Bereavement House Clearance.
Clearing the property of a deceased 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 of the essence and the property has to be handed back to landlords etc.
Rent and councit tax may still be payable on the property so its best to sort it sooner rather than later.
Feel free to call us for some advice, we are always happy to help where we can. Call Lancashire House Clearance Ltd on 01257 261334 or Text us on 07833 448272
So where do you begin?
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 and 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.
There is a chance some named beneficiaries have passed away or cannot be contacted. You should seek advice in this case as we are not qualified to give legal advice.
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.
Often this is done to dispose of stuff for free rather than to support a particular charity! Charity shops will “Cherry Pick” the best of the stuff and still leave you to dispose of everything else.
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 initially, 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 cash value from the maximum cost.
Example:- The Maximum Cost is £750.00 and The Value We Give to 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 WOULD PAY YOU £250.00.
Using the example above, if you wanted to support a charity you could choose which one and not be tied to just those who can collect items from the property.
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 come and buy items from any house clearance. We buy Jewellery, Appliances, Furniture, Gadgets, TV`s and more.
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.