House and Property Clearances
Our property clearances service is ideal if you have a flat, house, bungalow, garage, office or shop that needs to be cleared of unwanted items. As the website name suggests, we offer property and probate clearances across most of Essex.
We get asked to undertake property clearances for many reasons, but usually with similar objectives, to prepare a house or other property for sale or occupation. This involves us removing unwanted furniture and other household effects, often as a first step towards renovation.
We clear out-buildings such as garages and sheds that have been used for storage for many years but now need to be put to use.
We can deal with a property clearance after an illegal occupancy or abusive tenancy, where more often than not ‘everything must go’, or after the property and contents have been ruined by smoke damage. We can manage a property clearance discreetly and compassionately after the passing of a family member, including providing a thorough cleaning service, if required.
Many property clearances follow the passing of a family member and we can manage probate clearances. In partnership with the relevant agents or legal representatives we will attend the property to make an assessment of the work to be carried out and provide a written quote. If you or your agent cannot be present for the assessment we can collect the keys and make our assessment, providing photographic detailing if required.
It is sometimes possible to reduce the costs of a probate clearance if any of the items in the property are readily saleable, but second-hand furniture rarely commands more than nominal prices. In most cases we prefer where possible to donate to charitable causes, and in 2020 these will include British Heart Foundation, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, and Farleigh Hospice. If you have a specific charity in mind we will gladly ask them what items they accept by way of donations. Most charities will only accept items that are in good enough condition to resell in their shops. In most cases, soft furnishings and electrical goods are not accepted, for safety reasons.