Life can be really cruel. Sometimes you have to bear a huge grief of losing someone very dear to you. And if this wasn’t enough, there are still lots of responsibilities to fulfil even after their death. They obviously left some worldly things and properties behind. And since they are no more, it’s your responsibility to manage their property properly.
Systematically Managing the Deceased’s Estate!
We understand this is a tough time for you and your family. And you have to manage a lot of things apart from your own grief. But if you follow the below listed steps, then the entire procedure will be easier for you and everything will be managed systematically.
1. Plan and start early
It is useless to waste time when you can deal with clearing the deceased’s property rapidly. Delaying the matter will only leave a larger load for you to tackle and deal with later. After a few days of the funeral, start to plan everything about clearing the property and work accordingly.
2. Separate and sort the important documents first
From the property papers to the rent contract, will and several other certificates, you shall find all the important documents in the deceased’s place — ensure to sort them first. These documents will be of utmost use when you are dealing with the will and the sale of the property or giving away the rented property back to the owner.
3. Call the family relatives to select and takeaway the items they want
If you share the will with your family members or relatives, it is imperative to call them while sorting the furniture and belongings of the deceased. Let them select what they require from the property and even you can do the same and take this away from the house as early as you can.
4. Now sort the remaining items
Now when you have taken your selected items, you are left with three kinds of goods in the house. One will be what you intend to donate for charity, the other what you want to dispose of and the third that you need to auction. Separate everything systematically to find ease in carrying out these actions.
5. Get some help from the deceased estate clearance services
There are a lot of companies handling deceased estates for you. Calling them will not only sort out the matters easily and rapidly for you, but they will also clean the entire property so that you can sell it or rent it or keep it for yourself.
6. Now auction, rent or occupy
So, you are just left with the estate or the property that is in your hands. Now, you can gather the people interested in buying the place and hold an auction. Or you can simply call your property manager to rent it out to good tenants. Or if you love the place and want to keep a memory of your loved ones with you, you can always decorate it as per your choice and occupy it.
We know the loss of your loved one is irreplaceable. But with the responsibility taken off from your shoulders nicely, you are doing a great deed – after all you are respecting their wishes.