Probate & House Clearance

Probate Valuations

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 something that can save you a great deal of money. We have a caring and sympathetic approach and aim to make this step as simple as possible.

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 low and 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 and reliable carriers, we can collect single items or clear whole properties from small flats to mansions.

We charge a flat fee of £200 to £300 + 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 provide to your solicitor and HMRC when filing for Probate. We also backup your valuations securely online should you require copies in the future.

House Clearance

With our clearance partners we are able to provide a full house clearance service from top to bottom, no matter how big or small the property. We will initially visit the property to identify all saleable items which we will collect and sell at auction, then our clearance team will remove the remaining unsaleable contents. We have an ethical and green approach to property clearance, so where appropriate, unsalable items will be recycled or given to charity to minimise the impact on the environment. We will leave the property clean and tidy ready to go on the market.

Please contact us to discuss our House Clearance & Probate services in more detail, will be happy to discuss and answer any and all questions you have no matter how long it takes. For professional and confidential advice please contact either Aubrey Dawson on 07939 133427 or Ben Haynes on 07979 538741.

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