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House clearance after a bad tenant

by BML Waste Management

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Being a landlord has its challenges, and one of the most difficult can be when tenants fail to properly care for the property. When they move out, you may be left with a house full of unwanted items and requires significant cleaning and repair. In these cases, it may be possible to use the tenant's deposit to cover the costs; however, this may still be of little comfort when you're left with a huge job on your hands. Tenants, who may be in arrears with rent payments, can often vacate quickly and in the process leave behind items of little or no value. This is why it is essential for any property that has been vacated to be cleared and tidied as quickly as possible so a new tenancy can begin.

So what are your options for house clearance?

1. You can clean up after the tenant yourself

If you don't have any funds left from the tenant or are reluctant to fork out for a house clearance company, then you will need to do the job yourself. This requires a lot of time and effort on your part. The first task is to de-clutter the home of all unwanted items. Gather some boxes and label them: store, recycle and bin and start the long task of clearing what has been left behind. Once this is done, start thinking about how best to dispose of these items. There maybe items that are too good for landfill that you may want to donate or give away. You will then need to dispose of the rest either by hiring skips, which can be costly or trips to your local household waste recycling centre for which you will need transport and it can be very time consuming. Depending on what is left behind you may also need help lifting larger items as well.

2. Use a professional house clearance company

When it comes to house clearance, you might not be keen on doing the job yourself. If so, there are professional companies that can take care of this for you. A professional clearance company will have experienced staff who can take control of the process and make it as stress free as possible. And as they will usually have several employees involved in the house clearance project, it is likely to be completed in a shorter amount of time. They will be able to dispose of all unwanted items in the most appropriate way, whether that is donating to charity, recycling or landfill. Lastly, these companies will have liability insurance which covers any damages to your possessions and property during the process.

What are the benefits of using a house clearance company?

They are trained and experienced

Safety should always be your top priority when it comes to house clearance. Unless you have the necessary knowledge and experience, attempting this kind of task on your own can be extremely dangerous. For maximum safety and efficiency, it is best to hire a professional house clearance service with expertise in this field. Professional companies will be insured and trained to handle all types of waste, which is a major safety concern when doing DIY house clearances. When selecting a company to hire, it is essential to make sure that they are reputable and provide detailed paperwork outlining their insurance, risk assessments and method statements as well as testimonials from previous clients. With the help of an experienced professional house clearance service, you can rest assured that your property will be cleared safely and effectively.

House clearance is hard work!

If you don't have the time to complete this task yourself, hiring an experienced house clearance company may be the best choice. Their services will save you time and energy as they quickly remove all unwanted items with minimal disruption. They'll do all the hard work for you, including the heavy lifting - so that you can get back to normality without having to worry about the mess left behind. Choosing a house clearance company is the most convenient and stress-free option!

Correct disposal of waste

Professional house clearance services are dedicated to being environmentally conscious, reusing and donating items where feasible and ensuring that the disposal of remaining waste is done in a safe way, recycling as much as possible. Sorting through all rubbish during house clearance is a vital part of their work and they take great pride in making sure everything is handled responsibly.

To conclude

Having to clear out a property after a bad tenant can be an overwhelming task that requires patience, persistence, and care. It’s important to take your time and make sure that the job is done thoroughly and properly. Before clearing out the property, it is essential to document any damage or destruction of items due to the tenant's actions. Documenting damage will help you to determine what needs to be replaced or repaired and can provide evidence for when filing a claim against the tenant for damages. Once any damages have been documented, it’s time to start clearing out the property. A professional house clearance company can save you time and money by handling this task quickly and efficiently. Allowing you to get your property back on the rental market as soon as possible, ready for the next tenant to move in.

Looking for a landlord house clearance service in London?

For years, our team has been providing partial and full house clearance services with a comprehensive approach. We will donate items that are still salvageable while recycling those that no longer fit the criteria. Be it furniture or any kind of ‘junk’, we can effectively get rid of whatever you need gone. Rest assured that our services are insured, registered and carried out with efficiency.

On top of that, we offer competitive rates for our waste clearance services. Our pricing is transparent and there will be no hidden costs or surprises when the task is completed - you can count on us. Compared to hiring and filling skips, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how affordable our fees are. To help us give you a more accurate estimate, photos of the property sent via email or WhatsApp will come in handy. Contact us today to learn more!
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