PROBATE VALUATIONS IN STAFFORDSHIRE

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.

Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

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.

Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire

The history of Staffordshire begins upon the fortification of Stafford under Æthelflæd, Queen of Mercia. At this time, in 913, the newly constructed burh in Staffordshire was an incredibly strategic stronghold for Mercia. It’s thought that Staffordshire emerged as a county around a decade after this time. Human occupation of areas of Staffordshire have been linked to the Anglo-Saxon period, around the 7th to 8th century, upon the discovery of Anglo-Saxon gold.

The historic landscape of Staffordshire saw the county divided into five hundreds, an administrative division. These hundreds were Seisdon, Totmonslow, Pirehill, Cuttleston, and Offlow. The southern and western based hundreds in Staffordshire where more stable than those in the north and east.

The hundreds based in the south-west were the standard size, but the other hundreds were considerably larger than the norm – although from their presence in the 1086 Domesday Book to modern times, the boundaries are largely the same. Forest and moorland would have covered a large proportion of the hundreds, more so than today.

Between the years of 1553 and 1888, Lichfield was separated from Staffordshire and given its own administrative government. It was a year after the end of Lichfield being classed as a county corporate, that the administrative county of Staffordshire was established, which covered much of the county, with the exception of Hanley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, and West Bromwich.

In the years following, numerous changes were made to the county boroughs, changing the landscape of Staffordshire further; this includes the formation of Stoke-on-Trent, which was formed from six towns in 1910. In 1974, Smethwick, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, and Walsall, became part of the West Midlands.

Today, Staffordshire consists of eight county council districts: Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Staffordshire, Tamworth, East Staffordshire, and Newcastle-under-Lyme; as well as one unitary district, the City of Stoke-on-Trent.