Probate valuation difference

fistophobia

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I am due to inherit a Dublin house from parent, with no one else involved.
Its going through probate, as no will was made.
I have 2 estate agent valuations, 500K and 600K.
A house sold a few doors down for 630K, but was in good condition.
The house concerned is a shell and looks bad, so the neighbours are ready to lynch me.

Any ideas how best to handle this?
I am planning to keep the house, remodel and rent out.
 

Thirsty

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Valuation:

Option 1: get a third valuation, add them together and divide by 3.

Option 2: put the house on the market and see what offers you get.

Inheritance tax:
Do you have the money to pay it?
 

fistophobia

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I have money to pay it.
Yes, was thinking of putting it on market, but thats a waste of everyone's time, agent, punters, mine.
 

noproblem

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You have a €550,000.00 property. You're going to put (maybe) €100k into doing it up a bit and then rent it out to someone. Are you crazy?
 

NoRegretsCoyote

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I have 2 estate agent valuations, 500K and 600K.
A house sold a few doors down for 630K, but was in good condition.
Revenue don't, and won't, drive up and down the street comparing houses.

It's a self assessment system and you have to be able to justify the self assessment if challenged.

Three professional valuations and using the middle one seems reasonable to me.
 
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