The sale of Probate/Executry Properties can vary enormously due to their differences in size, condition and value, and the vast majority need to be resolved, looked after and then sold. This process can be complex and comes at a time of emotional strain for the family and executors involved. Our comprehensive service is designed to take away the worry of dealing with the property before sale and attend to the issues that arise. We employ a sympathetic approach which is sensitive to family needs and both professional and responsive.
Our probate/executry service starts with an initial free of charge discussion with a qualified Chartered Valuation Surveyor who will assess your situation and requirements, then guide you on the best way to proceed. If necessary he will carry out a Probate/Executry Valuation and supply a detailed report with Recommendations for sale. This is charged on a scale rate starting at £195 + VAT and will if required include an Insurance Valuation.
We will provide you with much more than a standard valuation for Probate/Executry Purposes. Alongside this we will include advice on the best method of sale, what might need to be done to the property to prepare it for sale, and any clearance, tidying or improvements that would be beneficial. Our Report will be thorough and will include all of the property information required for the Executors to consider when making estate planning decisions.
We have links with auctioneers who provide an independent valuation of furniture and chattels followed by a cost effective removal and sale of all unwanted items. Prior estimates will be supplied and a full and complete clearance carried out.
Empty properties need to be prepared for sale or letting purposes. Our associated property management team can undertake clean up work, deal with security improvements and drain down the plumbing and heating systems.
We will advise on the right method of sale to achieve best price for the beneficiaries - it could be 'by Auction' if there are opportunities for improvement or by 'Private Treaty' if it is modern and in good condition. We occasionally advise 'Informal or Formal Tender' to help achieve best price in a required time-scale.
As 'Agent for the Executors' we will act as the primary contact for all matters relating to the probate/executry property. We will allocate an individual to be responsible and available on call.
On some occasions the Executors may choose to let the property for a period before selling. We work closely with a residential lettings team who can provide rental advice and offer a Management Service for the required period.
Our auctions team handle the sale of commercial investments and vacant mixed use, industrial, commercial and other types of property. Re-letting can also be arranged plus advice given on alternative uses and desirable improvements.
We can read the meters and act as key holders throughout the sale process.
All properties that are to be sold or let will require an up-to-date Energy performance Certificate (EPC) - We will organise this and supply copies and links to the required parties.
Best Price will only be achieved if the property presents well, and the gardens may need to be smartened up and maintained as part of this process. We have contractors who can undertake any initial tidy up and follow this with regular maintenance.
Probate/Executry properties often offer opportunities for extension or redevelopment; on some occasions there could be space for a building plot. Our Chartered Surveyor will consider and advise on the options.