Free Pre Sale Valuations
The first step in the process is to arrange a consultation and there are several options available, they are as follows:
Probate & Insurance Valuation
- In person at the Saleroom where we are open Monday to Thursday, from 9.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm for on the spot valuations (no appointment necessary)
- Email - simply forward an image and a brief description to us and we shall get back to you always within 24 hours.
- For larger items or if property required cleared then one of our Auctioneers & Valuers would be delighted to visit you at home.
Additionally we offer a wide range of valuation services to include probate insurance and family division. We understand that this can be a difficult time and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a speedy and efficient service that can be tailored to suit individual or solicitor requirements. Upon completion of the valuation all relevant copies shall be posted within 48 hours.
- Valuation fees are charged by the hour.
Undertaking the clearance of a property can seem daunting but we are happy to offer a no obligation estimate to clear properties of any size and full or part house clearance services can be arranged. These are carried our sympathetically by us and a full collection service is available. We can clear the entire contents of the property and place all saleable items into either a general household and interiors auction or an antique sale. Additionally we can arrange for the remaining house contents of no saleable value to be disposed of, leaving the house completely empty and ready for the market.
Posting & Packing
We offer a limited packing service within the UK and at the Auctioneer's sole discretion. As we are restricted to what can be included in this service, it is advised that you check with the office before bidding. For instance we can only pack single lot items with a value below £500 and we DO NOT post glazed paintings or mirrors, extremely fragile items to include pottery, porcelain and glass, arms and weaponry, or heavy and large sized goods. The minimum tariff for posting and packing is £15.00 per item, however all clients must agree to absolve Franklin Browns Auctioneers & Valuers against any loss or damage that may occur whilst using Royal Mail Services. All liabilities are with the buyer.
For the majority of purchases (under 30kg) we confidently recommend Mailboxes for the shipping of your items. They collect, pack and dispatch your items in the most cost effective way, to UK and International Addresses. They can be contacted on 0131 556 6226. Email info@mbeEdinburgh.co.uk
For paintings and fine art we recommend Aardvark Art Services and they can be contacted on 01253 794673. Email email@example.com
We can arrange for the delivery of furniture and larger items to the local area, please contact the office for a quote. Additionally we are able to recommend a number of national carriers.