Deceased Estate & Probate Clearance Service
At this difficult time, we understand that dealing with a relative’s belongings and home can be stressful, emotional and time consuming. That’s why our Probate Clearance Service is designed to help reduce your burden.
There will be many things to consider including; other relatives, the legalities and clearing the home for sale. In this article we will guide you through the process and point you in the direction of help.
Hassle Free Deceased Estate & Probate Clearances Stafford
What is Probate
When someone dies, someone will be responsible for managing the estate which includes their home, belongings, savings and assets. If this is you, you will need to get a grant of representation. This gives you the legal right to administer the estate, sell property and disperse belongings.
The person in charge of administering the estate is called the executor.
The executor will be responsible for these three steps of dealing with an estate:
If the deceased is your spouse or civil partner and their estate is passed to you, you will not normally need to go through the probate process.
Avoid the Pitfalls
Managing the Probate Process
It’s important to know that you are probably not alone in experiencing the upset and loss of losing a loved one. There are usually other relatives and friends who are feeling a little like you, and it’s sad to say that all this emotion will likely cause disagreements over money, property and who is responsible for all of the hard work required to deal with the estate.
It happens surprisingly often even with relatives that have a good relationship. This issue is usually compounded when groups of relatives or friends try to clear a house of belongings by themselves.
It is hard work, stressful and upsetting, and it can get drawn out as each item in the home will hold memories for each person.
As the appointed executor of the will, it will help to try and remain calm, stay fair and help the other people involved get through this tough time as painlessly as possible.
We believe one of the best ways to be fair, impartial and reduce stress on the other parties is to get a local house clearance firm to take on this difficult task.
Finding a reputable House Clearance Company to deal with a loved ones belongings in a respectful and compassionate manner can be a daunting task. Read our guide on How to Choose a House Clearance Company to help you with this process.
Common Probate Timescales
How Long Does Probate Take?
Usually between four and eight weeks from application to receiving a grant of probate. After that the time it takes to complete will depend on how complicated the estate is, depending on the number of investments the person had, how long it takes to clear and sell a property.
Clearing out a home so that it can be advertised and sold on the open market can be complicated, time consuming and full of obstacles. This is where we can help to speed up the process. Please give us a no obligation call for advice and guidance and to arrange a visit to the property so that we can begin helping you through as soon as possible.
Why Choose Us
We always aim to recycle or reuse as much as we possibly can. We send furniture to charities and give away bedding and clothes to charities when possible.
Nothing Left Behind
Our Full House Clearance covers all items in your home, including your garden, shed and garage. We will also sweep up and hoover round leaving the property in a presentable state.
You can trust our team to carry out our job with the upmost respect, meaning you do not need to be on-site whilst the clearance is taking place. Sit back and relax while we do the heavy lifting.
We understand that jobs can be time sensitive and we always work within our agreed timeline. Our professional and efficient team will be in and out before you know it.
Frequently Asked Questions
House Clearance Service Areas
Crystal House Clearances are based in Stafford and we cover the whole of Staffordshire with our full range of services.
We now also cover Buxton and the surrounding areas. Click on an area to see where exactly we cover.