PROBATE VALUATIONS IN STAFFORD

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.

Stafford 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 Stafford

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.

Stafford 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 Stafford

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 Stafford

The orgin of Stafford is believed to have been in around 700 AD, when Bertelin, a prince of Mercia, set up a small dwelling in the area. The first settlement is thought to have been on the peninsula on the River Snow, which provided a suitable crossing, despite the area being prone to flooding. The name of the town translates to ‘ford by a staithe’, which means landing place.

By 913, Stafford had already established itself as a key centre for grain delivery, and this was capitalised on by the military leader and Lady of Mercia, Æthelflæd. She constructed a fortified burh on the land which developed Stafford as an industrial town, producing pottery in the Roman style. Many burhs were constructed by Æthelflæd at this time to protect the north and west from Vikings and unify England from its division into multiple kingdoms.

Stafford was a key military base under Æthelflæd and was responsible for the production of weaponry and coins, as well as the trades in food and pottery. In 1069 and 1071, 151 years after the death of Æthelflæd, Stafford faced multiple battles and rebellions eventually leading to the distribution of the Stafford lands between supporters of William the Conqueror.

In 1090, Stafford castle was constructed under Norman rule, which has been re-built three times since. Further changes to the town landscape occurred at the end of the 12th century, and the town was redeveloped, receiving market status in the early 13th century. After years as a thriving trade town, Stafford required further redevelopment in the mid-16th century, after the town suffered greatly from the plague.

Industry in Stafford was boosted once again in the mid-19th century upon the construction of the railway. Today, many historical landmarks are still standing, including St Chad’s Church, which was constructed in the 12th century and Sandon Hall, constructed in the 19th century.