Home Surveying Valuations & Surveys

Valuations & Surveys

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We carry out valuations for mortgage, probate, investment and other purposes as well as RICS Homebuyer and Building Surveys. Our clients include many of the major lenders, financial institutions, companies and private individuals. Inspections are made over a wide area of North, West and Central London and the Home Counties and are generally undertaken within a few days of receiving an instruction.

Different types of survey and valuation explained

Full Building Survey

A full Building Survey will be carried out by a Chartered Surveyor who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Surveyor will normally look at the complete property and give a detailed opinion regarding the state of the building. This is probably now the most popular type of report. It is particularly suitable for older properties or properties which have had major alterations over the years or properties which appear to have problems that need further investigation.

Homebuyer Report or RICS Condition Report (previously called a 'Homebuyer Survey and Valuation')

A Homebuyer Report will be carried out by a Chartered Surveyor who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is licensed to do this work. The Surveyor will normally look at the complete property and give an opinion as to whether or not the house is value for money to the purchaser. A Homebuyer Report is usually suitable if the house is of modern straight forward construction and has not had any major alterations carried out.

Talking to your chosen Surveyor about the different options is very much recommended.

Valuations

A Valuation only survey will usually be carried out by a Chartered General Practice Surveyor. This type of survey is usually done for the benefit of the mortgage lender.

A Probate Valuation will be performed in a similar way. It will be commissioned by an executor who wishes to value the property of an estate with reference to his or her obligations to the beneficiaries and any liability for inheritance tax.

A Valuation in the situation of a divorce, or a sale within a family, will also be carried out in a similar way.

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