The most common reason we are called is for a house clearance after a death
Property clearance after bereavement is difficult for everyone involved, particularly family and loved ones. During this sad time, there are professionals available to provide a compassionate and efficient service. We work with clients across the Lancashire area, including Chorley and surrounding areas, plus all parts of Greater Manchester.
At the sunset of a life, Lancashire House Clearance are often asked to pack away the items that make up someone’s life for the final time. Even after many years in the business, we still feel for the families, as the items contain precious memories of the person who has passed away.
Safe Trader Scheme Members for Post-Bereavement Home Clearance
As members of Lancashire County Council’s Safe Trader Scheme, you can be sure that we are not an irresponsible company. Every bereavement house clearance is done with care, dignity and respect.
Fully Licensed and Insured
Our company holds full public liability insurance and a waste carriers license. We recycle as much as possible and take zero to landfill.
Do you need house clearance after a death?
Lancashire House Clearance are a trusted reliable company, with no up-front payment required. There is no obligation to be present during the clearance, as we understand that some families may find the bereavement clearance process easier if they don’t have to be there.
Many customers find it difficult to physically see their relatives home being turned back into just a house. For this reason, our teamwork with the greatest sensitivity and care towards everyone involved.
It is difficult for some to see the contents of a home being removed. Many of our customers prefer to stay away until the job is done.
Remote customers from America, New Zealand and Australia have just arranged for us to collect keys and send pictures of the completed job.
What Is a Bereaved House Clearance?
Bereavement house clearance is the process of clearing out the belongings of a loved one who has died. It can be a difficult and emotional process, but it is important to remember that you don’t need to do it alone.
There are many companies that specialize in bereavement house clearance, and they can help you to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
When choosing a house clearance company, it is important to find one that is reputable and experienced.
The company you choose should be able to provide you with a free quote and should be able to work around your schedule. They should also be able to provide you with a detailed plan of what they will be doing and how they will be disposing of the belongings. Lancashire House Clearance will provide any information you require. We will even send you copies of our receipts from the materials recovery facilities we use.
The first step in the bereavement house clearance process is to gather all of the important paperwork. This includes the deceased person’s will, death certificate, and insurance information. You will need certain important documents at some point.
The next step is to sort through the belongings, looking for anything you either wish to keep or for items left to other people in the will.
Once you have sorted everything you wish to keep, call Lancashire House Clearance for a free quote. We recommend getting at least 3 quotes from bereavement house clearance specialists.
It is best to call us in before you try to get rid of stuff yourself. This is because we reduce the cost of a house clearance where there is anything with any value.
House contents clearance is physically demanding and if you have the additional emotional attachment, it can be emotionally draining too.
Pricing is based on the amount of stuff to clear. This would usually mean that more stuff means higher cost. Lancashire Bereavement House Clearance do things differently. We look at the items in the property for any value and then use this value to bring the cost down.
What does a house clearance after bereavement cost?
When customers ask, how much does a bereavement house clearance cost, it is difficult to give an accurate answer without seeing the property. This is because we need to see how much of the cost could be paid by the value in the house.
The fact is, more items can mean less cost. The majority of value in a property contents is in the volume of smaller items as opposed to furniture. With every company you choose, you need to be sure they will recycle or donate any items that can be reused, and they will properly dispose of any hazardous materials.
Charity house clearance is another option if you are doing it for the right reason.
After Death House Clearance Tips
Here are some tips for choosing a bereavement house clearance company:
Search online for companies with a local connection, whether you live in Chorley or Greater Manchester. It keeps the cost down if a company is near. Some national companies pretend they are local but they usually have huge overheads and charge a lot more. We only serve a 35 mile radius of our HQ in Chorley, Lancashire.
- Get multiple quotes from different companies.
- Ask about the company’s experience and reputation in bereavement house clearances.
- Make sure the company is licensed and insured.
- Get everything in writing, including the price quote and the company’s plan of action.
- Be sure to ask about the company’s policies on donating and disposing of belongings.
If you are facing the difficult task of clearing out the belongings of a loved one who has died, there are many resources available to help you. With the right help, you can make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
For a compassionate bereavement clearance service, call Lancashire House Clearance today on 07833 448272
Clearing a rented property after a bereavement.
Council House Clearance after death can be more traumatic. We use the term council house to cover social landlords too. They either want the property cleared in s short space of time or want you to continue paying the rent. This adds pressure and stress to you.
Lancashire House Clearance specialise in short notice work. We don’t have long lead times and can always manage to fit you in. This is because we are a small local company operating in a small area.
Who is responsible for house clearance after death? We mean legally responsible. You must make sure that you have the relevant permissions to clear a property. We may need to see your authority though, this is not usually the case.