13 July 2021
Student Accommodation Clearance – Landlords
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As the end of term approaches, students will be preparing to leave their flat shares and student housing and head back home for the summer. This often leaves landlords with the unenviable task of having to clear their rental property of any furniture, electrical items or white goods that are no longer fit for purpose. And if one particular property is in need of some extra attention or if you have multiple properties to clear, it can soon become a job for the specialists… and that’s where we come in.
Clearabee’s student accommodation waste clearances can attend any property of any size, either on a designated day to suit you or, in some instances, on the same day as your order (especially if you order before 1pm). We’ll also do all of the heavy lifting for you and remove items from anywhere inside the property as long as it is safe to do so.
Follow this link if you want to jump straight ahead and book your student accommodation rubbish collection or contact Clearabee and we’ll give you a buzz back. Otherwise, let’s have a look at how we can help…
End of Tenancy Waste Clearances
Whichever Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) Scheme you use; be it The Custodial Scheme, The Insurance Scheme or TDS, students will be eager to get their deposit back at the end of the tenancy. However, even if they satisfy the criteria set out and leave the property without willful damage or the need for any essential cleaning, you may still need to replace furniture, mattresses and electrical equipment which have simply worn out through reasonable use.
If you’re having to replace (and therefore firstly remove) old mattresses, furniture such as wardrobes and sofas, white goods like fridge freezers or tech items such as TV’s and DVD players, you won’t be able to simply hire a skip to dispose of these items due to the prohibited mixing of waste streams.
Mattresses and sofas tend to get the most wear and tear in any furnished student tenancy and people are often not keen to sleep on a used mattresses wherever possible, which means that mattresses are one of the most commonly collected items. We don’t need to tell you that, like sofas, mattresses are big, bulky and difficult to recycle which means they’re not always accepted at Household Waste Recycling Centres, which can leave you with a predicament.
Electrical Equipment Disposal
Similarly, electrical equipment cannot be sent to landfill and has to be recycled. This means that if you provide a TV and or DVD player to your tenants that is no longer fit for purpose, you’ll either need a separate collection or a rubbish removal company who can collect and separate items individually by hand.
White goods such as fridges and freezers also often break down, especially in shared student accommodation where they are heavily used. These items always require a reputable rubbish removal company to ensure they don’t become an eyesore on the driveway or, worse still, end up illegally fly-tipped.
On the other end of the scale, common deductions that are made from tenants’ deposits are due to any of the following:
Physical damage to the property
Fire safety equipment used inappropriately/not replaced
Missing essential items such as keys
Not having sufficiently cleaned the property
Fire safety equipment, such as foam or powder fire extinguishers can be dropped off at your local HWRC, as can water and C02 extinguishers but if you’re looking for a more convenient solution, then Clearabee can responsibly remove these for you. You’ll just need to get in touch with us so we can provide a bespoke solution for dealing with hazardous waste.
You could quite easily end up with broken wardrobes, kitchen chairs and shelving which, again, can’t be thrown away with your domestic waste so, unless you hire a van and area able to take it up to the tip, you’re likely going to be needing a rubbish removal company such as Clearabee.
Who knows what else you could end up having to clear out of a student flat as a result of it not being cleaned properly. From clothes to food waste to folders and lecture notes, miscellaneous waste can quickly fill the property’s wheelie bin or leave the bin overflowing and hoping that the bin collectors are feeling charitable enough to take an extra bag.
Student accommodation clearances with Clearabee
As mentioned above, we can quickly and conveniently carry out all of the above removals with our ‘Man and Van’ waste clearance service. You can either call us with a description of the items you want removing, or you can simply pay the £59.99 call out fee and we can assess the waste once we’re onsite and provide you with a quite accordingly. Alternatively, you can use our unique waste calculator tool which will give you an idea of price before you go ahead and book.
If your property has front or back yard or garden, then Clearabee can help you to clear that too. From broken down sheds to worn out garden furniture, we can attend and clear the front or back yard of your property without you even having to be there. We’ll send an SMS to let you know when our operatives are on their way and you’ll receive a tracking list so you can keep up to date with our progress.
If you’re likely to need our waste clearance services on a regular basis, or have more than one property to tend to, you’ll no doubt also benefit from our BeeLoyal customer loyalty scheme which offers a discounted price for regular orders.
Book your student accommodation waste clearance before 1pm today and we’ll no doubt have you sorted out tomorrow.
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All prices featured in this article are correct at the time of publishing.