Our professionally qualified surveyors are specialists in providing clear accurate probate valuations of the contents of estates and all types of domestic or commercial property, after which we can provide a full house clearance service if required. We have worked and currently support over 150 law firms in the UK and with over 20 years’ experience of dealing with members of the public, and working regularly for solicitors and legal professionals, we are experts at providing all the necessary documentation that anyone acting as an executor or administrator, requires.
We are particularly careful when appraising low value house contents or chattels as we are fully aware that Inland Revenue are more likely to question what could be a lower IHT tax liability especially if carried out or submitted by anybody other than a qualified valuer and we are proud to say that to date we have a 100% record with Inland Revenue IHT department.
As a result, the valuations we provide are less likely to be questioned by the Inland Revenue, and other official organisations, which makes the task of winding up an estate as efficient as possible for solicitors and executors. Our valuations can be provided at all levels, from minimal to very high value estates.
Where necessary, we can also assist with our will finding service (a physical search) prior to a valuation and complete house clearance, thereby ensuring that this valuable document is not lost.
Valuation Of Fine Arts and Collectables
We also value fine art, paintings, stamp coin and book collections, toys, militaria, valuable antiques and furniture, classic and veteran cars for the purposes of probate, and after such appraisals, we will provide a detailed and itemised “Written Probate Valuation”, prepared in accordance with S. 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act (1984), and HM Revenue and Customs guidelines. Works of art, all of our valuations are carried out by RICS Valuers so that antiques and higher value items are always assessed accurately.
We are able to advise our clients of the best provincial and city auction houses, and arrange the transportation of antiques and art directly and on your behalf. Our approach and advice can help to maximise sale proceeds, (and client satisfaction) which, of course is in the best interest of the deceased estate and beneficiaries.
We are aware that solicitors and executors are at a high risk of challenge or being held negligent by IRS and that the circumstances where probate valuation is required are often difficult, so we do our utmost to provide highly professional support, the highest level of expertise and service with integrity, empathy and discretion.
In addition to probate valuation, and property clearance, we can provide a deep cleaning and garden clearance service, thereby providing a full and comprehensive property management service.
For any further information please call us on 0800 567 7769.