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Probates & Estates

Offering efficient, professional and confidential services to executors of deceased estates.

Solicitors and Executors are usually required to commission an independent open market probate valuation for the chattels belonging to a deceased estate.

We undertake such valuations in accordance and compliant with HMRC Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.

Our wealth of experience in this field, enables us to provide a 'one stop shop' to smoothly handle, from start to finish, probate instructions for what can be a difficult process for an Executor to deal with.

Our probate service incorporates:

The initial on-site visit and compilation of an open market probate valuation.

The arrangement of carriage and clearance should it be required.

The sale of these items at either our London Islington auction house in our general weekly sale or at our Head Office and premier saleroom Jaggards House for one of our specialist auctions, whichever is the most suitable.

Every probate valuation is conducted by one of our Senior Valuers with the chattels consigned and curated for sale. They also closely oversee the collection and clearance processes through our Criterion Carriage and Clearances company.

An Executor can be assured that their affairs will be comprehensively and considerately dealt in a professional, caring and respectful manner, ensuring every aspect is handled smoothly and in the best interest of the Estate.

We offer very competitive fees which start at £360 inc VAT for the visit and basic report (for an average family house). A basic report identifies individual items with a value in-excess of £1,500 and a total valuation of all commercially saleable items.  A more comprehensive report of all individual items with a commercially saleable value can be carried out for which a quotation can be made prior to the valuation being conducted. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

To discuss your requirements in more detail please contact us on 0207 3595707 or email us: probate@criterionauctioneers.com