PROBATE VALUATIONS IN CONGLETON

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.

Congleton 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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Our Probate Service For Congleton

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
I agree to the privacy policy *
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.

Congleton 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 Congleton

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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The History of Congleton

Congleton was first used as an area for settlement in the Neolithic times (est. between 10,200 BC and 4500 to 2000 BC). Historical discoveries in the area have indicated that the site was occupied in both the Bronze Age (2500 to 800 BC) and the Iron Age (800 BC to AD 43). Unlike some of Cheshire, the Romans are not known to have many links with Congleton, but there are ties to the Vikings, who are known to have destroyed Davenport; eventually leading to Congleton becoming a market town in the local area.

The name of the town is believed to have originated from the Old Norse word ‘kang’ and the Old English word ‘tun’, meaning ‘bend’ and ‘settlement’ respectively. In the Domesday Book of 1086, the town was referred to as Cogeltone: Bigot de Loges. Around this time, the Earl of Chester owned Congleton, after being bestowed Cheshire by William the Conquer.

During the 13th century, the de Lacy family owned Congleton, with notable developments during this period including the construction of the castle in 1208 and Congleton obtaining market town status in 1272. Much of the town, including the mill, were later destroyed in 1451, when the River Dane flooded. After this, large parts of the town were built on higher ground.  

In the early 17th century, the town became a well-known and notorious destination for sports like cockfighting and bear-baiting. The story of the town purchasing a bear from the sale of a bible is still well-known today. The 17th century also saw the addition of new infrastructure, with the construction of a mill and the White Lion public house.

The construction of the mill saw Congleton become a major producer of textiles through to the 20th century, with some industries surviving until the late 21st century. In 1980, just before the end of the woven label production, the first Town Council in Congleton was elected.