Getting a relative’s home cleared is never easy especially if it is following the passing of a loved one. Depending on the situation, there will always be at least a small amount of stress or pain involved which is to be expected when dealing with a personal issue such as a death in the family or a family member being a hoarder and so on. However, there are a few ways to make the whole process a little bit easier. In this article we will explain how.
Hire A Reputable Company
Foremost is to make sure the company you are going to hire is a fully licensed, reputable house clearance company – link – https://www.fasthouseclearance.com/. There are tell-tale signs such as if a company is registered with the environment agency holding a waste carriers licence you know they are most likely legit. Another is if they are members of AFTA – The Anti-Fly Tipping Association and other well known environment agencies.
Hiring a legitimate company will save not only a tonne of stress but could potentially stop you from being prosecuted (which will add even more stress) because a ‘dodgy’ house clearance company will most likely fly tip your waste which will come back to you. So always make sure that you check to see if the company you are hiring is fully registered and legit.
Another way to be sure is by what price a company quotes you. If you are given a really cheap quote that sounds too good to be true then they are most likely not a legit company. See this guide to why a house clearance costs what it does when done properly and legally – How Much Does A House Clearance Cost?
Make Sure To Provide A List
If you have been through the property in search of valuable or sentimental values and there are still some things missing then be sure to provide the house clearance guys a list of what you want them to find. If the stuff on the list is definitely in the property, and you are using a reputable company then no doubt they will find your items as they’re clearing and keep them to one side.
On The Day Of The Clearance
Make it as easy as possible for the guys to park right outside the house (if possible) so that they can get it cleared quicker for you and get out your hair. Next is just try and relax and be confident in the fact that you have hired a professional reputable company who will be there to help you.
You Don’t Need To Be There If You Don’t Want
Maybe it’s too much to see your loved one’s home being emptied, or maybe you have to work, not to worry – there are many companies who will clear your property without you even being there. Just be sure to mention it when arranging the house clearance, so they know where to pick the keys up from. And be sure that you get photographs of the clearance when they are finished BEFORE you pay to make sure that you are satisfied.
Whether it’s your own home being cleared or a relatives we hope these tips will help you find a decent company who will help you with your situation and hopefully make things a little bit easier.