Chartered Surveyors in south london
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.
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Lease Extension Valuation, South Bermondsey, London, SE14
We were put in contact with the executor of an estate who needed valuation advice on a short lease flat. Our surveyor inspected the property and we were able to advise on the likely cost of the lease extension and the best approach for an executor to deal with a short lease property.
Lease Extension / Collective Enfranchisement Valuation, Battersea, London, SW11
Following the purchase of a converted Victorian flat with a short lease, the leaseholder clients were seeking valuation advice on the likely costs of a lease extension. The other leaseholder in the building was informed that there is the potential to buy their freehold if both parties participate. Our Chartered Surveyor gave both lease extension and collective enfranchisement advice.
Collective Enfranchisement Valuation, Tooting Bec, London, SW17
Our Chartered Surveyor and valuer inspected two properties within the same building owned by one client in Tooting Bec. We were instructed to provide valuation and strategic advice on the collective enfranchisement.
Lease Extension Valuation, South Croydon, London, CR2
Our lease extension specialist was instructed to conduct a desktop valuation of a converted flat in South Croydon. The client needed advice on the likely costs of extending their lease and the process.
Collective Enfranchisement Valuation, West Norwood, London, SE27
The leaseholders of this building grouped together to purchase their freehold. We were instructed to advise on the likely costs of purchasing your freehold, the process and best approach. Our Chartered Surveyor and Valuer inspected the properties and reported accordingly with a breakdown of the individual leaseholders share of the costs.
RICS Homebuyer Survey Report, Thornton Heath, Croydon, CR7
A homebuyer survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a converted top floor flat, in a former Victorian end terraced house that had been converted to form three separate units. Our inspection revealed a number of defects and issues, including extensive penetrating dampness to walls, and rot to the softwood sliding sash single glazed window joinery. We were also able to advise our client on a number of maintenance issues that needed clarification, and may involve financial liability.
RICS Building Survey Report, Blackheath, London, SE3
A building survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a lower ground floor flat in a Victorian mid terraced house that had been converted to provide three separate units. The solid masonry walls includedrender clad corner features and cladding, andthese were blown in places, and this can allow water penetration and deterioration.Timber window frames and sills to a stair enclosure showed extensive and serious defects including rot and these now require replacement.Retaining walls to the front of the subject flat hadcracked render cladding.Boundary walling and fencing had suffered interference from adjoining trees and vegetation.
RICS Homebuyer Survey Report, London, Lewisham, SE13
A homebuyer survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a converted top floor flat, in a former Victorian mid terraced house that had been converted to form two separate units. Our inspection revealed a number of defects and issues, including penetrating dampness to roof void party walls, and rot to external joinery.
RICS Homebuyer Survey Report, Penge, London, SE20
A homebuyer survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a converted ground floor flat, in a former Victorian mid terraced house that had been converted to form two separate units. Our inspection revealed a number of defects and issues, including rising dampness to the solid brick masonry walls, and dilapidated outbuildings with asbestos panels.
RICS Homebuyer Survey Report, South Norwood, London, SE25
A homebuyer survey was chosen by our client, as the property was a 1930’s mid terraced house that had been extended, and was in need of updating. A number of issues were discovered, including dampness and roof repairs. We also had concerns regarding the construction of the rear extension and a detached garage approached via a rear service road.
RICS Building Survey, Greenwich, London, SE3
A 1950s house that we identified as British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) construction which is a form of non-traditional build, which can affect future suitability for mortgage finance. It was constructed of render clad sold brick 250mm external walls, around a steel frame, whilst the roof comprised composite tile covering. With this type of property, there is a risk of corrosion and structural instability.
We also identified an externally stone clad conservatory that was not compliant with modern building standards and was at risk of penetrating damp and a number of other issues such as slipped tiles and potential asbestos.
rics home surveys
Purchasing a property is often one of the most expensive and stressful purchases that someone can make.
An RICS Home Survey offers a level of confidence into a purchase. Having a health check on the property to assess its condition can only be a wise move. When you viewed the property you’re considering buying, you may have been looking at where the furniture would fit or deciding which bedroom would be used by which child. When we inspect properties, we’re crawling in the roof void checking it’s stability. We’re looking for signs of damp, whether the downpipe contains asbestos or whether there are hidden defects that you may not have seen in your viewing.
At Websters Surveyors we are always happy to have a discussion before you decide whether or not to instruct us. We’ll happily discuss which level of survey we would recommend and we’ll look up the property online before doing so. Once you have the report you can feel safe knowing that you are now far more knowledgeable and have a better understanding of the property you are potentially purchasing.
lease extension and enfranchisement valuers
At Websters Surveyors, one of our Directors, Richard Stacey, is not only a Chartered Surveyor and a RICS Registered Valuer but has also specialised in leasehold reform for over 15 years. His experience and knowledge in this field is considerable, having helped hundreds of clients extend their lease or buy their freehold or when acting for the freeholder, secure a fair premium.
Extending your lease or buying your freehold (known as collective enfranchisement) can be complex, but that is why we are here to help. We undertake valuations to inform you on the likely costs of extending your lease, guide you through the process and can even negotiate on your behalf once you have initiated the process or if a freeholder, have responded to an initial notice.
Having a team of professionals if very important, and that is why we work with solicitors that also specialise in lease extensions and enfranchisement and can happily refer if needed. Speak to our team today to find out more.
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We have an established network of many property industry professionals that we have worked with for a long time. Although we specialise in property valuation and surveys, often you will need a team of specialist professionals to get the job done.
For example, a solicitor to deal with a conveyance or service of statutory notices for a lease extension or a mortgage advisor to help secure the finance to buy the property we’ve done a Survey on.
We understand that we cannot do everthing (even though we wish we could), so that is why we often refer clients to trusted Solicitors, Accountants, and Mortgage advisors / brokers just to name a few.
Our team prides itself on being helpful, trustworthy, and transparent, so even when we are not able to help, we’ll be honest about it, and we’ll try to point you in the right direction. If you need a referral, we will aim to put you in touch with someone local, to save you any inconvenience of travelling.