Frequently asked questions

Do I have to pay for a valuation?

Our formal valuations costs £5.00 for an individual item or we offer home visits for larger collections. These valuations are for the purposes of insurance, inheritance, family division, tax, probate, bailment agreement or a private sale. You will recieve a formal written valuation.

Will you send someone to value my items at my house?

We do offer home visits. These are charged at an hourly rate which varies between auction houses. To request a home visit from your local expert email us with a minimum of two images and your contact information and we will contact your nearest auctioneer on your behalf. You will be contacted to arrange a suitable date and will recieve a formal written valuation afterwards. You will be given an idea of price beforehand and will be billed by the auctioneer.

Will I need to upload images of my items?

Yes, the more images that are uploaded the more accurate your valuation can be.

How long does it take to recieve a valuation?

Valuations are responded to within three business days. The response may simply be a request for further images if an insufficient amount have been uploaded. If the item cannot be appraised then a full refund will be given.

Where can I use my valuation?

Most insurers and solicitors will recognise our valuation certificates but we do recommend checking with yours first.

Are the valuations undertaken by professionals?

All valuations are undertaken by auctioneers and valuers, all of which work to either a Society of Fine Art auctioneers, National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors standard.

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