In a recent probate valuation of house contents in Basildon, Essex our probate valuers report details a fine long case clock.
Long Case Clock Valued For Probate
Avery Associates are regularly carry out probate valuation in Essex, and it was during the probate valuation of chattels at a Basildon property that the 18th century long case clock was viewed. We have also carried out probate valuation in Aldermaston, Aldworth, Ashampstead, Beech Hill and Beedon, but it was during the probate vauation of house contents in Basildon that the grandfather clock was found.
About Long Case Clocks
In 1656 a Dutchman named Christian Huygens was the first person to use a pendulum, as a driving device, in clocks.This was the birth of the Grandfather clock or, to use the correct terminology, Long Case clock. The first Long Case Clocks were produced in Britain, after the London clock maker Ahasuerus Fromenteel sent his son to Holland to learn about the use of a pendulum.
Other General Items Valued For Probate Purposes
Apart from the long case clock there were no other chattels in the property that exceeded £500 individually. Other items included furniture and collectables, a caravan in the driveway and a disused ride on mower in the garden shed. Our total valuation came in at £1350 but as the estate was not subject to inheritance tax no iht was payable. A good percentage of estates do not reach the iht threshold and it is our job to make sure the valuation of chattels is correct and that the estate does not go over the threshold of £325,000 by the submission of a inacurate valuation.
Our RICS probate valuation will ensure that the chattels are not under or overvalued.
To reduce risk and avoid the possibilities of Inheritance Tax Investigation call Avery Associates for an accurate and professional RICS probate valuation in Essex – Call 0800 567 7769