Chartered Surveyors in Hampstead

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 Homebuyer Survey, Hampstead, London, NW3 

A converted first floor flat in a three storey converted Edwardian semi detached house. No specific issues or significant defects, but maintenance issues identified as part of the overall property and lease liabilities.



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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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rics home surveys



important. Our Surveys are undertaken by a Chartered Surveyor with close to 30 years PQE and who is also an RICS Registered Valuer. Examples of defects that we can identify include –

Rising damp

Penetrating damp

Condensation

Lintel Failure

Subsidence

Re-pointing required

Heave

Deteriorated flat roof

Inadequate surface water drainage connections

Blocked sewage drainage

Defective rainwater goods

Inadequate bathroom ventilation

Extensive landscaping close to a building with potentially damaging vegetation

Unlined roof covering

Dampness to Roof timbers

Dry rot

Wet rot

Lead pipe mains water feed

This list isn’t exhaustive so is purely an illustration of some of the defects that can be identified from time to time. 

We provide the full RICS Home Survey service including what are commonly known as Condition Surveys, Homebuyer reports, Building surveys (or Structural surveys) and snagging lists for newbuild properties. 

We typically provide reports within a few days of instruction.




lease extension and enfranchisement valuers


As a lease gets shorter, its’ value falls in relative terms. As such, if you are considering extending your lease, the longer you wait, the more it may cost you. In normal times, waiting is a double threat because of the additional cost of Marriage Value (where leases are 80 years or under). 

Acting now can protect and enhance your property value, often making it more marketable if you are considering selling in the future or opening up a greater number of mortgage products for you. 

Similarly, groups of leaseholders can purchase a freehold under a process called collective enfranchisement, which we can provide valuations and negotiations for as well as project manage. Where they do so, they become the new freeholder, creating a ‘share of freehold’ which enables them to collectively decide to grant each other longer leaseholds on more marketable terms, getting rid of onerous clauses or high ground rents. 

Our team of RICS Registered Valuers are experts in Leasehold reform matters and would be happy to advise on lease extensions, enfranchisement or collective enfranchisement.




Statutory tax valuations



One very unfortunate reason why you might need a Red Book compliant Market Valuation report is for probate, which is often required when someone has died to deal with property interests they previously held. 

Reports need to comply with Statutory requirements in the Inheritance Act 1984 and also the RICS Red Book. HMRC often therefore will not accept an Estate Agents opinion and to be frank, a report by a Chartered Surveyor & RICS Registered Valuer is required to be far more thorough and ready to be scrutinised by the tax man. 

We are able to provide Inheritance Tax Market Valuation reports, typically within a few days of instruction. We also use a very simple online process to instruct us and pay for our report.

Another reason why you may need an RICS Red Book report is to aid an assessment of Capital Gains tax. The Valuation date here is always retrospective and is set by a number of different reasons including company ownership and previous transfers. 

If you have been advised to seek a Statutory Valuation for assessment of Tax payable, our Chartered Surveyors & RICS Registered Valuers can help.