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the house was sold by the executors. it was on the market for £335,000,00. my father died on 23. 6. 2013
the executors have not been forthcoming with updates and information for 2 half years so unfortunately am unable to answer your question.
Thanks.Leave this with me while I draft my answer.
Hi again.Frankly, since the executors are not providing you with any information, it's difficult to be precise about what HMRC are doing.HMRC are taking ever closer interest in property transactions where the calculation of the gain includes a valuation such as probate value. I can only surmise that HMRC have passed the case to the District Valuer with a view to them assessing the probate value of the property to compare to the one declared by the executors. This is a common occurrence where the property is sold at a much higher price than the probate valuation not too long after the death of the owner, your father in this case. Such an enquiry will take time as like many government departments, HMRC and the District Valuer are short staffed. It is odd given that the property was sold for less than was originally being sought.There are some notes on what HMRC can do here, here and here which you may find of interest.I hope this helps but let me know if you have any further questions.