PROBATE VALUATIONS IN LEEK

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.

Leek 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 Leek

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.

Leek 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 Leek

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 Leek

Leek has long been known as a beautiful area in the Staffordshire Moorlands, being referenced throughout history for its unique beauty. The orgin of Leek is believed to be Anglo-Saxon, with possible Scandinavian settlement in the 10th or 11th centuries; the name is attributed to have been of Old English orgin.

By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, Leek was owned by the crown. Before this point, it’s believed that the Earl of Mercia owned Leek, with the possible construction of a Church in c. 1000. By 1093, Leek was bestowed to the Earl of Chester; at this time, Leek consisted of 12 townships.

In 1207, Leek was given the right to host weekly markets and an annual fair; in 1214, it was granted a Royal Charter; and in 1218, Henry de Audley was given manorial rights. The beneficial location of Leek, with multiple roads converging in the town, meant that Leek was a market centre. Stock farming thrived during this time, and by 1490, there was a herd of more than 200 cattle reported in the area.

The manors in Leek were given to Sir Ralph Bagnall in 1552 by the Crown, which led to the loss of Leek’s status of being a borough. By the late 17th century, the silk industry was booming in Leek, and a number of large houses were constructed from the 17th century through to the 18th century. The canal was constructed in the 18th century, and the railway was built in the mid-19th century.

Industry started to expand in Leek going into the 19th century and the landscape of the town changed with more terraced homes and mills. Through the 20th century, tourism was responsible for significant income in Leek, with natural attractions like rock climbing, being a hit with tourists.