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Valuations

Christopher HamptonChristopher Hampton
Valuer

Andrew ThomasAndrew Thomas
Valuer

Kellie WelhamKellie Welham
Secretary

Probate & Inheritance Tax

The assessment of estates can be both stressful and complicated, especially for beneficiaries or executors who have no previous experience of the many problems which can arise in what are inevitably difficult circumstances.

The Valuation Department of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood offers a professional, personal and sensitive service to executors, solicitors and bank trustees which is fully co-ordinated through a single contact.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood will provide:-

  • An immediate preliminary visit without obligation
  • A provisional figure for Grant of Probate application
  • Advice on insurance cover and removal to secure storage of high risk items such as jewellery and silver
  • Identification and dispersal of Specific Bequests
  • A draft inventory, listing principal items, to aid Family Division
  • A formal inventory and certified Inheritance Tax valuation
  • Advice on items of national and historical importance eligible for exemption from tax
  • A complete removal, clearance, storage and auction service
Inventory and Valuation

Insurance

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood specialise in preparing detailed inventories and valuations for insurance purposes, which are accepted by all leading insurance companies as proof of value in the event of a claim. Whatever the cause of loss, an expert and accurate valuation will greatly help the speedy settlement of any claim.

Each inventory is prepared to suit individual requirements and contains comprehensive and detailed descriptions by category of antiques and works of art throughout a residence, together with up-to-date values. A photographic record can also be provided to accompany a valuation. Insurance valuations can vary from a single item to a large estate.

Further information and details of fees are available from Andrew Thomas or Christopher Hampton.

Valuation Pack
Sale FS12; Lot: 0339: Charles Robertson (1844-1891) the Faithful at Prayer, signed and dated bottom right.

Sale: FS12 (19 Oct 2011)
Auction Lot: 0339
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £36,000
Charles Robertson (1844-1891) the Faithful at Prayer, signed and dated bottom right.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0480: Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study/Girl with blonde hair signed twice and inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 58 x 58cm.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0480
Estimate: £8,000-£12,000
Realised: £8,000
Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Study/Girl with blonde hair signed twice and inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 58 x 58cm.

Sale FS18; Lot: 0292: A diamond single-stone ring with circular, brilliant-cut diamond approximately 8.1mm x 5.2mm estimated to weigh 2.2cts in a six-claw setting between baguette-cut diamond single-stone shoulders.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0292
Estimate: £5,000-£7,000
Realised: £5,700
A diamond single-stone ring with circular, brilliant-cut diamond approximately 8.1mm x 5.2mm estimated to weigh 2.2cts in a six-claw setting between baguette-cut diamond single-stone shoulders.