Probate valuations are the speciality of Bainbridges

We undertake a high number of probate valuations each year, mainly in the greater London area and Middlesex but also Europe.

With the aid of our consultants we can value at all levels and cover all specialities.

Valuations are carried out in accordance with the current requirements of the Inland Revenue and the Capital Taxes Office, and are as at the time of death.

The fee is £95 + VAT per hour for each specialist to include travel, the visit, any research and the report.  The minimum fee is £195 + VAT and for small local jobs this is frequently the amount billed.

We value ALL ITEMS – from the humble to the important, including historic items, such as a diamond riviere necklace and earrings we valued for London solicitors on behalf of a landed estate that also included the Coronation crown of King John.

As specialists in probate we might also be asked to arrange the delivery of items bequeathed in the will. This can involve any size of item to any country in the world.  Our service continues, to include full clearance of the property either into our auction room, to charity or to the dump.  We auction all subjects and do particularly well with paintings, silver, jewellery,ceramics, alcohol- particularly single malt whisky, fine wines and champagne (including single bottles) and vintage fashion and accessories including good fur coats.

To book an appointment ring 01895 621991   Or   email


Our consultant valuers cover all subjects.

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