HOUSE CLEARANCE+PROBATE VALUATIONS
WHAT IS A HOUSE CLEARANCE?
A house clearance is where a deceased property,rental property,or just a property that somebodys moving out of is cleared of its contents and rubbish.
DO YOU CLEAR GARAGES,SHEDS OR LOFTS?
Yes we do.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
Basicly you dont need to do anything,we do it all.We clear all the furniture,empty all the cupboards of crockery/clothes/odds etc.We clear everything other than the curtains and carpets and when were finished the house will be completly empty,clean and tidy and ready to be sold or whatever else your going to do with it.
DO YOU CHARGE TO COME AND GIVE US AN ESTIMATE?
Firstly we make no charge to give a quote for a clearance.Secondly we do not give estimates,the price we give is the price you pay,there are no surprises or extras!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Each clearance is an individual entity,no two are the same.A clearance could take 3/4 hours or 2/3 days depending on the size of the property and the amount to clear.
DO YOU DO PROBATE VALUATIONS?
Yes we do a lot of probate valuations,mainly due to the fact that we charge a set fee with no other hidden charges.We do probate valuations for variouse legal firms and members of the public.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
We charge £85.00 for written probate valuations
We charge £50 or 1.5% for written insurance valuations wichever is greater.We no longer accept payment from the estate of the deceased,payment must be made in full on the day of valuation by cash or cheque.We will give a receipt wich can be used to claim against the estate if apropriate.
IVE BEEN TOLD THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT LICENCE TO CLEAR RUBBISH OR HOUSES,IS THIS TRUE?
Due to EEC recycling regulations you do need to have a licence from the D.O.E to carry rubbish.
DO YOU HAVE ONE?
Yes we do,this can be checked by going to the D.O.E website where you can check any company who claims to be licenced.
IVE BEEN TOLD YOU CAN BE FINED FOR USING AN UNLICENCED CLEARANCE COMPANY,IS THIS TRUE?
To some extent it is.If you use a company out of the paper and they fly tip your rubbish,you are liable.You need to use a licenced company who will give you a waste transfer note.This basicly means that the responsibility for recycling your waste is transfered to the clearance company who in turn transfer their responsibility to a waste transfer station when they tip it.
WILL YOU WORK FOR ANYBODY OR JUST OTHER COMPANYS?
We work for solicitors,estate agents,members of the public and a property development company.
WHO HAVE YOU WORKED FOR?
Companies weve worked for include Bonningtons Auctioneers/Haarts/Hetheringtons/Abbots/Bairstow eves/Douglas allen/Churchill/Jenkins/Millers/Lawlors/Coldham Sheild+Mace/Wiseman Lee/Epping Forest Council/Capita Fiduciary Group/Edward oliver+Bellis to name but a few.
MY HOUSE IS FULL OF ANTIQUES WILL WE STILL HAVE TO PAY YOU TO CLEAR IT?
We charge by working out what the job will cost to do,then work out what there is in the house thats saleable.If your house is full of antiques then we will be paying you.
WE HAVE MAINLY MODERN FURNITURE WILL YOU BUY IT?
The answer to that is probably no,modern furniture has little resale value as its so cheap to buy new.There are always exeptions to this.
WEVE PHONED ANOTHER COMPANY WHO CLAIM THEY CAN GIVE US A QUOTE OVER THE PHONE,WHY CANT YOU?
This isnt actualy true,they give you a quote based on what you tell them.The problem with that is the price you pay will always be more than the quote because unless you physicly see what needs to be cleared its an imposibillity to give an acurate price.
THEY WORK OUT THE PRICE BY SPLITTING THE VAN INTO SECTIONS AND PRICEING ACCORDINGLY,WHY DONT YOU?
The companies your talking about such as junktoclear and abacus work in a totaly different way to us.We price the job,they price how many van loads wich isnt efficient.Basicly when they fill their van they dont smash up the furniture or compact the load so you are in effect paying for empty space.When we load a van we smash everthing down so the load is compacted and we have to do the least amount of van loads.ie what they do in 3 vans we will do in 1.
I LOOKED AT ANOTHER COMPANIES WEBSITE AND THEY STATE THAT AFTER THEIR VAN+TRAILER IS FULL YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR A SKIP AND LOAD IT YOURSELF,HOW DO YOU WORK?
Ive actualy seen that myself,what their basicly saying is that once theyve filled their van they will order you a skip wich you have to pay and load yourself.Seems to me that it defeats the object of paying somebody to clear your house if you have to do half of it yourself.
If you use us and we fill our van up,we unload it and come back and fill it up again until the jobs finished!
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE RUBBISH?
Basicly we take it to a waste transfer station or more commonly called a comercial tip.
CANT YOU USE THE LOCAL COUNCIL TIP THAT EVERYBODY USES
No,its ilegal for a comercial company to use a council tip.
DOES IT GET RECYCLED?
The honest answer to that is yes.We recycle all the clothes and metal,the tip recycles metal/glass/some wood and paper.So in effect on an average van load probably as much as 2/3rds gets recycled.
WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT,A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT HOUSE CLEARANCE INVOLVES.IF YOUVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US ANYTIME ON 02085022691
WHATS PROPERTY MAINTANANCE?
Basicly we look after an empty property,usualy for a solicitors and do any maintanance work required.This could be clearing a garden and then maintaining it on a monthly basis.It could be building work such as shown in the pics.
WHAT DO YOU CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?
The charge depends on work done.
DO YOU CHARGE TO GIVE US A QUOTE?
We dont charge to give a quote for any type of job we do.