A FREE verbal valuation service is offered to all, and generally home visits to inspect treasures are also not charged for. Jim Railton spends most of his time ‘on the road’ visiting clients, looking at whole house clearance to individual single items. From Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, we have clients who are vendors, and quite often families who have bought historically then become vendors when their circumstances change.
We also carry out formal written valuations. These can be for individual items, or complete house inventories, or sometimes for personal collections.
The most common formal valuations are Probate Valuations, acting on behalf of solicitors or executors of deceased estates. These are carried out professionally, sympathetically and swiftly with a certificate that can be submitted to the Capital Taxes Office to enable Probate to be granted.
Insurance Valuations are also frequently carried out, providing clients with inventories of their house contents. This valuation is a useful document to ensure that all is covered by your home insurance, and a fully illustrated, detailed report can be compiled.
We also carry out valuations for loss adjusters when items are damaged, and can often recommend restorers in the specific fields required. For example in the recent floods we supervised the restoration of many houses, liaising with insurance companies and supervising the work of furniture restorers, picture cleaners, ceramic and glass conservators, packers, etc.
Our rates for these valuations vary according to the time involved, the size of the property, etc, and are highly competitive. Please contact us for further information on these valuation services.