Valuation of Antiques for Probate and Insurance Purposes

We can offer help and valuation advice and guidance for individuals with antiques or fine art collections to make sure their articles are properly insured for the correct and proper value, and of course very special help for executors who are not quite sure how to proceed regarding a house or property contents valuation for probate or inheritance tax purposes.

We can help you by informing you the best way to proceed and we will willingly provide advice for you how to obtain and how to undertake the best contents valuation when winding up an estate.

If your solicitor is not sure how to proceed with the valuation please ask them to contact the Law Society practical advice service.

One very important tip is not to sell any of the items from the estate until  the contents are valued and the probate is settled otherwise it could be thought by HMRC that one is trying to hide certain items. 

We can also advise you after the probate valuation is undertaken where if you wish to get the best price for the items within the estate as we are completely unbiased with our valuation processes as we are not affiliated to any one auction house or dealer therefore we can advise you where to acquire the best price for your items.

We are fully approved To  HMRC standards  and therefore we can help guide you along to avoid the pitfalls of tax a office investigation, to act as an expert witness, to help you by informing you of the correct way to proceed .

Our services are often asked for by auction houses, solicitors, and insurance companies  we are capable of valuing across the whole antique spectrum to value single antique pieces of a particularly valuable nature or to undertake the valuation of whole estates.

When we are valuing for probate or inheritance tax we will prove the value of the item as low as possible with a photographic hyperlink to a database, to prove its value and when we are valuing for insurance replacement we will do the same to prove the highest price in terms of replacement.

For insurance replacement purposes we can advise you how to maintain and secure your antique items in the case of a claim, we can of course advise you how to proceed in the best way possible.

Malcolm Green has been restoring and valuing antiques for 40 years in his own restoration and valuation business of Green and Cockburn Antique restoration.