarding we deal with on a regular basis. From having carried out countless hoarded clearances of this nature I find a similarity between them and the nature of the contents, the only thing that changes is the amount to clear which is usually dictated by the size of the property itself
Finding The Last Will & Testament
But the job was rewarding for me and my team because after almost giving up hope I found the Last Will & Testament that the family so desperately need inside a magazine on the last shelf of the living room and near the final part of the clearance. Determination was needed to find the will and I have to look at every item that passes through my hands so as not to let such an important item slip through my hands and be lost forever. Finally I have added some more pictures of the rooms after we have cleared so I hope you have found this small article interesting or maybe you have a similar task and if so me and my team here at Avery Associates will be able to help.
Avery Associates are the counties leading experts and professionals at clearing out heavily and extremely hoarded properties, whether it be a small bedsit a six bedroom detached house or even a smallholding we are able to clear it efficiently and if there is a will present we will do our utmost to find it as we have for many of our previous customers.