probate valuation

Discussion in 'Wills, inheritances and gifts' started by mosii, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. mosii

    mosii Registered User

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    Hi, this might be a stupid question ,but here goes, Do I have to get an auctioneer to value my deceased mothers house for Probate?, or can I do it myself as I am the executor.thanks
     
  2. elcato

    elcato Moderator

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    If it's not been sold as part of the will then I believe you will be advised to by your solicitor. It may delay the probate.
     
  3. mosii

    mosii Registered User

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    Thank You
     
  4. Thirsty

    Thirsty Frequent Poster

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    I'm not sure I understand elcato's reply.

    If you are applying for grant of probate and completing the CA24 document you will need a written valuation from an Estate Agent. Some will charge for this valuation but will set it against their sale commission if you sell it with them.
     
  5. elcato

    elcato Moderator

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    Sorry when I said it may delay the probate I meant if a valuation form is not included and he was 'going it alone' without a solicitor. It wasn't clear whether he was using a solicitor or not or whether the house was been sold.
     
  6. Vanessa

    Vanessa Frequent Poster

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    Invariably a solicitor handling the Probate will want an auctioneers valuation as otherwise a beneficiary might allege they were being short changed in the distribution of the estate
     
  7. DirectDevil

    DirectDevil Frequent Poster

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    Similar situation for me but the house was not being sold. I needed a valuation for probate purposes.I was doing this one too as a personal applicant. Got Lisneys to do it about 5 years ago for about €246 (€200 plus VAT.). They were quick and efficient. Sherry Fitzgerald would have done too but they were dearer.

    The Probate Office retained the original valuation report.

    So, shop around for a price for a valuation and when you get it take a few copies for your own records.