Valuation Services

We will provide a valuation of property e.g. furniture, paintings, rugs, jewellery, general household items etc. and unusual items including taxidermy and stamps. Valuations are provided for a variety of reasons, including for insurance, Probate or marital dispute.

Adrian Mackwell works for private clients and commercial organisations to provide an authoritative, knowledgeable service and – with over 30 years’ experience, you can be assured of receiving exceptional service and trustworthy advice.

Whether you have a single item, entire house or an estate including vehicles and garden equipment, Adrian Mackwell can arrange sale by auction or private sale, or simply provide a written valuation. Whatever your requirements, please contact us for an informal chat.

Probate/Inheritance Tax

“Sympathetic and straightforward”

After a death, Inland Revenue may require a valuation of house contents and personal belongings before property can be inherited, or so any tax liability can be calculated. Adrian Mackwell is qualified to provide the valuation and certificate required by H M Revenue and Customs to enable probate to be granted, assisting you to receive your bequest with the minimum amount of fuss and intrusion.
Working for solicitors, independent individuals, Executors and on behalf of The Court of Protection, each client receives prompt, sympathetic and discreet advice.


“Honest and approachable”

We can arrange provide valuation, collection and dispersal of a single item or an entire estate. With long-term links to many of the leading auction houses in the UK, Adrian Mackwell provides advice and assistance in disposing of property via specialist Auction sales or to private collectors. With clear estimates and straightforward inventories, we will provide an agreed schedule to catalogue, market and sell items in the most appropriate way. We have transparent costs and, as our fees are typically commission-based, shall work to attain the best possible price for your valuables.


“Thorough and efficient”

Many auctioneers and house clearance companies exist but very few offer the comprehensive service that Adrian Mackwell delivers. Most auctioneers will “cherry pick” items they believe they can easily sell – leaving you with the headache of clearing clothes, old crockery and toiletries.

To save you from guessing what items are worth - which are saleable and those to send to the tip - we will do it for you. From searching for Deeds, Premium Bonds, Life Insurance and other documents, to advising which items do not meet current safety requirements and cannot be legally sold, Adrian Mackwell provides a comprehensive service: we provide a valuation, arrange to sell high-value items via the most appropriate method and clear the rest, leaving you with an empty property cleared and ready for sale.


“Clarity and discretion”

The valuation of house contents is often where you’re most likely to find yourself at risk of financial loss by being under-insured. Very few people keep an inventory of what they actually own; leading to problems if they ever need to make an insurance claim for lost or damaged goods. Although paying a reduced premium is attractive, not receiving a pay-out because your belongings aren’t valued at the current market rate may cost you considerably more than higher fees.

For example, the huge increase in the value of gold in the past few years means that many items of jewellery are worth considerably more than previously. The resurgence of interest in 1960’s and ‘70’s furniture has also led to items that were previously r4egarded as old-fashioned junk to sometimes be quite valuable.

Adrian Mackwell delivers comprehensive insurance valuations, with photographic evidence if required, that will help you to obtain appropriate insurance cover. This means insurance claims are more easily managed and resolved without argument.
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Request a valuation

Do you have an item that requires a value? Contact us today and see how we can help.
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We offer a comprehensive house clearance service from initial evaluation to full removal and sale. >> Find out more.
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Previous Sales

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