Valuation for Sale
Using our extensive experience and specialist knowledge we can provide valuations for items you intend to sell at auction. Verbal pre-sale estimates are provided free of charge.
For larger quantities we can arrange for a valuer to call at your home, for which there is also no charge for this service and no obligation to sell.
It's now even easier to get your antiques and collectables valued by our specialists. Simply send us a few details, including photos of your item and one of our specialists will be in touch. Request your valuation >
Valuation for Probate
The professional advisor to the estate (usually a solicitor) will recommend obtaining a valuation for probate. This will be in the form of a written report of chattels over an agreed minimum value, together with a lump sum total for the remaining contents. In most cases the probate valuation will itemise anything above a value of £100, and a lump sum for the remainder, rather than a full inventory of the contents. These figures will be sufficient for completing probate forms for submission to HMRC.
Often with larger estates it is advisable to obtain a full inventory of contents, which can eliminate third party claims that items are missing. The executors should protect themselves from spurious claims by obtaining a proper inventory.
Probate valuations are charged at an hourly rate of £100+VAT with a minimum charge of £100. The majority of these valuations are completed in less than an hour.