A QUICK GUIDE TO HELP YOU ALONG THE WAY
1. Removing possessions / furniture & contents
If the property is to be readied for lease or sale, It is likely the estates second hand furniture & contents will need to be removed from and around the property.
Understandably this process is one of the most difficult tasks to undertake.
“for the majority of people dealing with the disposal of a loved ones possessions can be a daunting task & emotionally draining,” There are often too many memories and having to revisit those memories and having to dispose of them for some people its often a job that just cant be done.
This is where the services of a professional house clearance expert like cash4goods comes in. Firstly before we undertake any work the executor generally has to distribute any items that are left to family or close friends in the will. The next step, is the executor calls cash4goods to discuss the options of the house clearance to help coordinate a plan with what to do with the rest of the items.
Options are often varied as peoples wishes are very different. They may include selling a portion to cash4goods, donating them to charity or disposing of them to places like a refuge centre. We’ve also distributed items to places like the men’s shed, Rotary clubs & children’s homes around Perth.
2. Presenting the home for sale or rent
If the deceased’s property is to be sold or rented, you’ll need to get the property presentable for prospective buyers or new tenants. In most cases the entire contents of the home will need to be removed and the back yard, patio and shed areas will also need to be cleared. From our experience it is frequent that the gardens front yard and back yard will need to be attended to as well.
3. Deceased estate management services
When dealing with a deceased estate there’s a-lot of work to do. I’ve commented before in my previous blogs that it can be daunting, emotionally draining and requiring a-lot of your time, if you think dealing with a deceased estate or house clearance is a breeze its not. The one thing that all my clients have in common when faced with dealing with a deceased estate is the realisation how mammoth the task actually is.
This is another reason cash4goods is called upon or hired in. We try and ease the pressure off families who are having to deal with the loss.
I hope this short but brief guide can be of some assistance.