There will come a time when you look at your home and finally see that it has become too cluttered for comfort. Dealing with all of the stuff that is currently cluttering your home is essential for the environment inside and for providing that clear and open space you desperately need. Before you hire a clearance company, it is wise to take a good look around the items you are going to discard. After you are done with storing, it is time to call the professionals.
One of the most important parts of hiring a good house clearance company is to keep in mind that you are responsible for the waste and rubbish on the property. This in turn means you will be paying for someone to remove it, but at the end of the day you are still legally responsible for it and to make sure it is properly and legally disposed of.
There are many reasons why businesses and people could end up fly tipping, mostly because they want to avoid the costs of having to dispose of the items. The reasons for this may vary, but you should be aware that individuals can use the dumps for free, while on the other hand businesses will need to pay money due to obvious reasons. Companies will often possess a lot more trash and that will have a much larger impact on the environment. That being said the items coming through a company will still need to be paid for, even if they are coming from the house of an individual, so keep that in mind. The prices for getting rid of your waste may vary as well, but they could be fairly expensive and will charge on weight. That being said, the following tips will give you more information you can rely upon to make it easier for you to handle the clearance process:
- Dealing with a lazy clearance company
While this will not happen all too often, sometimes businesses will get greedy and will try to save money in the process of doing their jobs. Some clearance companies may end up fly tipping, mostly when they are pressed for time and they want to get things done quickly. But you will need to keep in mind that fly tipping is a pretty serious offense when it comes to local government, as there have been cases where people have lost their jobs over doing it. When it comes to using a clearance company, you will need to do a fair amount of research on the market to find out more about their business practices and how they handle it all. Online reviews are nice, but in reality you will need to do a good bit more if you want to be 100% sure of the clearance company you're using and their bulletproof business practices. Make sure you check multiple companies and stick to the one clearance company with the best track record out there and you will have no issues at all.
The local government will usually make it easier for people to report any fly tipping. The worst thing that could happen is that said items can be traced back to you due to personal information still stuck on them and this means you will often face a pretty stiff fine, varying from country to country. As it stands this is most likely the last thing you want to deal with, so you should do your best to stay on the good side of the law, as you could face a huge fine combined with an even less pleasant prison sentence in some countries, though the chance of you going to jail if a company fly tipped without you knowing is pretty low. In the event that your items end up fly tipped, then the local government will not really care what company you used, since the items will be tracked to your door and it will be your own responsibility to take care of them at the end of the day and not that of the company.
Contributed by House Clearance Ltd