Boningtons have a growing reputation for being one of the UK’s leading provincial salerooms. We strive to achieve exceptional results for clients, our innovative marketing strategies and first class knowledge of art and antiques puts us at the forefront of both international and UK trends.
Colin Hughes - Head of Probate
Colin Hughes heads our Probate department. Colin has a wealth of experience and knowledge within the antiques market and probate law. Colin is well known within Essex as a reputable probate specialist offering support and advice following bereavement.
Under Colin’s dutiful care, Boningtons provide a prompt and sensitive Probate Valuation Service in accordance with Section 160 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984. Probate can be a difficult process for family members, executors or trustees to deal with. Our trusted team will considerately and benevolently deal in a professional manner guaranteeing every aspect is handled fluently.
Colin will oversee the whole process from on-site market valuation to auction itself and will be available to offer assistance and advice on any queries you may have during the processes.
For further information or to arrange a probate valuation, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 02085084800.
Our service is to offer independent valuation to beneficiaries of estates during the probate period.
Professional valuations on house contents and chattels are often required for submission to HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) in line with Inheritance Tax and the granting of probate. Boningtons probate valuation service can assist from a single item valuation to whole estate. Boningtons have assisted clients on private estates, single items, household contents, collections and portfolios of investments.
Our team of expert valuers understand the complexities surrounding the probate process, including the intricacy of HMRC requirements which cover capital gains tax and inheritance tax. HMRC require a fair ‘market value’ (a realistic selling price) of assets.
Boningtons probate service incorporates:
- On-site open market probate valuation
- A comprehensive and detailed report on chattels and assets
- Arrangement of removal, storage and selling at auction contents and chattels
- House clearance
Our Probate valuation report will offer you advice on the best methods of sale, options on press releases and options on press coverage. Our Report will be thorough and will include all of the information required for family members/executors/trustees to consider when making decisions.
If an item is unusual or rare and commands detailed marketing, Boningtons will provide full details of how we propose to market this prior to auction. This can include: press releases, itemised showcasing on our website, contacting news agencies and press coverage for Lot(s) in leading newspapers.
Bereaved family members find house clearance incredibly distressing whilst executors and administrators tend to use house clearance companies for convenience during probate. Boningtons are able to remove the distress and complications from this procedure with our house clearance services.
Valuations for auction, insurance and family division purposes
Boningtons also provide valuations for auction, insurance and family division purposes.
Auction is a perfect selling avenue due to:
- Time scales
- Competitive bidding
- Best price
- Legal & Binding sale
- Successful selling
Boningtons strive to achieve exceptional results for our clients and to provide a service which surpasses client expectations. To enquire about our probate services and partnership offers, please contact us email@example.com or call us on 02085084800.