There can be times when you unexpectedly and urgently find yourself requiring a professional valuation service for antiques. Each year, many people face the combined traumas of coping with the death of a loved one, and then having to act as executor of the estate. You can easily end up in a distressing situation of this type, needing to find someone who specialises in antiques valuations.
Malcolm Green Valuations will be able to help you under these circumstances. It can be quite complicated knowing how to proceed, but we are able to offer professional, sympathetic advice to guide you, in terms of whether or not you should make a declaration for inheritance tax purposes. We are approved to carry out antiques valuations, operating in compliance with HMRC rules.
When valuing items for probate or inheritance tax purposes, we will seek out the lowest selling price of the item in question. Furthermore, as part of our antiques valuations, we will supply you with a hyperlink to a photographic database which you can share, so that others can see the value of an object very easily, at the click of a mouse.
Planning ahead with antiques valuations
Difficulties may also arise when an elderly friend or relative has to give up their home and go into residential care. How do you know if there is anything of value amongst their furniture, paintings or ornaments for example, if you are asked to dispose of the contents of their home?
The only way to address this problem – and also to head off any potential family disputes in future – will be to get a professional valuation of the items carried out. As experts in this field, with some 35 years of experience, Malcolm Green Valuations will be able to assist, and provide you with dependable antiques valuations which can be trusted.
We are willing to value anything from single items to whole estates, in the UK or abroad, and our fees for this work are very competitive. Our valuation services can also be helpful for tax planning purposes as well.
It is worth pointing out that the valuation service we offer is completely unbiased. We do not deal in antiques ourselves, nor are we affiliated to any one auction house or dealer. We can present you with a range of options, advising you as to where you are most likely to receive the best prices for the items in question, if you wish to sell them in due course, as well as carrying out any necessary restoration work beforehand.