Chartered Surveyors in barnet

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 Valuation, Barnet, London, EN5 

A leaseholder in Barnet whose lease was nearing 80 years instructed us to undertake a lease extension valuation and advise on the likely costs of extending their lease in accordance with the leasehold reform housing and urban development act 1993. They were also interested in finding out the difference in costs if they were to approach the freeholder directly. Our Chartered Surveyor was able to advise on all likely costs and the best approach.

Inheritance Tax Valuation, Barnet, London, EN5

We were contacted by the executor of an estate who was dealing with a short lease flat. The client needed a market valuation of the property in order to deal with any tax implications. Our chartered surveyor inspected the property and provided his professional opinion as to the market value.

Shared Ownership Valuation, Barnet, London, EN5 

A previous client contacted us regarding a market valuation of a shared ownership house. Their intentions were to purchase more equity from the housing association and needed a report from a chartered Surveyor and RICS registered valuer. We were able to inspect the property and provided out professional opinion as to the market value of the property.

Lease Extension Valuation, East Barnet, London, EN4 

We were instructed by a leaseholder to undertake a lease extension valuation as their lease had dropped below 80 years. The leaseholder was interested in purchasing the freehold, however there were not enough participants in the building to qualify. We were able to advise and successfully negotiate a fair premium for our client.

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RICS Building Survey Report, Barnet, London, EN5

Unusually for a Building Survey, this was a former Congregational Meeting Hall . A Building Survey was chosen because it was an early Victorian property, with implications for alterations and maintenance. 

Originally  constructed as a chapel, the property has a rear former industrial building, together with a  central infill. The property had been formerly converted to provide multiple unit residential  accommodation, but is currently  occupied as a single family home. A number of significant defects and maintenance issues were detected, including rotted external doors and windows, roof coverings, and dampness and spalling to many areas of solid brick masonry.

RICS Homebuyer Survey Report, High Barnet, London, EN5 

A homebuyer survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a Victorian mid terraced house.

Our inspection revealed no major defects, although we reported on some maintenance and repairing issues regarding external solid masonry brickwork, and the sliding sash timber windows, some of which had broken cords, which can be awkward and expensive to repair.



OUR REVIEWS

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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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Buying a property to call your home or an investment is one of the most expensive purchases of your life so why risk it by not having a survey for a fraction of the price?

Both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Law Society recommend nearly all property purchases should include a Survey. 

According to a survey conducted by RICS, buyers who did not get a Survey faced, on average, £5750 in repair costs. 

A mortgage valuation is strictly for the lenders benefit which means that the Surveyor has a duty of care to the bank and not you. Many Mortgage Valuers are instructed to carry out a cursory inspection of the property, if they even see it at all, and possibly to not even provide you with their report. Their report is primarily to satisfy the mortgage lender that the amount they are lending you is protected. Our reports have a duty of care purely to whoever is instructing us. 

If a Survey indicates that there are hidden defects that require expensive repairs, you could potentially bring this to the sellers attention to reduce the asking price or require them to undertake the works before you buy.




lease extension and enfranchisement valuers


There are a number of elements to a Lease extension valuation or an Enfranchisement Valuation, that we can advise on and provide. 

We can also advise on whether the statutory or voluntary route is appropriate for your given circumstances. 

Under the statutory route, the ground rent will reduce to a peppercorn which means that a calculation of how to capitalise it is made. The Landlords reversionary value is calculated as there will be a deferment of the property being returned to them. Where leases are below 80 years, Marriage Value also applies.

Under the voluntary route, there is more flexibility for the parties to determine the length of lease extension (statutory route is 90 years) and how the ground rent is altered. However, it relies on voluntary agreement between the parties. 

Collective enfranchisement includes a similar calculation but also includes issues such as development value and appurtenant land.




local knowledge



We’ve been providing Property Valuations in North London for years. When people look for local Surveyors in North London, we like to think we’re one of the first names that spring to mind. 

Local knowledge can make a difference in getting a Valuation right. Even with Home Surveys, the property types in one part of London or in Hertfordshire may vary from elsewhere. We know the typical defects because we see them regularly. Even to the point where we can look at the front of a property from the roadside and we’ll have a good idea of what defects are likely to be found before we’ve even set foot inside. 

We pride ourselves on both the high quality of our reports and also being the friendly face or voice at the end of the phone. When you’re buying a property or involved in any kind of property transaction, it’s a hugely important matter. Getting it right first time makes a difference and we’re proud of the service we offer.