London 2012, London Olympics, Olympic Park ........... probably what now people around the world know Stratford for. But of course it was a town in it's own right for many many years prior to the 2012 Games. Stratford provides a home for over a quarter of a million people all able to enjoy the splendor that the 2012 Games has bought to this Essex London border town after the billion pound investment.
Development over the past years in Stratford has gone stratospheric with so many new homes being built and the subsequent attraction of businesses to service Stratford's newly acquired residents. There really cannot be an easier route into the city for commuters with doorstep services to include the Docklands Light Railway, trains, underground and buses.
So moving forward onto us here at Chapel and Chapel and how we can help you in Stratford with all of your house clearance needs. We are are rather diverse company having many areas of expertise all focused around asset realisation that will assist to find value in your house clearance contents to aid bringing down costs.
We use a very simple formula to calculate the costs of our House Clearances.
Value of the Contents minus Transportation and waste disposal costs.
This of course means that in many cases the house clearance could be free or we could be paying you rather than the more traditional approach adopted by many of our competitors.
Examples of some house clearance costings to give a clearer idea of what you might expect from us are shown here.
House Clearance Case Study 1
Our client has a 3 bedroom house in Stratford to clear.
The property has a garage and 2 sheds in the rear garden
The garden is 100 feet long and the sheds are quite full and with no rear access logistics are not ideal
The client is moving abroad and as such their furniture and effects are modern and up to date so they have a good resale value
There is very little large waste to clear from the property, just small items that fit nicely into 10 bin bags.
For this House clearance we paid the client £650.00
House Clearance Case Study 2
Our client has a first floor flat in Stratford to clear
The property is soon to be resold as a result of a family bereavement and will need the carpets and curtains removing too as well as the household contents.
The flat is in a purpose built block with good access but no lift.
The contents are mainly from the 1970's with only a scattering of modern effects such as kitchen appliances.
There is little of resale value in the property however there are 2 key pieces that are worth money which will make a considerable offset to the cost of the house clearance.
For this House Clearance we charged the client £425 plus VAT
House Clearance Case Study 3
Our client has a 2 bedroom terraced house in Stratford to clear
The property has relatively modern furniture and effects
The property has no garage or shed but the loft is rather full.
There are a lot of good electrical items at the property, computer, hifi, TV's etc
This House Clearance was FREE
As well as being perfectly adept at performing the house clearance if you need any Probate advice in Stratford we have a full understanding of the complete Probate process. We are able to provide a probate valuation to enable you to complete the HM Revenue and Customs Inheritance Tax forms. This is essentially a contents valuation based upon a fully costed inventory taking into account logistical and waste costs, in fact the exact same formula that we use for our House Clearance quotations. If you would like to read a little more about Probate Valuations and the services that we provide then please click 'Probate Valuations' on the main menu. Many people confuse the term Probate Valuation with House Clearance Quotation. Although they are essentially the same we are able to provide a FREE HOUSE CLEARANCE QUOTATION IN STRATFORD whereas a valuation for probate purposes has other elements that do attract a fee.
Do you have any Antiques or collectibles at the House Clearance?
Our Auction Rooms have operated in Essex for many years. We have our own Public Auction Rooms and operate regular auction sales for HM Revenue & Customs and Essex Police. Many of our House Clearance items appear in our Auctions so please take a look at our Auction Page to get a better idea of the kind of things that we Auction. Stratford has a steep history itself however it's close proximity to the City has attractyed many people over decades who have fled the hustle and bustle of Central London Life to move out into suburbs such as Stratford. With them of course has come their furniture and effects, many themselves inherited through generations of family. This broad spectrum of antique furniture and effects that we are finding in House Clearances in Stratford bears testament to this. We are able to ascertain which key pieces would be better suited to place into Auction should that be a service that might be of interest to you.
When performing House Clearances for solicitors and executors it is more commonplace to place the cointents to public auction sale. This is largely due to there being a fully auditable trail as we provide a detailed inventory of each item that was removed from the house clearance and put to sale and how much it realised. Stratford has as far as I am aware no other house clearance company that offers this in house service.
Chapel and Chapel have a vast experience in retailing, in fact much of our stocks are sourced directly from house clearance purchases. We have over 6000sq ft showrooms in Essex, a full e-commerce online store as well as making good use of internet sales tools such as eBay and Gumtree. We operate a Buyback scheme which essentially has polished our knowledge of household electricals and electronics. We have an excellent understanding of all electrical and electronic products found throughout the home so if your house clearance has these products present then you can be assured that we will be able to cost in their values within the quotation.
Not every house clearance however has anything in the property that is of value. We are often called to a Stratford home to just clear waste and rubbish. This is typical of the scenarios here.
We work with Stratford landlords who have had tenants abscond, leaving waste furniture and effects at the home. These properties are often in apartment blocks and where gaining access to site skips is either too costly of just inconvenient. Chapel and Chapel can execute a waste clearance or rubbish clearance no matter how difficult the task in hand.
Some of our house clearance customers are just downsizing homes and have an abundance of older furniture and effects that they no longer require in their new homes. Our rubbish clearance service suits this purpose perfectly well and we can clear rubbish from your home if you are downsizing.
Have you bought an old house that is full and you have plans to renovate. If the coontents need to be cleared and they are deemed as just rubbish then although a skip is good for the builders waste it is certainly not a cost effective means of carrying out a house clearance. A sofa suite and a wardrobe will pretty much fill up even the largest ship whereas we can accommodate 3 or 4 times as much as this in our clearance vehicles.
Garage and Shed clearance
Most Stratford houses have either a shed or garage or indeed both. Sheds tend to be at the far bottom end of a garden making them probably inaccessible to skips so it is good old fashioned labour that wins in this clearance scenario. We are able to clear anything from garages and sheds so if it's old tools, wood, metal or even a car! we can help
We can clear the loft no matter how many years of hoarding it harbours. Stratford homes date back centuries and as such some of the styles of home have lofts as big as a small apartment so you can imagine what we have to encounter
So if you need a house clearance in Stratford, London or anywhere in Essex or London then just call or email us now. Our advice is free and we are happy to offload our wealth of knowledge in the clearance and asset realisation sector on you.
Chapel & Chapel, 499-503 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9LG - Tel 01702 343734