Trusts and Estates (UK)

With salerooms and specialists worldwide, Bonhams can provide you with local access to the global art market.

Bonhams Valuations teams are now operating remotely. We are still able to provide estimates for sale, and more formal valuations for trusts & estates, probate & inheritance tax, insurance & open market. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

When a valuation for probate or inheritance tax is requested, we recognise the importance of carrying out valuations at a sensitive time, where speed is often of the essence. All our valuations are carried out in accordance with the requirements of HMRC.

Our extensive network of experienced valuers based across the UK and Europe gives us an unrivalled coverage to be able to deliver valuations as quickly as possible.

We can also assist in the following services for Executors:

  • The sale of specific items or extensive Estates
  • The immediate storage of vulnerable valuable pieces
  • The clearance of residual items through third-parties

We provide dedicated administrative support to co-ordinate auction sales from an Estate. Our regular detailed 'progress reports' keep administrators of Estates up-to-date with auction sales.

We work in conjunction with our Tax & Heritage department on all aspects of cultural asset taxation and heritage legislation.

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