Chartered Surveyors in romford
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.
Market VALUATION REPORTS
Shared Ownership & Shared Equity
RICS HOME SURVEYS
Lease Extension Valuation, Romford, Essex, RM2
We were contacted by a Buy to Let Landlord who was seeking advice on the likely costs of a lease extension. The client’s investment was beginning to decrease in value with the lease being approximately 68 years. Our Valuer undertook a desktop valuation and provided advice on the likely costs and best approach within a few days of instruction.
RICS Homebuyer Survey Report, Romford, Essex, RM7
A homebuyer survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a 1950’s end terraced house.
Our inspection revealed no major defects, although we reported on areas of cracked and loose render cladding to the main walls, and there was evidence of penetrating dampness to the chimney breast.
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Do you need a North London conveyancing solicitor, an East London mortgage broker, a South London leasehold reform lawyer or a West London leasehold Probate lawyer? Over the years, our Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers have got to know a lot of property professionals, leaving us with an enviable network of property experts and specialists that we can refer you too if needed.
Often, we work alongside other professionals, helping our clients with a co-ordinated team effort. For example, we often recommend levels for lease extension claim Section 42 or Section 45 notices which solicitors then use when serving the statutory notices.
Hopefully we’ll be able to directly help you, possibly alongside another profession. If we can’t though, we’ll happily recommend someone who can.
We only work within our competence so if we say we can help you, we have experience in dealing with similar requests. If we can’t help you, we’ll be honest about that. We don’t just ‘have a go’. We provide a professional and reliable service where we are competent.
rics home surveys
We provide the full range of RICS Home Surveys at a reasonable cost and with nearly all reports provided within a few days of instruction. Most of our Surveys are carried out by a Chartered Surveyor with close to 30 years experience in the industry, who has provided thousands of reports over a long career.
We don’t try to push clients towards the most expensive Survey but instead discuss with you what is going to be suitable for your needs. The Home Survey is only worthwhile if it serves a useful purpose so establishing your needs is critical to the process. We can offer an RICS Level 1 Survey (Condition report), RICS Level 2 Survey (Homebuyer report), RICS Level 3 Survey (Building Survey and formerly known as a Structural Survey), a Snagging report and we are happy to look particularly closely at any areas of concern you identify during your viewings.
The first step is to call us and let us know which property you are looking at buying. We’ll look it up online whilst on the phone with you and will discuss what you’re looking for in a Survey and how we can best provide the appropriate Survey type.
If a solicitor has advised you to obtain a Court compliant valuation report, there are certain tests that the Property Valuer has to meet to satisfy the court process.
Firstly, they must demonstrate a level of expertise that is such, their opinion would command respect.
Secondly, they must comply with the RICS requirements on acting as an Expert Witness. This includes for example an overriding duty of care to the court or applicable judicial process. This means that reports must be completely independent, irrespective of who the appointing party is or who is paying the Surveyors bill. Quite often, we act as a jointly appointed expert, appointed by both parties.
Thirdly, they must comply with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules.
Lastly, they must also be RICS Registered Valuers.
All of our Surveyors are RICS Registered Valuers, with three of them, including two Directors, sharing over 70 years industry experience between them. They are specialists in their field and are able to take on Court compliant valuation reports and defend their opinions vigorously in court proceedings if required.