Case study for a house clearance in the East Ayrshire area
East Ayrshire House Clearance Overview
A client called us one asked us to clear a house that had belonged to her aunt, who had sadly passed away. The aunt had been unmarried and childless but had left the house and a small sum of money to the client and her two brothers. The property was a ground-floor three-bedroom flat in a small 1950s block on a suburban street in the East Ayrshire area. The house was fully furnished, and there were also some personal effects still in it.
East Ayrshire House Clearance Requirements
The client and her brothers had already sorted through personal papers, photographs and effects but asked us to look out for anything of importance she had missed. The client now wanted to clear the house so that they could present it for sale. She believed there was nothing of real value in the house, except perhaps from some old pieces of furniture. Could we assess their value? We told her that our experts would be happy to do that. Her aunt’s car was parked outside, although the client didn’t know if it was running. She did know that the MOT was past its renewal date by a month, although there were a couple of month’s road tax left. We were asked to dispose of the car, a 15-year-old Fiat Cinquecento, selling it if possible, or scrapping it.
East Ayrshire Disposal of Contents
Most of the furniture was in good condition but of little commercial value, so, with the client’s approval, we donated it to a local charity that provides furniture for people on low incomes in the East Ayrshire area. One piece stood out, a long, low sideboard made in teak by a Danish firm in the 1950s. These pieces have increased tremendously in value over the last few years, so we informed the client and she asked us to put it into auction. It achieved £1,250, which surprised even us, and absolutely delighted the client. The car was not running, and we advised the client that it was only really worth scrapping, which we arranged.
East Ayrshire Client Comments
After we’d finished the house clearance, the client sent us an email to thank us. We quote a section here: “Thank you so much for your hard work and for your sensitivity at a time of bereavement for us. And thank you for spotting the valuable cabinet – I had no idea it would be worth so much!”