Chartered Surveyors in cockfosters

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


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Inheritance Tax Valuation, Cockfosters, EN4

We were contacted by an executor of an estate seeking valuation advice for inheritance tax purposes. We were instructed by the client to carry out a market valuation of a semi-detached bungalow. Our Chartered Surveyor was able to inspect the property and provide their professional opinion as to the market value.

RICS Homebuyer Survey and Report, Cockfosters, London, EN4 

We undertook a Homebuyer Survey on a typical 1930’s semi detached house that had been extended, but vacant for some time.  We noted dampness in the roof void to the party wall masonry and the chimney breast. The rear single storey lean to kitchen had a tiled roof with cement fillets to the abutting rear wall. Cement fillets can shrink, crack and become porous in time allowing damp penetration. We advised on their replacement with lead flashing strips. Dampness was detected to the main walls and further specialist investigation was recommended to ascertain the extent and cost of rectification. 

In addition, there was a detached garage, and we reported on several structural defects and electrical installation that did not meet safety requirements.

rics building survey report, mount pleasant, cockfosters, london, en4


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 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 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 more
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rics home surveys

A Home Survey will describe the construction and condition of the property and identify and problems that need urgent attention or which are serious. It will also identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage and inform you about problems that may be dangerous. Defects are identified and any structural concerns (subsidence, wall-tie failure, lintel failure, heave etc) are explained.  If there is penetrating damp, rising damp or latent damp or condensation, it will identify it and the cause. 

A Level 2 Survey (formerly known as a Homebuyer report) or a Level 3 Survey (formerly known as Building Survey or a Structural Survey) will enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration and will be aimed at helping you decide whether you need any additional advice before committing to the purchase. 

A Level 3 Survey will provide an estimate of costs for identified repairs, provide comments on energy efficiency and will describe visible defects whilst exposing potential problems posed by hidden defects.

Statutory tax valuations

Market Valuations for Taxation are Statutory Valuations and are therefore subject to legislation such as –

- Section 272 Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992

- Section 160 Inheritance Tax Act 1984

- Section 118 Finance Act 2003

- Section 98(8) Finance Act 2013

As Chartered Surveyors & RICS Registered Valuers, we have to have an understanding of the valuation requirements that HMRC expect of RICS Red Book compliant Valuations such as those for –

- Capital Gains Tax

- Inheritance Tax

- Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

- Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

Our Chartered Surveyors are RICS Registered Valuers and are highly experienced in providing valuations for Statutory purposes such as for tax assessments.

Our reports are thorough and should withstand scrutiny by HMRC

local knowledge

We’re based in High Barnet so know it very well. Our office is just a five minute walk from the Spires Shopping Centre on Barnet High Street. We love our local community. When we’re not at work, our team can often be found in one of the eateries on the High Street. We even have the occasional team meeting in the Red Lion Pub. One of our recent charitable donations was £1800 to local charity Noah’s Ark Children’s hospice whose work is invaluable to the local community. 

Our connection with the area undoubtedly means that that we end of up regularly providing Valuations and Surveys locally too. This experience means that we know the evidence well to establish Market value and we know the property types well which helps with a Home Survey.