Probate Asset Inventory | Probate Treasure Hunt Service

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How do you uncover assets in a Probate Property?

Are you a Solicitor, Executor or Family member trying to progress a  Probate case?

Would you like to reduce the time taken to identify assets, find missing valuables and distribute assets to heirs? 

Do you need to streamline your process for handling probate cases?

 

 

At Gayle Inventory, Our Probate service is specifically designed to quickly uncover valuables, assets and documentation within the home. The service enables the executor or family to have an accurate record of the properties contents and hidden treasures which may be valuable to the Estate. Our Inventory Inspectors are specially trained and inspect the property room-by-room in order to itemise the properties contents. Photographs are taken of each item and categorised by type e.g. Furniture, Appliances, Electronics, Art & Bric a Brac.  

Items of particular value such as jewellery and identifying documents can be boxed and returned to the client for storage and valuation. 

A detailed comprehensive PDF report is issued following the inspection. 

What are the Benefits?

Frequently asked questions

Probate Asset Inventory

Why do I need a professional Probate Inventory?


Probate can be a long and complex process which requires all physical assets and holdings to be accurately recorded and valued as part of the estate. It's especially important to quickly uncover physical assets which may be held in the home so they can be valued and distributed according to the will. Handling this process on your own (whether you're a family member or a solicitor) can be compared to opening a pandoras box of the unknown.

Gayle Inventory have done it before and can relieve the stress of searching for valuables, sentimental items and documents. Our proprietory process and advances technology enables us to record in excess of 1000 items in a single day and relieves you of the burden of having to do it yourself at an emotionally stressful time.




Why should I hire you when I can do it myself?


A DIY Probate Inventory is a time consuming task. Homes are oftenIt requires commitment, proper planning and conscious execution. And that’s without including estimated values, serial numbers, model numbers and accurate descriptions (if you could). Regardless, many DIY home inventory apps fall short of what a trained professional can cover—and uncover—on site in order to get a true and complete understanding of your possessions.




Do you appraise or value property?


Gayle Inventory provide an asset documentation service only. We are not licensed or certified appraisers, we are not specialists in any type of cloth, artwork, antique or jewellery.




Will my data be safe?


Yes, all data is secured on a secure off-site server. If you do not want us to update your inventory annually and wish for us not to retain your data, we can remove it from our systems once your inspection report has been issued.




Will I need to be present?


No, you will not need to be present. Probate properties are often vacant upon inspection and we can arrange to collect keys from a local representative for access to the property.




How much will it cost?


Our Probate service starts from £550 and can be booked in half or full day slots. We will need to conduct a viewing to accurately assess the time required, number of inspectors needed, PPE and dust removal.