Friendly, practical and professional advice covering all aspects of residential and commercial property matters, following bereavement.
Town & Country Property Auctions probate service is designed to sensitively support our clients through the legal and practical matters after bereavement. We can help alleviate the stress associated with settling affairs of the estate and assist with the distribution of the financial provisions to the beneficiaries. Valuation advice through to sale of the property, property clearance and immediate repairs.
Handling the estate of a loved one who has passed away is often a sensitive issue at a difficult time. Ensuring the disposal of any assets is as simple and pain free as possible can make all the difference. We often sell property of those that have passed away on behalf of their family at our auctions. Here are some popular questions answered.
We work with our trusted partners to provide a comprehensive wrap-around probate / executory service.
A property that has just become vacant, due to an owner having passed away or being moved out for their own safety, may need a little more attention than normal to protect it or prepare it for auction, especially if the owner has been unable to maintain the property for a period of time.
Assessing and carrying out maintenance work and getting the property clean and tidy can be a daunting task and a neglected one even more so. We provide services to assist in the management of property, services that will maintain and enhance the condition of buildings and gardens.
You will want to make sure any property you are managing on behalf of your client is kept safe, secure and maintained. Our property maintenance services support legal professionals to achieve this by offering a full complement of services. Whichever service you require; from an EPC to a full structural survey, from document searches to clearing buildings and gardens, we can help.
Ensuring vacant property is secure is a priority as well as ensuring you know who has access to the property, especially for high value properties which may contain high value items. Our team can arrange for all locks to be changed and for keys to be distributed to the necessary parties and even act as a key holder on your behalf, ensuring you have a full audit trail of all comings and goings from the property. Once the property is secure, we will always make recommendations to ensure the property does not fall in disrepair. This could include draining down any plumbing systems, arranging electrical and gas systems are checked or arranging regular inspections of the property.
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As well as an overgrown or derelict garden being an indication that a property is vacant and attracting unwanted attention, it can also impact on the interest levels once the property is offered for sale.
Our team can arrange for one off service to restore the garden and ongoing general garden upkeep to keep the property looking at is best.
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We will assess the condition of property and gardens and recommend what is needed to both maintain the property in the short term and how to maximise sale value in the future term.
Our nationwide panel of contractors ensures that you will be served by contractors pre-qualified by ourselves, experienced with probate.
Working with a network of contractors, we obtain at least two quotes for each task and discuss the costs with you before anything happens, leaving you in complete control and typically providing savings for the estate. Our experienced property maintenance management team will manage the whole process from start to finish.
We offer a very bespoke service. Apart from the maintenance services we can help with; document and item searches, valuing chattels, managing the sale of particular items, amongst other searches. Whatever is needed, we will find a way.
We can arrange for the property contents, including valuables, to be appraised and subsequently sold, donated or disposed of as preferred. We’ll value and sell any vehicles, garden tools or DIY equipment and safely dispose of any chemicals, paints or stored fuel.
Helping maintain the integrity and condition of the estate’s buildings and gardens; inspections, clearance, maintenance, redecoration/remodelling to aid sale, clearance, compliance, surveys amongst other associated services as and when required.
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