Probate, Insurance and Family

Spicers can provide you with accurate, professional valuations for single items, specialist collections, together with whole and partial house contents.



This can be in the traditional bound format or as more common these days, by email. Our fees are transparent with no hidden extras: £100 per hour or part thereof plus VAT. Of particular interest to executors and trustees, is the fact that if over £3,000 of chattels are consigned for auction we will refund our valuation fee. 


House clearances are a speciality of Spicers, overseen by one of our valuers, we use several independent firms of transport specialists depending on what is required. The normal procedure being the removal of saleable items to the auction room, transportation of non-commercial, but still useable items, to various charities and then the remainder is taken for recycling.

For your peace of mind, we are pleased to be a member of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers and follow their guidelines with a separate client account for safe guarding of clients’ money.



Valuations are prepared for a variety of purposes including:


  • Probate/Inheritance Tax

    For executors and trustees


  • Insurance

    An invaluable record in the event of theft, loss or damage


  • Family and Matrimonial Division

    For fair distribution and impartial advice


  • Tax Planning

    Accurate retrospective valuations


  • Willing Buyer/Willing Seller

    Mutually beneficial current market values



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