Professional Valuation Services

 




ADAPTATIONS TO SERVICES DURING CURRENT GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS

The provision of professional valuation services is a core element of our business and one which we aim to maintain through these locked down times. We continue to offer valuations in adapted formats to comply with current government advice, in order to assist you with tax planning, the management of estates, market valuations and insurance during these challenging times.

  • Our ‘virtual valuation’ service enables you, via smartphone or tablet, to show us around a property, enabling our valuer to ask questions or for you to highlight specific items. You can contact us via valuations@lyonandturnbull.com to discuss further and book an appointment; letting us know whether you would like the virtual valuation via Whatsapp, Facetime or Zoom. Our valuers will talk you through the property and may request additional photographs, measurements or other details in order to complete the valuation.

  • For a small number of items, it may be more practical to send us images and other details initially. Should any items need to be seen in person or require further research, we can provide a provisional valuation initially and arrange an appointment to visit when restrictions have eased.

  • In appropriate circumstances, we can also offer to carry out valuations at properties that are either empty or where a keyholder can allow us access and then remain at a distance according to the current regulations whilst the valuation is carried out.

  • We have established a contactless delivery service with a small number of partner shippers in order to maintain our auction business during lockdown and we are able to discuss how this service might be used to deliver or store smaller artworks which might be deemed vulnerable in empty properties. We are also looking into ways in which we can offer full clearance and removals from properties when allowable and again we would be happy to discuss our plans further.

  • If you would like to discuss any aspect of valuations under lockdown, or wish to book a virtual or actual valuation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tessa Stirling on 0131 557 8844 or email valuations@lyonandturnbull.com


 

Valuations are undertaken by our experienced team of specialists and we aim to provide a timely and effective service, competitive in both cost and speed of delivery. We specialise in the valuation of fine art, antiques, valuables and collections and can assist with all related services, including negotiation, storage, transport and sales.

We regularly review our services, taking into account legal and regulatory changes, information technology and other circumstances which might affect the form and contents of valuations. The Firm is represented on HMRC’s Chattels Valuation Fiscal Forum, the committee of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) and other professional bodies. Our participation in the international art market provides us with an extensive knowledge of current market trends and prices which inform our valuations.

Valuations and advice can be provided in a variety of formats and for a number of purposes, including:

• INHERITANCE TAX
• TAX PLANNING & WEALTH PRESERVATION
• TRUSTS & PHILANTHROPIC PURPOSES
• GIFT & RENTAL
• OFFERS IN LIEU & EXEMPTIONS
• FAMILY DIVISION
• PRIVATE TREATY SALES
• CURRENT AUCTION ESTIMATES
• INSURANCE

Lyon & Turnbull has been in the business of valuing fine art and antiques since 1826 and ranks as one of the UK’s oldest and largest auction houses. Our offices and auctions in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow enable us to offer a natiowide service to our clients. International business is supported through our partnership with Freeman’s of Philadelphia, America’s oldest auction house, and our Hong Kong subsidiary company.

We have a long-established reputation for working sympathetically with our clients and achieving outstanding financial results on their behalf. The firm has emerged as a market leader in the presentation and sale of the contents of country houses and of private collections.

Lyon & Turnbull sponsors both national and international charities, museums and institutions. We provide our clients with regular information about both the domestic and the international art market via our magazine International View, talks and lectures, newsletters and brochures. 

 


 

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If you would like an item valued for sale at auction please use our free auction estimate service

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Contact Our Valuations Team 

For further information and confidential advice 

TESSA STIRLING

EDINBURGH | 0131 557 8844

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JAMES MCNAUGHT

GLASGOW | 0141 333 1992

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ROHAN MCCULLOCH

LONDON | 0207 930 9115

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