Mark Medcalf Associates - Fine art and antique valuers

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Home Contents Surveys

75% of all people are under insured.
Source: Datamonitor 2005, House Insurance for the Affluent

Are you properly covered?

When did you last properly consider the total value of your house contents? The new curtains, plasma screen, or even the influx of treasures acquired through marriage or inheritance are often overlooked and the insurance company never told.

Home Contents Survey Postcard

Mark Medcalf Associates launched in April 2007 the concept of Home Contents Surveys. This is a new type of valuation designed to appeal to the main middle market. Based on a buildings survey as prepared for building society / bank mortgages, it gives the average home owner a brief description together with up to date values of their entire house contents. Not only does it include individual valuations for any antiques, art or valuables worth over £1,000 and listings of antiques worth less than that figure, but it also includes an assessment of all the mundane things that make up a home.

What is the cost of under insurance to home owners?

Experience shows massive shortfalls in insurance payouts due to under insurance e.g.

Percentage under insurance Amount claimed Actual payout LOSS
30% 1,500 1,050 450
30% 10,000 7,000 3,000

The professional calculation

This comprehensive service is not one offered by most other Auctioneers or Valuers. The Home Contents Survey gives the home owner full confidence that in the event of a claim they are not going to be considered under insured by a loss adjuster working for the insurance company.

The cost of £220 includes a visit of approximately one and a half to a maximum of two hours to asses the contents, preparation of the report and any comparative value analysis required; the report itself will follow in approximately 10-15 working days. The fee is to be paid at the time of valuation. It should be noted that in the case of larger properties that require full valuations due to the high value or volume of contents a fee based on total time required will be quoted.

Be up to date - never be under insured again.

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