Bereavement House Clearance.
Clearing the property of a relative or friend can be both physically and emotionally draining.
It certainly is not a job to do alone.
With some bereavement clearances, time is limited. The property has to be handed back to landlords etc.
Rent and council tax may still be payable on the property so its best to sort it sooner rather than later.
You don’t even need to be there , we can collect keys from agents or neighbours.
Feel free to call us for some advice, we are always happy to help where we can. Call Lancashire House Clearance on 01257 261334 or Text us on 07833 448272
So where do you begin a House Clearance
Assuming you are the executor of the deceased estate or are otherwise responsible..
Start off by sorting through paperwork and documents. Make sure you gather any relevant paperwork you need and keep it safe.
Try to have a trusted friend or relative help you with this task, it really will make it more bearable.
Next you need to adhere to what is in the will of the deceased ( if one exists).
This usually has bequests of items to friends and relatives.
As executor it is your job to try and contact the beneficiaries to arrange for them to attend the property to collect their gifts.
What Next ?
What happens next is totally up to you. Some people like to call in the charity shops to come and take what they want or even take small items to the charity shops.
Most house clearance companies will charge you by the amount of stuff you have to clear from the property and that will be the cost + VAT. They will then sell items from the clearance and effectively get paid twice for the same job !
Lancashire House Clearance offer a Fairer Solution.
Pricing is done by volume, this gives us the Maximum Cost. We then look at anything in the property that we can give a cash value to and deduct the value from the maximum cost.
Example:- The Maximum Cost is £750.00 and The Value of the contents of the property is £500.00 then you would pay just £250.00
If the value of the goods adds up to £1000.00 then we pay you £250.00.
It’s a simple formula and a fairer way of pricing jobs.
Want to dispose of the “Junk” yourself ?
You can choose to sell anything of value in the property and dispose of the rest yourself. Lancashire House Clearance will always advise you to sell items privately.
We only buy items by way of house clearance reduction in cost
It would be cheaper to hire a large van and apply for a permit to use the household waste recycling centre (HWRC).
Most local authorities will allow you to go once a month. In order to make the best use of the trip to the tip in a van, you will need to break down things like wardrobes. This will give you more space to use in the van.
Even if you have your own van, you will be limited to one trip per month at the HWRC. Skip hire is another option though this would be just as costly as using a house clearance company.
House Clearances are made much easier if you use a reputable, reliable company.
All we can ask is that you invite us to quote and compare us to other licensed operators.
We are confident you will choose us.