Getting a valuation couldn’t be easier and we are happy to provide free auction valuations. We host free auction valuation days at our saleroom in Maidenhead every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 5pm (just call in) and at our Hampstead office every Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 5pm, or at other times by appointment. Or you can email us photographs of your items and any details to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible. We’re also happy to make house visits at a time to suit you, so please do give us a call on 01628 944100 or 0207 4319445 to arrange. We also host regular valuation days at other venues around the county and further afield, so please see our News page for more details on these.
Maidenhead saleroom|The Auction House | 9 Kings Grove Estate | Maidenhead | SL6 4DP | 01628 944 100
Hampstead office|12 Heath Street | London | NW3 6TE |0207 431 9445
It can be a difficult and distressing time when arranging the deceased estate of a loved one. A full written probate valuation of the chattels is a legal necessity and we can make this step a lot easier and help ease the burden, with respect and dignity.
We will spend as much time as required at the house and produce a full inventory of all the items within, from furniture to jewellery and everything in between. The values are based on a realistic market price.
This is important as it is the figure used to calculate any inheritance tax liability. A quick and efficient service is important and we can usually attend the property within a few days, no matter the location.
Once probate has been granted, we will be able to sell all saleable items for you and dispose of any unsaleable ones. Using our own in-house van and local, reliable carriers, we can collect single items or clear whole properties from small flats to mansions, leaving them clean and swept out, ready to go on the market if required.
We charge a flat fee of £200+VAT for most small to medium sized properties. This covers attending the property, time spent compiling the valuation, typing and printing. However this fee may be partially waived if items are being sold through us. You will receive printed hard and digital copies to give to your solicitor and HMRC when filing for Probate. We also backup your valuations securely online should you require copies in the future.
A property loss can be a devastating experience even when fully insured, and with an itemised inventory you will be better prepared in the event of a claim. They are also a great way to keep track of your collection of art and antiques. We provide detailed descriptions of each item together with high resolution photographs. We charge fixed rates, agreed in advance for insurance valuations ranging from £50 + VAT for a single item to £600 + VAT for a full day at the property. You will receive printed hard and digital copies to give to your insurer. We also backup your valuations securely online should you require copies in the future.
Divorce, Family Division & Contested Wills
We can also prepare valuations for divorce, family division and contested wills, enabling disputes to be settled based on realistic market values.