Chartered Surveyors in hackney

We are a firm of Chartered Surveyors based in London providing a range of Residential Valuations and Surveys. We are also RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Registered Valuers.

If you’d like to discuss one of our team providing you with a Market Valuation or Home Survey report, please call us on 020 8017 1943 or e-mail info@websterssurveyors.co.uk

 

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lease extension and enfranchisement valuers

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RICS Building Survey in Hackney, London, E9

The property was an unusual example of a converted early 19th century Georgian coach house, of generally traditional solid brick masonry construction. The property was effectively landlocked, being attached to one side, with no external space accessible. We identified a number of defects in respect of dampness and defective flat felt covered roofs, that provided a two tier roof terrace. We advised that the cost of the works was established before proceeding further with the purchase. We noted that the property had undergone recent alterations which had a detrimental effect on the configuration of the accommodation, and adversely affected saleability. .In our opinion, the agreed purchase price was not supported by an analysis of recent market transactions.



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Websters Surveyors
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Steph Saunders
Steph Saunders
10:55 26 May 20
These surveyors are excellent. They gave me invaluable advice over a bank holiday weekend about a boundary dispute and... a party wall agreement. I would not hesitate to use them for any future projects. excellent serviceread more
Dawid Roj
Dawid Roj
09:48 23 Feb 20
Rafal from Websters helped to give me impartial advice with regards to a leasehold property. He is incredibly... knowledgable about all aspects of the property purchase process, including regulation, financial details and the estate agent side of things. Would definitely recommend and I will be using Websters again! 10/10read more
Michael Dinsdale
Michael Dinsdale
12:29 06 Feb 20
I commissioned Websters Surveyors to undertake a lease extension valuation survey for me. The work was completed within... 3 days. Their surveyor called me to discuss and explain their findings before issuing the report. I can't fault the service - first class !read more
Galaxy Gamer
Galaxy Gamer
22:52 11 Dec 19
Mr Stacey was extremely knowledgeable, highly professional and very friendly. We received our report really quickly. He... took the time to answer all our questions and kept us up to date at all times. Outstanding service. We highly recommend them.read more
Lawrence Cubberley
Lawrence Cubberley
14:36 14 Oct 19
Richard Stacey provided excellent impartial advice for renovation and remodelling work on our home. Richard has saved... us significant building costs and has led to our living space being far more practical and future-proof than it would have been, had we continued with our original plans. His professionalism and knowledge is matched by his people skills and he instantly made us feel at ease. I would definitely recommend him, you wont be disappointed.read more
Stephen Vaughan
Stephen Vaughan
16:02 03 Oct 19
I contacted Webster’s surveyors regarding a property and from the first phone call to the last I found this company... efficient, polite and professional. They are very reasonably priced, they attended the property quickly and the report was also with me quickly. The report was thorough and very easy to understand, and has helped me greatly with the issues found, which will determine if I proceed or not, potentially saving me thousands of pounds.Cannot recommend enough.read more
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reports within a week



Valuation reports or Home Surveys are often time critical. 

You may be about to exchange contracts on a house or flat purchase and needing a Building Survey to act as a health check before you decide whether to proceed or not. You may be going through a litigation process and need an Expert Witness report that is court compliant, with a deadline coming up soon. You may be about to pay Capital Gains tax but need a Valuation report to help establish the amount payable. 

Perhaps you’re looking at securing probate for a property you have inherited and the solicitor dealing with the inheritance has asked for a report by an RICS Registered Valuer. Perhaps you see house prices as about to increase and you want a Valuation report for staircasing on a shared equity or shared ownership property before they rise further. 

Whatever the requirement, we realise that to maintain the excellent reputation we have built up, you expect your report quickly and still to a high standard. We have put processes in place, through investment in technology and crucially, into the expertise of our ream, that allows us to respond efficiently and quickly to provide your Valuation or Survey report.




lease extension and enfranchisement valuers


Our Surveyors have undertaken hundreds of lease extensions over the years on behalf of both leaseholders and freeholders. We’ve even extensively written on the subject and have provided professional presentations. 

However, extending your lease is merely one option available to leaseholders. 

Under the Leasehold reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, you may be able to purchase your Freehold through a process called collective enfranchisement. Unlike a lease extension, where under the Act you are entitled to a 90 years extension to your current unexpired lease, the purchase of your freehold could see your lease go to 999 years or anything else that you and other fellow leaseholders collectively decide on.

There are criteria that need to be met under the act in order to be able to purchase your freehold. One of the main criterion is that at least 50% of qualifying tenants participate in the process and where a building only has two flats, both would need to participate. 

At Websters Surveyors, we often undertake lease extension and collective enfranchisement valuations, so if you have thought about extending your lease or together with your neighbours buying the freehold, do not hesitate to contact us. 




statutory tax valuations



Often a qualified Surveyor is needed to value a property asset to help a Solicitor or Accountant calculate the tax implications. The most common of these are for Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax purposes. We often undertake these types of valuations for people looking to sell or transfer their investment property or for an executor dealing with an estate for probate.

Our Chartered Surveyors and AssocRICS Surveyors are all RICS Registered Surveyors. This means that they have proven competence and experience in dealing with Red Book Valuations such as those who aid tax calculations. This ensures that the process, valuation, and guidance meet the RICS’s professional standards. 

We understand that these types of valuations require sensitivity as well as diligence and attention to detail. Our Surveyors will initially provide a telephone consultation followed by an inspection of the property (where possible) and then our written report. We are happy to discuss our valuation once we have provided it.