PROBATE VALUATIONS IN CHESTER

We provide specialist probate valuations across the North West and the UK.

We provide valuations for standrad house contents through to specialist collections of antiques, fine art and collectors items.

Chester Probate Valuations

Valuations for Inheritance Tax purposes (often called probate valuations) are an important part of administering an estate.  

We provide valuations of works of art, antiques and collectables for inheritance tax purposes in accordance with the Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.

A professional probate valuation does not only help to ensure your peace of mind, but it also serves many other purposes:

  • It enables HMRC to calculate the correct amount of inheritance tax payable
  • It can identify and value items listed in the will, which is useful for executors
  • It can establish the approximate value of assets, which is helpful for equitable division

“Mark Littler provides a role that has become scarce in a polarised market: the ‘one stop shop’ for an estate’s executor or solicitor.”

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Mark Littler is here to help you every step of the way

Our Probate Service For Chester

Our probate service is comprehensive and being independent we are uniquely placed to offer advice and guidance throughout the process.

Our probate service includes:

  • A digital PDF copy of the valuation sent directly to you and any executors
  • A digital PDF copy sent to your solicitor
  • Travel to any location in the UK

Following the valuation we are also able to help with house clearances, secure storage for valuable items, arrangement for items to be sold.

What Is A Probate Valuation

Probate Valuation Costs

Our fees are £150 for the first hour, £75 per half hour thereafter and travel at £0.45/mile – all subject to VAT.

We only charge for the period of time we are at the property.

Approximate costs:

Although each estate is different, these guidelines will give you a rough idea of what can be expected.

  • Standard property, liable to inheritance tax owing to the value of the property or assets in the bank.  No individual items over £500 in value, around 5 pieces of ‘precious’ jewellery.
    1 hour
  • Standard property, liable to inheritance tax owing to the value of the property or assets in the bank.  Several items over £500 in value, around 10 pieces of ‘precious’ jewellery.
    2 hours
  • Extensive property, liable to inheritance tax owing to the value of the property, assets in the bank and a large number of high-value items in the property.  Many individual items over £500 in value, a large collection of good quality jewellery.
    3 hours+

Quick Probate Valuation Enquiry

If you would like to ask us a question about probate valuations or would like to make a booking please use this form to contact us.

You can also email your questions direct to [email protected] or call us on 01260 218718.

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Specialist Probate Valuations

We can offer expert valuations for probate in a number of specialist areas, including:

  • Whisky Cask Probate Valuations
  • Whisky Bottle Collections Probate Valuations
  • Rolex and Watch Probate Valuations
  • Classic Car Probate Valuations
  • Single owner Estates

We can help in a number of other specialist fields so please get in contact for more information.

Trusted Partners

We work with solicitors all over the North West. In particular we work closely with Beswicks Legal, Hall Smith Whittingham, SAS Daniels, Slater Heelis and Poole Alcock.

Should you require a solicitor to help you with any matter of probate click the links below to see the services offered by each practice.

Book A Probate Valuation

If you would like to ask us a question about probate valuations or would like to make a booking please use this form to contact us.

You can also email your questions direct to [email protected] or call us on 01260 218718.

Probate Contact Form
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Are You a Robot?

We provide specialist probate valuations across the North West and the UK.

We provide valuations for standrad house contents through to specialist collections of antiques, fine art and collectors items.

Chester Probate Valuations

Valuations for Inheritance Tax purposes (often called probate valuations) are an important part of administering an estate.  

We provide valuations of works of art, antiques and collectables for inheritance tax purposes in accordance with the Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984.

A professional probate valuation does not only help to ensure your peace of mind, but it also serves many other purposes:

  • It enables HMRC to calculate the correct amount of inheritance tax payable
  • It can identify and value items listed in the will, which is useful for executors
  • It can establish the approximate value of assets, which is helpful for equitable division

“Mark Littler provides a role that has become scarce in a polarised market: the ‘one stop shop’ for an estate’s executor or solicitor.”

Our Probate Service For Chester

Our probate service is comprehensive and being independent we are uniquely placed to offer advice and guidance throughout the process.

Our probate service includes:

  • A digital PDF copy of the valuation sent directly to you and any executors
  • A digital PDF copy sent to your solicitor
  • Travel to any location in the UK

Following the valuation we are also able to help with house clearances, secure storage for valuable items, arrangement for items to be sold.

What Is A Probate Valuation

Probate Valuation Costs

Our fees are £150 for the first hour, £75 per half hour thereafter and travel at £0.45/mile – all subject to VAT.

We only charge for the period of time we are at the property.

Approximate costs:

Although each estate is different, these guidelines will give you a rough idea of what can be expected.

  • Standard property, liable to inheritance tax owing to the value of the property or assets in the bank.  No individual items over £500 in value, around 5 pieces of ‘precious’ jewellery.
    1 hour
  • Standard property, liable to inheritance tax owing to the value of the property or assets in the bank.  Several items over £500 in value, around 10 pieces of ‘precious’ jewellery.
    2 hours
  • Extensive property, liable to inheritance tax owing to the value of the property, assets in the bank and a large number of high-value items in the property.  Many individual items over £500 in value, a large collection of good quality jewellery.
    3 hours+

Quick Probate Valuation Enquiry

If you would like to ask us a question about probate valuations or would like to make a booking please use this form to contact us.

You can also email your questions direct to [email protected] or call us on 01260 218718.

Probate Contact Form
I agree to the privacy policy *
Are You a Robot?

Specialist Probate Valuations

We can offer expert valuations for probate in a number of specialist areas, including:

  • Whisky Cask Probate Valuations
  • Whisky Bottle Collections Probate Valuations
  • Rolex and Watch Probate Valuations
  • Classic Car Probate Valuations
  • Single owner Estates

We can help in a number of other specialist fields so please get in contact for more information.

Trusted Partners

We work with solicitors all over the North West. In particular we work closely with Beswicks Legal, Hall Smith Whittingham, SAS Daniels, Slater Heelis and Poole Alcock.

Should you require a solicitor to help you with any matter of probate click the links below to see the services offered by each practice.

Book A Probate Valuation

If you would like to ask us a question about probate valuations or would like to make a booking please use this form to contact us.

You can also email your questions direct to [email protected] or call us on 01260 218718.

Probate Contact Form
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Are You a Robot?

The History of Chester

Chester history spans almost two thousand years, starting in AD 79 with the construction of the Roman fort ‘Deva Victrix’, possibly named from ‘Dee’, a Roman goddess, and from the name of the stationed Legion. The fortress brought the potential of trade, and was soon surrounded by civilizations, growing the population of Chester.

It’s possible that the Chester fort was designed as the capital, with the construction of key Roman monuments, like the amphitheatre, which could seat in the region of 10,000 people, and the Minerva Shrine. The Roman occupation of Chester would last almost 400 years, until 410, when the Roman occupation of Britannia ended.

Chester is then believed to have became part of the Powys kingdom, before becoming an Anglo-Saxon position in 616, after the defeat of the Welsh army. Anglo-Saxon occupation led to the cities eventual naming, starting out as ‘Legeceaster’, before becoming ‘Ceaster’, and eventually ‘Chester’. By 973, King Edgar, one of many Kings of the time, had his court in Chester.

A large part of Chester was later to be destroyed during the Norman Conquest in 1066, and a motte and bailey was constructed, later to be re-built in stone in 1245. Six Norman Earls took up charge of Chester, until the eventual death of the sixth Earl without issue.

During the Civil War, Chester played a large role, with the city being sieged in 1645, and multiple battles waged between the Cavaliers and Parliamentary forces. In wasn’t until 1646, after famine and destruction had swept through Chester, that a treaty was signed; only for the city to then fall victim to the plague.

Chester saw further disasters through the 18th and 19th centuries; the port was not as successful as Liverpool, the Chester Canal was a failure, and the Dee bridge collapsed. Through the 20th century, the city was built-up, and farmland was destroyed for residential housing. Today, the Duke of Westminster owns much of the land in Chester, and the city is home to a large number of historical buildings from the medieval period.