Hi, I am the landlord of a two bedroom first floor flat in Bexley.
Last week the tenant living in my flat had been evicted, I now need to have the flat completely cleared and cleaned ready to let it out again.
The reason the tenant was evicted was due to him being a compulsive hoarder and creating a huge amount of mess in the flat, this caused the flat to become quite derelict with wallpaper hanging from the walls, and the carpets being ruined.
For over a year, the council and I have been receiving numerous complaints from his neighbours about the strong stench coming from his flat.
Upon visiting the flat after he was evicted, I have seen the true extent of how he has been living.
The flat is a two bedroom on the first floor, it has a kitchen, dining room, lounge, bathroom and two storage cupboards.
The stench coming from the flat was due to a build up of rotten food in the kitchen, I have already had this removed by environmental health.
Other than the kitchen giving off a horrendous stench, the rest of the flat is fairly clean apart from a thick layer of dust covering everything.
The living room is piled to knee height with layers of rubbish and magazines, underneath it all is a three-piece suite, a large glass topped coffee table, a sideboard and a television unit, amongst the rubbish is DVDs, ornaments, books etc that could be donated to charity.
In the dining room is a circular dining table and four chairs, a large sideboard, a corner unit and an occasional chair, there is a huge amount of rubbish and stacked boxes containing junk covering the floor space, there is also a cupboard that can’t be accessed due to clutter blocking it.
The kitchen is dirty, there is a thick layer of grease covering everything, there is a fridge freezer, a washing machine, a dishwasher and a tumble dryer, the cupboards are full of food and crockery.
The bath in the bathroom is filled with loose rubbish and bags full of bathroom waste.
The two bedrooms can’t be accessed due to the amount of clutter blocking the doors, I can’t give a detailed description of the bedrooms but I can imagine them both to be extremely cluttered and have the average amount of furniture inside.
The two storage cupboards are full to the brim of dirty laundry, an ironing board, vacuum cleaners, cleaning products etc.
I am looking to have the flat cleared as soon as possible and a clean carried out afterwards.
I am weary of where the rubbish will be going, so recommendations of a reputable fully licensed house clearance company who specialise in clearing hoarded houses would be much appreciated.
Thank you, David.
Hiya David, hopefully I can add further assistance.
We have a member that is fully licensed with the UK Environment Agency and also fully insured to undertake the clearance of hoarded and cluttered houses.
They cover all UK areas and list costs and prices on their website.
Check our members page here The Cluttered & Hoarded House Clearance Company
Hope this helps Andy (AFTA Staff)