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Property services for probate

A brochure of our property services for probate executors

Introducing Movewise property solutions for probate

Movewise has developed a better way of selling property, ensuring that property sellers realise the maximum value on their sale with none of the hassle.

We’ve coupled this solution with a single service for everything probate executors and solicitors need on estates they are managing through the probate process, making it simpler for executors and allowing solicitors to get on with legal advice whilst we deliver best-in-class solutions for all your property needs.

The key benefits of working with Movewise include:

  1. Single solution for all property related needs in one place (agent selection, property visits, insurance, contract works, etc)
  2. Better property sales results (price maximisation, speed and certainty)
  3. Consistent, high quality customer service, whichever agents are being used to sell the property: better feedback, monitoring, management and advise on transactions
  4. Probate compliant valuations pan-UK

We can deliver these services on either a pay-as-you go basis, or under a service agreement with payment on account, ensuring executors and solicitors have one simple solution for everything they need.

Movewise was founded in 2018 to deliver the best possible sales result to every property in the UK. Here are some key facts since our inception:

  • Highest sales rate of pan-UK estate agents
  • Half the frequency of price reductions as sole agents
  • Sold 130+ properties ranging in value from £50,000 to £10M
  • Completely independent, worked with over 500 estate agents

For more information please see our solutions for probate solicitors and executors. The following pages provide more information on the various services we offer.

Property valuation

Local agent or RICS Red Book, tailored for the probate process to ensure HMRC compliance.

We co-ordinate either local agent valuations or RICS Red Book valuations, tailored for the probate process. For RICS valuations we have partnered with Gateway Surveying Services, who have a pan-UK service. For local agent valuations we co-ordinate and summarise the valuations using the report documentation below.

Valuations are conducted for free where the property is to be sold and co-ordination is chargeable if the property is not being sold.

Valuations can be booked here on our website: Probate valuations

Property Sale

We identify the best local agents with technology, subcontract them and manage the sale through to completion.

Movewise delivers the best possible property sale for each property, by identifying the agents with the most applicants for properties and then subcontracting them on terms that allow us to switch agent in the event the first cannot sell the property.

We use technology to identify the best local estate agents for selling a property. Our experienced team of property experts then interview them and provide clients with a marketing proposal for their consideration, an example of which is below.

On agreeing a marketing plan with our client, Movewise then produces professional photographs and floorplans using a pan-UK photography firm, NicheCom. We give these to the estate agents we subcontract for sale of the property, as this ensures a high quality of marketing material and allows us to change agent if the need arises.

Movewise manages the property sale from listing all the way through to completion, providing our clients with independent advice at each stage, monitoring the estate agent’s performance and viewing feedback, and, once under offer, managing the sale progression through to completion.

This ensures that the property is listed at the right price, attracting a consistent level of demand; agents are changed if they are not delivering buyers; and properties are sold faster, ensuring maximum value is achieved for the property.

Fees for selling the property are determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the value and location of the property and the agents we subcontract to sell it. On average our clients pay a total of 1.5%+VAT, on completion only, and an average of 1.2%+VAT of this is paid by Movewise to the agent delivering the buyer.

For more information on property sales with Movewise please see our website: property sales with Movewise.

Additional services

We co-ordinate all your property needs, from insurance to in-person visits.

Probate clients need more than just property sale services, and these requirements vary by property. Movewise aims to provide a single centralised solution for all probate property needs. In general we use a pan-UK best-in-class provider for each of the services so we can deliver a single point of co-ordination and contact. Where our provider does not cover a particular area we will find a local service provider on a case-by-case basis.

The services we offer include, but are not limited to:

1. Property valuation co-ordination

“Local agent valuation” will be co-ordinated to identify one to three local estate agents to value a property. These valuations will be compiled into a single document with a summary provided averaging the valuations of the estate agents.

“Red Book valuation” will be co-ordinated using Gateway Surveying Services Limited (“Gateway”). Where Gateway is unable to value the property an alternative RICS qualified surveyor will be identified and co-ordinated to conduct the property valuation.

2. Valuation advice

Certain advice will be given about the quality of the valuation conducted by the estate agents or RICS-qualified surveyor.

3. Estate agent identification

Estate agents will be identified for valuation or property marketing services using our proprietary estate agent analysis dataset.

4. Property marketing proposal

We will identify appropriate estate agents for the sale of a property, interview the agents by telephone, negotiate fees they can be subcontracted by us for, and provide advice around the selection of these estate agents in a marketing proposal complete with a fee for sale of the property managed by Movewise.

5. Vacant property insurance

We arrange vacant property insurance with Guardcover, which can be extended to your property on a case-by-case basis.

6. Contractor co-ordination for property-related services

We will identify and co-ordinate local contractors to perform services required at the property. These contractors include but are not limited to:

Electricians, plumbers, cleaners, contents auctioneers.

7. Contract works insurance

Movewise can arrange contract works insurance on a case-by-case basis for significant works through Guardcover or a specialist broker, Stanhope Cooper. For smaller works we ensure that all contractors have valid insurance in place and will co-ordinate any claims against those that arise as a result of works co-ordinated by Movewise.

8. Property visits

Movewise does not visit properties in person but does co-ordinate visits to any UK location using Viewber Ltd to perform ad-hoc tasks including but not limited to:

Site check, meter readings.

9. Key holding

We use Keynest Services Ltd or local estate agents to hold keys for properties.

10. Property clearance co-ordination

We identify an appropriate local company to conduct contents clearance and disposal.

For any additional services not covered above, please speak to one of our advisors.

Specialist services

Advice and solutions for complex sales such as retirement homes.

We also have a specialist service for selling retirement properties, which are notoriously difficult to sell as they typically decline in value for each year of ownership, unlike the rest of the property market.

What we do differently here is search for active estate agents near to the property who have delivered both listings and sales of retirement properties specifically. We subcontract both that local agent and a relevant specialist in retirement sales, to widen the reach of the marketing as far as possible. We also advise the beneficiary of the fair value based on recent sales and set expectations appropriately.

For more information on this please see our Guide to selling retirement property.

Service fees

Fees for all the services we offer to the probate process.

Property sales are paid on successful completion only. Additional services can either be paid for on a case-by-case basis by invoice, bank transfer or credit card or on account under a service agreement.

Account invoicing is done monthly at either the property or Master account level.

For more information on this please contact Tom Scarborough, CEO, at or 0203 435 5591.

A summary of our fees by service are shown below:

Contact us

For further information on how Movewise can help, please contact us at or 0203 409 4350.

Specific contacts by service are:

Individual probate or property cases: Kirsty Burnham

Retirement home specialist sales: Kitty Cavendish

Corporate accounts: Tom Scarborough

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