Probate Contents Valuations

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Probate Valuations

Professional probate contents valuation service

Cullens can provide probate valuation services across parts of London and Surrey to solicitors, executors, administrators, and individuals dealing with an estate. The trusted, local choice of house contents valuation for probate.

Our probate team are experienced in dealing with probate valuations in difficult circumstances surrounding the passing away of a loved one, friend or family member. All contents and chattels within an estate are subject to the probate process, of which any and all outstanding debts and inheritance tax are paid through the sale of contents within the estate. Cullens can support you through this process by providing a full probate contents valuation service.

Did you know? Cullens are recommended, vetted and monitored by Checkatrade, where previous customers have rated our service as excellent with an average rating of 9.9 out of 10.

Get a free online quote for a probate valuation, or call us on 0800 033 7930 to speak to a member of our team.

Probate Valuation Prices

Cullens provide clear upfront pricing with no hidden costs for our probate contents valuation services in London. Fees depend on the size of the estate and the time taken in researching items of value on the estate.

  • 1 Bedroom
    1 bedroom property including up to a 1 hour visit, desk research included, and includes an electronic probate contents valuation report.
    £195 +VAT
  • 2 Bedrooms
    2 bedroom property including up to a 1 hour visit, desk research included, and includes an electronic probate contents valuation report.
    £250 +VAT
  • 3 Bedrooms
    3 bedroom property including up to a 1.5 hour visit, desk research included, and includes an electronic probate contents valuation report.
    £295 +VAT
  • 4+ Bedrooms
    4+ bedroom property including up to a 2 hour visit, desk research included, and includes an electronic probate contents valuation report.
    £320 +VAT
  • Hardcopy Paper Report
    Hardcopy paper probate contents valuation report delivered by 1st class post (price per copy).
    £10 +VAT
  • Additional Visit Hours
    Each additional visit hour is charged at a rate of £95+VAT.
    £95 +VAT
  • Express Service
    Express probate valuation within 3 working days. Standard probate valuation takes up to 15 working days.
    £45 +VAT
  • High Value Estates
    For properties that have single items with a market value known to be over £5,000 GBP per item please advise as this would affect cost as we would instruct a RICS valuer.

Probate Valuations Guide

We have provided a short step by step guide to help you understand the process of sourcing a Probate Contents Valuation in Probate Valuations.

  • 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 report available for our team before the visit
  • During the visit, we will work to identify the true market value of 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 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

View our free Probate Guide which has an indepth look at what probate is and thorough walkthrough for those new to the process.

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Probate Explained

Executors and solicitors acting on behalf of a deceased estate are required to commission an independent ‘probate valuation’ of art, antiques and other personal effects in order to assess Inheritance Tax liability with HM Revenue & Customs. Cullens have experience in this and regularly carry out probate contents valuations of chattels in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984. We can deal directly with the executors to arrange a probate valuation of the deceased’s estate. As part of the probate contents valuation for an Inheritance Tax Assessment, we will list art, antiques, jewellery and general house contents. All work is compiled by an experienced dealer with more than 5 years experience. All valuations are HMRC compliant and our probate contents valuations are prepared professionally and discreetly by our in-house team.

Once the valuation has been carried out, the executors may decide to sell some items from the estate. At Cullens, we have a wealth of knowledge and understanding about the market value of items.

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.

Probate Valuation Reports

Our probate content valuation reports cover the following aspects:

  • Household Contents Valuation
  • Antiques and Fine Art
  • Jewellery, Collectables and Bullion
  • Classic Car Valuation (for vintage and classic cars)

Our probate team provide, as standard, an electronic version of the probate contents valuation report. If you require a hardcopy paper version of the report, there is an additional charge.

How to book a probate valuation

Guide to booking our probate valuation service in London

To make booking our London probate contents valuation services as simple as possible here’s our step-by-step guide.

From start to finish: you select the service you require, such as our probate contents valuation in London service; check that we offer that service in your area; you can use our free online quote tool to get an accurate price; and when you are happy to proceed you can book in our service.

What happens next is we arrange for our expert valuer to attend the property, introduce themselves, and start detailing items in the estate of value.

When the onsite visit is complete our expert valuer returns to do desk research on the estate contents.

On completion of both the onsite visit and desk research an electronic probate contents valuation report is emailed to you.

Many clients also require the estate to be cleared so the property can be put up for sale. At this point we can also provide a Probate House Clearance.



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Our expert valuer completes desk research and sends probate report

Your Questions Answered

We understand the probate process is done in an emotional and upsetting stage in someone’s life due to a bereavement. To make the process as simple and as stress-free we have created a list of the most frequently asked questions around probate valuations in London. If you have any further questions about probate valuations, probate contents valuations or probate chattel valuations, please get in touch by email at [email protected] or by phone on 0800 033 7930.

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What customers say...

Independent reviews from Checkatrade

We're proud of the service that we provide and we hope that all of our customers are too. That's why we are independently rated on Checkatrade. All of our previous customers can independently review us on Checkatrade, of which previous customers have rated our services excellent at 9.9 out of 10.

9.9 out of 10
Based on 500+ reviews
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    House and rubbish clearance

    I cannot recommend Cullens enough. The team were really lovely and courteous and cleared everything very quickly and efficiently, handling breakables ... Guildford, Verified Review
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    Brilliant service! Cullens Clearances were amazing from start to finish. Super fast replies and quote. Staff have been amazing and removal team... Carshalton, Verified Review

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    This is the second time I have used this company. The gentlemen that came to my flat were friendly, courteous and respectful to me and did the work... London, Verified Review
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