Inheritance Tax & Probate Valuations

Valuing the contents of an entire home and a lifetime’s accumulation can be a complex procedure. Drummond Read are fully aware of the diversity of the situations encountered, whether this is valuing fine art, antiques or jewellery in private houses, solicitor’s offices, banks or storage companies or general contents in a single room in a nursing home.

Working both independently or with your preferred auction room, they can undertake the probate valuation, particularly highlighting individual high value items. Additionally we can:

  • Identify items bequeathed, as well as items of a personal nature such as family photographs
  • Provide detailed inventories for storage, relevant insurance cover and other purposes
  • Arrange shipment of bequests
  • Identify items within the estate of value
  • Resolve issues between the parties
  • Recommend auction rooms or work closely with auction rooms of client’s choice
  • Can nominate appropriate Auction rooms for sale purposes of specialist items
  • Advise on the sale and/or disposal of lower value items
  • Arrange clearance of property, garden and outbuildings
  • Deal with hoarders estates

Drummond Read can provide experienced independent and well-informed advice in order to maximise returns. The service also includes advice on lower value items, their subsequent sale and/or the environmentally appropriate disposal.

Competitive terms are in place throughout the United Kingdom and for specialist auctions overseas.