Valuations for current market values are free if you email simple photographs to

Just one photograph per item and perhaps 10 would be a reasonably maximum.  They do need to be in focus!

Where you wish to have a property cleared then we will visit you for free to discuss values and our terms.  There are provisos to this and having interviewed you over the ‘phone first of all we might decline to visit if we consider it uneconomic.

Ring us on 01895 621991   Or email

Bainbridges specialise in PROBATE VALUATIONS.

These are necessary when dealing with a deceased estate.

The Capital Taxes Office require that, along with the rest of a deceased’s assets, the contents of their properties are valued as at the time of death.

To comply with S. 160 of The Inheritance Tax Act 1984 all specific bequests mentioned in the will, or in a codicil to the will, need to be valued individually, whatever their worth, and individual items or a collection of items valued at or above £500 need to be listed separately. The Capital Taxes Office like jewellery to be valued separately. Items of lower value might be grouped as a statement. However, antiques will be kept separate from general effects. Motor cars need to be valued separately also.

The valuation is set at open market prices as at the time of death.

Bainbridges have consultant specialists to cover most subjects and we travel anywhere including Europe whilst most of our work takes place in Greater London and Middlesex.


Valuations for  INSURANCE and FAMILY DIVISION should be directed to our consultant valuer, Luan Grocholski.  Please phone him direct on 0207 226 8806