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Clearing the Home of a Loved One Who Has Passed Away

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When a loved one passes away, the contents of their home needs to be cleared before the property can be put up for sale. The will should be checked to see if any specific items have been bequeathed as part of that will, and these items can then be distributed accordingly. But you're still going to be left with a number of items that you need to get rid of. The best way to do this depends on the nature of the items themselves.

High Value

If you know or suspect that some of the items in the home have some financial value, you might wish to have them professionally valued with a view to selling them to an auction house. You must decide if this is worthwhile since you can be charged a fee for the valuation, regardless of whether the items are accepted or not. If they're accepted and sold, these funds become proceeds from the overall estate, and so should be divided amongst the beneficiaries of the will, or as outlined in the will.

Some Value

When you're certain that nothing in your loved one's home is of much financial value, you'll probably just want to be rid of the lot, all at once. If there's anything that has sentimental value, you or other family members or friends might want to claim the item to take home. Make sure all involved parties are in agreement if someone wants to take a particular item. As for the rest, contact a company that provides deceased estates clearance. Everything is taken off your hands, and you will be paid an upfront amount. Again, this amount should be divided amongst the beneficiaries of the will.

Minimal Value

A company that pays a fee for the contents of a deceased estate generally will place the items up for sale. This means that there is no guarantee that they will take possession of the contents of a home if they're of minimal resale value. It can also be that they're only interested in a limited number of the items inside the home. When you're still left with a number of possessions inside the home, you should consider just donating these to charity. Yes, you won't receive any funds from this, but donation (where the charity collects the items) can be the quickest way to clear a home when it needs to be put on the market for sale. 

Clearing the home of a loved one who has passed away isn't going to be an easy task, but if you do it correctly, the property will be quickly cleared in a way that can add value to your loved one's estate.


15 September 2020