Probate Valuation Services Pimlico London SW1, SW1V

Probate Valuation of house contents or property by RICS Valuers: As one of the leading London probate valuation companies, Jeffrey Avery and Associates can provide fully comprehensive house contents valuation for probate and property valuation for probate in Pimlico, SW1, SW1V, and all surrounding areas. Our house contents valuations and property valuations for probate are carried out by qualified RICS valuers, thereby eliminating the risk of investigation by HMRC. With the recent appearance of many companies carrying out valuations by unqualified staff, it is essential for executors to verify that the valuation is carried out by a RICS qualified valuer so as to avoid any risk of penalites being incurred for an inaccurate valuation. Established for over 25 years, we have become one of the most recommended firms of probate valuers in the Pimlico area.

Probate Valuation Pimlico SW1, SW1V: If you are an executor or administrator, and require a comprehensive and accurate probate valuation report, which is normally required by HMRC before probate can be granted, so that Inheritance Tax can be calculated, Jeffrey Avery and Associates can assist. We provide our service to members of the public, solicitors, and other legal professionals in all parts of Pimlico.

Our probate valuation reports are prepared strictly in accordance with S.160 of the Inheritance Tax Act (1984), and will help to ensure that there are no delays in the granting of probate. If you require a probate valuation in Pimlico, contact Jeffrey Avery for further advice. To fully understand how our probate services work, see our Probate Valuation Guide, and our Executors Information Page.

As professional probate valuers, we always ensure that that the use of our probate valuation services will result in accurate, timely and comprehensive probate evaluation reports.

For more information contact Jeffrey Avery on 0800 567 7769.

I was advised by my solicitor that, to avoid an IHT investigation, I should contact a qualified RICS valuer, to carry out a probate valuation of all the contents of my late father's property, but had no idea where to start. I called Jeffrey Avery and Associates and they arranged for a valuer to visit the property, and within a week I received a full written probate valuation report which was subsequently accepted by HMRC without problems.

I would not hesitate to recommend this service to anyone in the same situation.
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Free Probate Advice and Quotation

Probate Services Pimlico: Our valuers will be pleased to provide a verbal assessment, advice, and indication of value completely free of charge. If you require a full written probate valuation report for submission to HMRC for Inheritance Tax purposes, call us for a quotation. All fees are fixed before we start work, for your peace of mind.

We carry out probate valuations throughout the whole of Pimlico.

Additional Services: Property Clearance

After we have provided a probate valuation and you have received a Grant of Probate, we can provide a Full House Clearance Service, and thoroughly and comprehensively clean both the buildings and the garden, so as to minimise delays and to simplify the process of the preparation of your property for sale or transfer.

Some interesting facts about Pimlico SW1, SW1V

Greenwood's 1827 map showing parts of Pimlico and Millbank prior to development Mary's dowry not only included "The Fields" of modern-day Pimlico and Belgravia, but also most of what is now Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Understandably, they was much pursued but in 1677, at the age of twelve, married Sir Thomas Grosvenor. The Grosvenors were a relatives of Norman descent long seated at Eaton Hall in Cheshire who until this auspicious marriage were but of local consequence in their native county of Cheshire. Through the development and nice management of this land the Grosvenors acquired massive wealth.

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Manor of Ebury was divided up and leased by the Crown to servants or favourites. In 1623, James I sold the freehold of Ebury for £1,151 and 15 shillings. The land was sold on several more times, until it came in to the hands of heiress Mary Davies in 1666.

At some point in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century, the area ceased to be known as Ebury or "The Fields" and gained the name by which it is now known. While its origins are disputed, it is "clearly of foreign derivation...." Gifford, in a note in his edition of Ben Jonson, tells us that "Pimlico is sometimes spoken of as a person, and may not improbably have been the master of a house one time famous for beer of a specific description" .Supporting this etymology, Rev. Brewer describes the area as "a district of public gardens much frequented on holidays. According to custom, it received its name from Ben Pimlico, famous for his nut-brown beer, His tea-gardens, however, were near Hoxton, and the road to them was termed Pimlico Path, so that what is now called Pimlico was so named from the popularity of the Hoxton resort".

By the nineteenth century, and because of an increase in demand for property in the historicallyin the past unfashionable West Finish of London following the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London, Pimlico had become ripe for development. In 1825, Thomas Cubitt was contracted by Lord Grosvenor to create Pimlico. The land up to this time had been marshy but was reclaimed using soil excavated in the coursework of the construction of St. Katherine's Dock.

Cubitt developed Pimlico as a grid of good-looking white stucco terraces. The largest and most opulent houses were built along St George's Drive and Belgrave Road, the principal streets, and Eccleston, Warwick and St George's Squares. Lupus Street contained similarly grand houses, as well as shops and, until the early twentieth century, a hospital for ladies and kids. Smaller-scale propertes, usually of tales, line the side streets. An 1877 newspaper editorial described Pimlico as "genteel, sacred to professional men not rich to luxuriate in Belgravia proper, but rich to live in private houses." Its inhabitants were "more lively than in Kensington and yet a cut above Chelsea, which is only commercial."

Although the area was dominated by the well-to-do middle and upper-middle classes as late as Booth's 1889 Map of London Poverty, parts of Pimlico are said to have declined significantly by the 1890s. When Rev Gerald Olivier moved to the neighbourhood in 1912 together with his relatives, including the young Laurence Olivier, to minister to the parishioners of St Saviour, it was part of a venture to west London "slums" that had historicallyin the past taken the relatives to the depths of Notting Hill.

Through the late nineteenth century, Pimlico saw the construction of several Peabody Estates, charitable housing projects designed to provide affordable, quality homes.

Nearness to the Houses of Parliament made Pimlico a centre of political activity. Prior to 1928, the Labour Party and Trades Union Congress shared offices on Eccleston Square, and it was here in 1926 that the general strike was organised.

Pimlico survived the war with its essential character intact, although parts sustained significant bomb damage. Through the 1950s these areas were the focus of large-scale redevelopment as the Churchill Gardens and Lillington Gardens estates, and plenty of of the larger Victorian houses were converted to hotels and other makes use of.

In the mid 1930s Pimlico saw a second wave of development with the construction of Dolphin Square, a self-contained "city" of one,250 upmarket flats built on the site formerly occupied by Cubitt's building works. Completed in 1937, it quickly became popular with MPs and public servants. It was home to fascist Oswald Mosley until his arrest in 1940, and the headquarters of the Free Spanish for much of the Second World War.

In 1953, the Second Duke of Westminster sold the part of the Grosvenor estate on which Pimlico is built. Pimlico was connected to the underground in 1972 as a late addition to the Victoria Line. Following the designation of a conservation area in 1968 (extended in 1973 and again in 1990), the area has seen extensive regeneration. Successive waves of development have given Pimlico an fascinating social mix, combining exclusive restaurants and residences with Westminster City Council run facilities.

In order to provide affordable and efficient heating to the residents of the new post-war developments, Pimlico became of the few places in the United Kingdom to have a district heating method installed. District heating became popular after World War II to heat the massive residential estates that replaced areas devastated by the Blitz. The Pimlico District Heating Undertaking (PDHU) is north of the River Thames. The PDHU first became operational in 1950 and continues to expand to this day. The PDHU one time relied on waste heat from the now-disused Battersea Power Station on the South side of the River Thames. It is still in operation, the water now being heated locally by a new energy centre which incorporates four.1 MWe /4.0 MWTh of gas fired CHP engines and four x 8 MW gas fired boilers.



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