Case Study Of A House Clearance In Angus
In this case we were contacted by a home owner who instructed us to clear a four-bedroom terraced house on a residential street near Angus city centre. The client wanted us to clear everything including the fitted carpets and curtains. The property was then to remain empty for a period as the client had a contract to work in Spain. We advised the client that it would be best to leave the curtains in place if the property was to be left empty. A lack of curtains can be a sure sign to a prospective squatter that a house is unoccupied.
Some of the furniture was to go to storage, while other items were to be disposed of.
Angus House Clearance Report
We arrived at the property at 7 o’clock and met the client onsite. He told us that he’d already removed his family’s possessions that were to go to Spain so we should go ahead and completely clear everything else from the property.
We started work on the upper floors, removing all the furniture from the bedrooms, including beds, chairs and a large wardrobe. We then went to work downstairs on the two receptions and the kitchen, boxing up smaller items and loading larger items straight into the van. The client had marked the items for storage and we delivered them to the secure unit he had rented in Angus.
Once the house was cleared of furniture and effects we set to work stripping out the fitted carpets. This can be quite a time-consuming task, but out trained staff know what they’re doing and we soon finished the job. The client took our advice about the curtains and so we left then in place.
Angus House Contents Disposal
We donated most of the furniture for disposal to a women’s refuge based in Middlesbrough, with only a small amount going to our own recycling centre. A very small amount of the contents went to landfill which meant we met our goal of only sending a maximum of 10 percent of any clearance to waste.
Angus Customer Feedback
Once we’d finished the job on the day the client looked the property over and was very impressed at how neat and tidy we’d left the house. He was also grateful for our tip about squatters!