House Clearance Bearsden Overview
Our House Clearance Bearsden office were called a buy-to-let landlord who had purchased his first two-bedroom flat for rental the previous year in the Bearsden area. Things had gone well at first but then his tenant stopped paying the rent before disappearing altogether. The situation presented something of a mystery, since the tenant had left behind a considerable amount of furniture and personal effects. The law around whether a landlord can dispose of a tenant’s possessions via house clearance is quite complex, but the landlord had taken legal advice. His solicitor had told him that since he’d made every effort to trace the tenant and enough time had lapsed, he could now dispose of the items, provided they had no value.
House Clearance Requirements
The landlord had rented the flat on an unfurnished basis and he wanted everything cleared out with the exception of the cooker, fridge and washing machine which belonged to him. His solicitor had advised him that he could only dispose of the house clearance furnishings and personal possessions if they were of no appreciable value. We were happy to provide written confirmation that this was the case. We have considerable expertise in valuing items, so we were able to do this with confidence.
Disposal of Furniture, Junk & Contents
Although the items in the flat had a negligible resale value, some of the furniture, which was mostly from IKEA, was still quite serviceable. With the landlord’s agreement, these items were donated to a local charity in the Bearsden area that helped people on low incomes to furnish their homes. There was a considerable amount of paper waste in the flat in the shape of old newspapers and magazines, and this was all recycled. There was also some old clothing which we donated to a charity in the Bearsden area that sends secondhand clothing to Africa.
After we’d cleared the flat, we then gave it a deep clean so that it would be ready for re-letting. The whole job took us about six hours.
When the client came to inspect the property, he was extremely pleased to see it completely clean and ready to rent again. He emailed our Bearsden house clearance staff to say, “Thank you so much for your hard work – your excellent service has helped to restore my faith in human nature after the bad experience I had with my tenant!”