When you think of compulsive hoarding, you often picture images of junk piled high to the roof and filthy conditions, and this is often the case when the occupant of the building suffers from compulsive hoarding.
As a London house clearance company we see that people hoard a very broad range of different items, as was recently revealed after an extraordinary discovery was made in Poland.
Polish police recently discovered a hoard of art worth millions in the shed of a retired bricklayer. It is always surprising when such finds are made, and no one expected him to have such priceless treasures stored away in his shed. But now the case is on to find out how he got hold of the artworks.
There were a total of 300 paintings in the collection, one of which is on the Polish register for looted art after disappearing during World War II from a museum in Katowice. Another of the paintings dates back to the 16th century.
The paintings were found in a dirty, dusty building in the garden of his home near Szczecin in the north-west of the country, along with lots of other junk.
The mystery is not set to be solved anytime soon because the former bricklayer is 92 and has suffered from a number of strokes which means he is unable to communicate. But he has still been placed under formal investigation.
This is an interesting case worthy of any crime novel, but the real cases of hoarding are far less glamorous.
Priceless paintings are often replaced by old newspapers and bills gathering dust, and even animals in some cases. Pests, dust, dangerous items, chemicals and junk are commonly found, and UK hoarding cases typically have all of these and more.
We provide house clearances for compulsive hoarding properties and homes around the country. We can deal with properties of any size and in any condition, and our professional team will clear the property quickly. Never try to clear a property affected by hoarding it can be too dangerous, so instead, get the experts in to do the job for you – call Jeffrey Avery & Associates for free confidential advice on 0800 567 7769