Household Items include all furniture, electronics, appliances, and decorations the deceased owned. The value should be the fair market value at the time of death. This may require a valuation by a qualified appraiser. If the actual purchase price is not available, we can estimate it using the usual listed price for the item.
It's important to note that, in Quebec, under the Division of Patrimony rules for married or civil union couples, any household items that furnish a family home (ie, any home used by the family, including vacation homes and possibly an RV or boat) may be included in the Family Patrimony. In this case, their value would have to be divided between the succession (estate) and the surviving spouse, unless the items can be proven to be Private Property (eg, they were inherited or gifted to one of the spouses, or acquired with private property). Additionally, household furnishings can be described as a whole (rather than individually), and any item worth less than $100 does not have to be included in the inventory.