- On July 27, 2016
It’s a subject that none of us likes to think about, but one in three people in Manchester die every year without leaving a will. That means someone has to deal with all their affairs, apply for a Grant of Representation (commonly known as probate) and sort out what happens to all those personal possessions that were their personal memories. If the person having to do this is a family member, the stress can make the grief of loss worse. So, if you find yourself in this position and you’re struggling to find a clear route through the problem, think about the value of self-storage as part of the process of sorting things out.
Probate can be lengthy where there is no will. That is a particular problem if a property is rented. Depending on the contract agreement, landlords may allow a little time for a home to be cleared, but it won’t be anything like the length of time needed for the legal process to be completed. Even if the property was owned, an empty house is vulnerable to burglaries, and you may well want to get the house decorated, ready for sale as soon as probate is granted. FLEXiSPACE provides the ideal solution.
Packing materials can be purchased directly, so you don’t need to worry about shopping around for boxes. Everything can be packed and then safely stored, so you don’t need to worry about security, either. In fact, with CCTV cameras, a secure compound and coded access to your storage unit, you can rest assured that your loved one’s goods are safer than they would be in your own home. You can come and go as often as you wish when you start disposing of the goods, and contracts are flexible, so you can extend your agreement if probate becomes complicated. Units vary in size, so there’s sure to be one to meet your needs, and you can even change the size of your unit if you need to.
Often when someone dies, we find ourselves dealing with a host of practical matters when we are at our least resilient. So if you need to store furniture or personal possessions, even if only for a short time, following a death, use FLEXiSPACE to help relieve the stress.