A hoarders house is an outward sign of the occupant’s reticence to discard items that are of no obvious use, or are valueless in other people’s minds. The items are usually piled up untidily, as opposed to a carefully curated collection of items of genuine value. A hoarders house clearance sifts out items of value, and discards the rest.
The underlying driver is the hoarder’s inability to prevent their compulsion taking over common sense, and generally accepted practice. There are several theories why this happens, but we’ll leave that for a separate post.
How a Professional Hoarders House Clearance Helps
A compulsive hoarder’s home can become an accident-prone site, as they trample and trip over things in their haste to add to their accumulation. Moreover, insects and rodents can infiltrate in search of places to nest and proliferate.
This situation, which could even lead to structural damage can become a task beyond the ability and resources of people trying to help. This could be the time to call in professional assistance. Avery Associates are experts in hoarders house clearance projects.
How Professionals Tackle Clearing a Hoarded House
We’ve yet to complete clearing a hoarded house without finding something of value. Now we’re not saying what we find will cover the cost of our fees. However, we do often find items of personal memorabilia and other documents worth keeping. If the person recently passed away their last testament is especially important.
The sheer scale of the exercise can be quite daunting if the hoarder lived alone, even for several decades which can be case. In this instance, the piles of clutter can conceal broken glass and even bare live electric cables. As professionals we have seen this all before, and we have a safety procedure in place.
We are constantly mindful of the need to cut back on landfill, and help curtail global warming wherever we can. No matter whether the clutter is piled several feet high, we sort it into different categories so these can go directly to recycling. Finally, we round the job off using environmentally correct cleaning materials.
Probate House Clearance and Deceased Effects
Perhaps you inherited an elderly hoarder’s house, and now face the task of sorting through the chaos before moving in, or selling on. You may also have found yourself in the role of executor according their will. You are determined to see this through, but simply do not know where to start with the legalities.
Hoarders house clearance and probate valuation are a core part of Avery Associate’s stock in trade. Our managing director, Jeffrey Avery is a professional valuer of many years standing, and his core team includes a team of carefully chosen probate specialists.
Jeffrey and his team could help you assess the value of the estate for inheritance tax, and help you dispose of the household contents and personal effects responsibly, so you can get on with the day-to-day things you do well.
A probate house clearance service by trusted professionals relieves you of the emotionally-draining task, of clearing clutter of a person you loved and respected while they were alive. We have looked after countless families in their hour of need, and invite you review our client testimonials when convenient.
Do You Need Assistance with a RICS Valuation?
It’s essential an executor obtains an accurate valuation of any property, once they are done with clearing the hoarded house itself. This is a fundamental aspect of assessing the value of an estate for inheritance tax. And moreover, as executor it’s your duty to set a realistic price before agreeing to any sale.
Avery Associates have a panel of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) property valuers. In this way we are able to assist in all aspects of house clearances, and property valuations by experienced professionals complying with highest standards.
Avery Here to Help with a Full Range of Probate Services
We provide a full house clearance and property management solution, including hoarded house clearances large and small. We can also clear the outbuildings and gardens of clutter, and the accumulations of years. In fact, we could even reinstate the garden if you wished.
Avery Associates set up in business in 1978, when we began serving the City and the Greater London area. Since then, we have expanded the range of services we provide, and operate nationwide. Most of our work comes from recommendations. We remain true to our ethos of professional service throughout everything we do.
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