One of the best and most accurate indications as to the present value of your property is one based on the sale prices of similar properties in your area. With over 25 years experience in the property market, we are ideally positioned to give you an accurate appraisal of your property's value.
We have a respected panel of UK qualified surveyors available at your disposal. Please contact us for pricing details. There are three types of inspection:
A Homebuyer Survey and Valuation (HSV), also known as a Homebuyer's Report, is a survey done to a standard format set out by RICS. It is most suitable for conventional properties built within the last 150 years, which are in reasonable condition but it does not detail every aspect of the property, and only focuses on urgent matters needing attention.
An HSV includes details of:
If you are borrowing money to buy your property, the lending institution will always insist on a valuation. This is the most basic sort of survey. A valuation is a short inspection of the property in which the surveyor notes its condition and, with his knowledge of local property prices, fixes its value. Any serious defects will be pointed out and the lender will commonly ask for these to be remedied before lending you the money.
A valuation will not tell you if the wiring is faulty or that you will need a new roof within five years. Its object is merely to ensure that the property is adequate 'security' against the loan.
A Building Survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property. It is suitable for all properties, especially:
It examines all accessible parts of the property - and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building.
A Building Survey includes details of:
A Building Survey doesn't include a valuation, but your surveyor can provide this separately if required.