At Stroud Auctions we are aware that handling a deceased estate can mean a great deal of work, worry and stress. With this in mind, we offer a complete ‘end to end’ service which gives the executors and solicitors peace of mind and greatly reduces the admin involved, all at very reasonable cost.
The service begins with a visit from one of our auctioneers to carry out a probate valuation (if required- please ask us if you are unsure) or to identify any items of value. Next we can organise collection of these items for delivery to our saleroom, followed by a full clearance of the property, leaving it empty clean and ready for sale.
A probate valuation will typically include the following items:
· Paintings and Pictures
· Silver and Jewellery
· Ceramics and Glass
· Books, Stamps and Ephemera
· Medals and Militaria
· Guns and weapons
· Garden and Household Effects
· Motor Vehicles
How do I organise a probate valuation?
Simply call Stroud Auctions on 01453 873800 and we will be happy to make an appointment for the auctioneer to visit.
The items are listed room by room. Items of value are listed individually, the figures shown indicate what we would expect the items to realise at auction. All items suitable for inclusion in one of our sales are marked with an asterisk. The completed valuation will be bound in a folder and sent within a few days to a week of the auctioneer’s visit.
The completed probate valuation is sent to the solicitors and/or executors as instructed.
HMRC requires that the valuation is carried out on a willing seller/willing buyer basis, so the auctioneer uses his knowledge of current prices realised at auction to complete the valuation.
We charge a basic fee of £30 then an hourly charge of £50 per hour spent at the property or on research afterwards. The vast majority of probate valuations are completed in under 2 hours, so the cost is kept to a minimum. We do not charge for the probate valuation if sufficient goods from the estate are consigned for sale with us.
Stroud Auctions can arrange the collection and sale of all contents which are of sufficient value. We also offer a full house clearance service, please call 01453 873800 or email us for more details