Probate, Estate & Insurance Valuations 

We are fine art and antiques auctioneers and valuers specialising in Inheritance Tax and Insurance valuations, covering London and the South East.

Our valuers are able to visit you at your home to undertake valuations on single objects or on the entire estates.

All of our valuation work strictly complies with industry standards and is fully insured. 

Probate Valuations

Whether you are applying for Probate privately or using a solicitor, it is a time consuming affair and often fraught with difficulties. Our aim upon instruction is to visit clients or property as quickly as possible and deliver the final estate valuation report with the utmost priority.  

 

As a matter of course, we itemise all marketable articles rather than give blanket values for entire contents.  

All of our probate valuations are strictly comply with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.  

Where necessary, the final bound document can be illustrated with full colour photographs enabling quick identification of articles and multiple copies made for executors and beneficiaries at no extra charge.  Upon request we can make any of our valuation work available as an electronic database.  As part of our professional estate work, we can also arrange the full or part clearance of unsaleable items from estates.  We use accredited and trustworthy contractors that will leave a property in a clean and marketable condition.

 Insurance Valuations

Over time, the value of Antiques and Fine Art fluctuates considerably.  When it comes to insuring your items, it is paramount that their current value be be recognised to make certain that they are properly covered in the event of damage or loss.  

Whatever the size of your collection, we offer a confidential insurance valuation service that will not only satisfy our client's needs, but also the requirements that are frequently stipulated by insurers.

Our insurance valuations are concise and easy to read, with detailed property descriptions alongside their itemised values in category and location order.  The bound document will include the provenance of items, a summary page, certificate of valuation, and full colour photographic representation of every article.  In addition, all of our valuation work can be made available as an electronic database.   

Charges

We offer two service levels for our Probates:

Standard Service - £200 +VAT
Fasttrack Service (48hours) - £350 +VAT

(Please note you can claim a full rebate of these fees if you consign your items to London Auctions with a value more than £5,000)

Insurance Valuations - £200 +VAT for initial visit plus £50 +VAT per additional hour

For more information, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our valuations manager:  rupert@londonauctions.co


EVENTS CALENDAR

Antiques, Interiors and Collectables

Mon, 28th May 2018 at 3:00pm

Our weekly auction of Antiques, Interiors and Collectables of all ranges and values. Please view our catalogue available on our website the Friday prior to the auction day and remember to come and view over the week before and also on Saturday/Sunday 10am to 3pm

Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver auction

Mon, 4th June 2018 at 11:00am

 Presenting our quarterly Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver auction. This quarter expect some amazing antique and modern jewellery, some very rare Rolex's and also some exquisite silver items for sale. There is something for everyone in this auction and we do hope you join us to see the great items the weekend prior to the auction.

Chiswick Timeline

Tue, 5th June 2018 at 6:30pm

London Auctions is proud to announce that we are hosting the launch of the revised edition of The Chiswick Timeline Book - A History in Art and Maps. Abundance London presents Chiswick in Ceramic by Svetlana Kuznetsova with Katheen Tuffy and Tanya, and Chiswick Without Borders by Ekta Kaul with the embroidererd of Chiswick. Please RSVP for 05/06/2018 06 - 10/06/2018 open view. 

Jazz Night

Wed, 6th June 2018 at 8:00pm

Noted jazz vocalist Helen Theophanous and the Geoff Castle Trio present the music of the great composer and arranger Burt Bacharach. Tickets: £16 Book online through Chiswick Calendar

Wine and Spirits auction

Mon, 9th July 2018

 We are now accepting consignments for the Wine and Spirit auction in July. Expect some great Red's and some fantastic whiskey, and even cigars to match! We also aim to hold a charity element to the auction with a guest celebrity auctioneer - watch this space. Stephen Large who is our Wine and Spirits Specialist would be more than happy to walk you through the amazing items coming up for auction. Please email him on stephen@londonauctions.co.

Luxury Good and Handbags auction

Mon, 9th July 2018

 We are now accepting consignments for this auction. We have some amazing items ranging from Prada to Mulberry to Gucci en route to London Auctions as we speak! Watch this space as we also introduce another guest celebrity auctioneer with a Handbag Specialism (hint hint).

TBC- Classic Car auction

Sat, 1st September 2018

 We are happy to announce our first Classic Car auction. Dates and Venue are TBC - but will not be held at our auction room - but somewhere very local with roughly 80 Classic Cars. Please email phillip@londonautions.co if you have a Classic car that you may want to sell or buy!

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