get an online motorcycle probate valuation

Classic Motorcycle Valuations offers a fast, independent and professional probate valuation service for classic motorcycles (or classic cars) of any age and condition. HMRC prefers fully independent valuations from professional valuers and that is the service I offer. Unlike a dealer or auction house, I have no hidden agenda to buy your assets, so I can also advise on selling the vehicle for the best result – be that a quick sale, a sale for the best price, or a sensible price to sell within the family.

HMRC insists upon accurate, independent probate valuations calculated as open market value on the day the deceased passed away to assess any tax liability, so my probate valuations are prepared as open market valuations taking all factors into account. Note that it is a selling price and not an asking price.

My online probate valuations for classic motorcycles are accepted by HMRC and the courts. HMRC prefers independent, non-dealer valuations, and my service is completely independent. It has been used by hundreds of satisfied clients including UK solicitors and Trading Standards.

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Use the form below to order a single online classic motorcycle valuation for probate. Multiple valuations may be commissioned at once by email.

My bespoke valuations are highly detailed and created specifically for your motorcycle. They include:

  • A short market trend report
  • Model-specific notes
  • The subject vehicle and history
  • A look at comparators and prices in context
  • A selling price for probate purposes (not an asking price)
  • Post-valuation sales advice

Online motorbike probate valuations cost £50. Completed valuations are usually returned within three working days. All data is confidential.

Online Probate Valuation conditions

By submitting this form and using my online motorcycle valuation service, you agree that:

  • No litigation is expected or pending
  • All representations of condition will be full and complete
  • No relevant information will be omitted

My signed valuation will be emailed to you as a PDF document. I can also provide a payment receipt.

All submissions are treated in confidence. Your details are used for valuation purposes only and I fully respect your privacy. Note that I do not see your debit or credit card details. Contact me with any questions.

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Probate Explained

Probate is the process of administering the estate of a deceased person, including valuing individual assets for inheritance tax purposes. Some assets are easy to value, e.g. bank accounts, stocks and shares. Other items may require the help of a professional valuer.

HMRC recently made some amendments to its guidance on the valuation of individual items within an estate, announcing a £1,000 increase in the threshold of personal items that are liable for Inheritance Tax. Having previously suggested that professional valuations should be sought for only those individual items with an expected value of more than £500, this threshold has now risen to £1,500.

If executors believe individual items within an estate are likely to be worth more than £1,500, HMRC’s advice is to seek a professional valuation of the relevant items. It is important that insurance valuations are not used for this purpose and that a specialist probate valuation based on the likely open market value is required. HMRC also advise that if the value of a particular item is unknown, it is best to seek a professional probate valuation to be certain of the correct level of value.

HMRC offers some guides to help complete probate forms:

Download HMRC guide to filling in Inheritance Tax Form 205

Download HMRC guide to completing Inheritance Tax Form 400

A sensitive and sympathetic approach to probate valuations

As someone who has been valuing cars and bikes professionally for over thirty years and maintains a significant personal collection of classic cars and motorcycles, I am aware of how difficult it could be for loved ones who do not share my passion to value and dispose of my vintage car and bike collection in the event of my death. I am also mindful that they may not be in the ideal emotional state place to manage this after my passing.

I provide a sympathetic probate valuation service based on decades of experience. A background of regular instruction as an expert witness to UK law courts, with no ulterior motives to obtain or dispose of your assets means you can trust me to get the job done swiftly and with minimum stress.

Email me to discuss or arrange a probate valuation or to get advice on how to value and sell a deceased person’s motorcycle. For larger collections, it may be easier to value in person and the cost should not be prohibitive. Contact me to discuss this.

Testimonials

Thanks John for your excellent reports. I will keep in contact, as we will be selling the bikes when probate has been finalised and I would definitely appreciate your input on this. All the best.

Damien in Sussex, Probate Valuation of Motorcycle Collection

Thanks John for your help on the phone and quick turnaround of the final report for probate. All the best.

Stephen in Derry, Three-bike Online Probate Valuation

John, thank you very much for the report. I am extremely pleased with it and your very helpful advice. Now I have the documentation to move things along and do justice to the bikes and my father. Thanks once again for your hard work and professionalism.

Andy in Birmingham, Motorcycle Probate Valuations and family sale prices

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