Valuation Types

We are happy to discuss your valuation requirement before undertaking your commission.

All valuations are quoted and charged on a per item basis.

Insurance Replacement

Our most frequent request is for the important documentation for you and your insurance provider | This is required for the purpose of providing the correct amount of cover and an updated current value for your treasured items | We provide a comprehensive report which is fully detailed and includes pictures and additional features to aid you in the unfortunate case of a loss or claim |

Open Market | Private Sale

Valuations may be required for the disposal or sale of items | Advice can be given if this is a service you need | A document can be produced for you so that you have accurate up-to-date information about your item(s) which can be used as a guide when looking to sell an item to a friend, family member or willing buyer |

Probate Valuation for inheritance purposes

You may of been instructed by a Solicitor to have items valued when somebody unfortunately passes away | Our Probate Valuations will comply with the Inheritance Taxes Act 1984, Section 160 | Executors and solicitors acting on behalf of a deceased estate are often required to commission an independent ‘probate valuation’ of antiques | jewellery and other personal effects in order to assess Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) |

Division of Assets | Family Division | Divorce

This type of valuation is to do with the division of assets | This may be as part of a prenuptial agreement or at the stressful time of a separation | A report can be completed to outline the correct valuation for this purpose |

Post-Loss Assessment Reports

A post-loss report is not a valuation | It is a hypothetical assessed value based on information gathered from approperiate sources | The item(s) in question are no longer available due to a loss and a document can be put together using dialogue and any remaining evidence from the client | The document is a fair and realistic assessment/estimate and is not a guarentee to supply or settlement | The insurer will check and consider many other factors before being in a position to offer a settlement |