What do we do?
Cullens of Surrey can provide a full independent Probate Contents Valuation and supply a Probate Report required for Inheritance Tax liability for HMRC.
Cullens can provide the following supplementary services:
Offset the cost of items from the estate against a probate contents clearance
Purchase items from the estate
Deliver items from the estate to a specialist auction or dealer on your behalf
If you require any supplementary services please let us know at any time before, during or after the probate contents valuation service
What are Contents Probate Valuations?
After a loved one, friend, or family member has passed away you may be in line for inheritance left in a will or by law.
One of the legal requirement of the inheritance process is to commission an independent probate valuation of the contents of an estate - such as art, antiques, and other personal effects - by executors and solicitors acting on behalf of a deceased estate. This is required to assess the inheritance tax liability with HMRC.
Probate Contents Valuation Pricing
Hardcopy Paper Report
Additional Visit Hours
Properties that have chattels known to be over the market value of £5000.00 plus (single items) please advise as this would affect the cost as we would instruct a RICS valuer.
The Probate Contents Valuations Process
Contact us by phone, email or using the online contact form
Talk to our probate team about the details of the estate
Our team will provide a price for your probate valuation
Schedule a visit from our probate team
Please make all valuables and items to be included in the report available for our team before the visit
During the visit, we will work to identify the true market value of the chattel of the estate and take photographic/written evidence for desk research
After the visit, our probate team will compile the probate contents valuation report (electronic version is included in the original price while hardcopy paper versions will incur an additional charge)
Our probate team can send the probate contents valuation report to the solicitors or executors dealing with the estate
Our probate contents valuation reports are HMRC compliant and structured for form IHT407