Chartered Surveyors in battersea

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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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.



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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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lease extension and enfranchisement valuers



Lease Extensions are a complicated area of valuation and are governed by the Leasehold reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (The Act). The act states that a qualifying tenant, essentially a leaseholder who has owned their property for at least two years, is entitled to a 90 year extension to their current unexpired lease term with their ground rent thereafter becoming what is known as a peppercorn, a legal term which effectively means zero.

Our Chartered Surveyors have specialist knowledge of Leasehold reform and are able to carry out valuations of this type and give you the professional advice and guidance you need to extend your lease or if you are a freeholder, react to a leaseholders request to extend.

Our valuation process involves us inspecting your property where possible, going through your lease and other pertinent documents, gathering comparable market evidence, and reporting back to you with our findings.

Lease extensions require a strong team of Surveyors and Solicitors.  We work closely with specialist lease extension Solicitors that can help with legal aspect and who we’re happy to refer to you if required. 




court reports


You may have been told by your family Lawyer dealing with your divorce or litigation solicitor dealing with a claim of abuse of trust or professional negligence that you need a Court compliant Market Valuation report. 

The vast majority of Market Valuation reports are not court compliant. That is because complying with for example Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules is time consuming and challenging. Reports are required to enter more detail than would typically be needed for other purposes, some of which is specific for the judicial process. 

A Court compliant valuation report or Court compliant Survey report can be for an array of different purposes, where there are disputes. Sometimes, these prove adversarial, especially in claims of negligence or abuse of trust and in some acrimonious divorce settlements. However, sometimes they are more conciliatory where the judicial process is being used as a means to obtain a settlement. For example, where a couple are divorcing on good terms but have differing opinions on the values of any property assets to be split between them. 

Our Chartered Surveyors & RICS Registered Valuers are specialists in their field. Three of them provide court compliant reports and share over 70 years industry experience between them. 




Statutory tax valuations



When it comes to valuing property for tax purposes, it is important to appoint a firm who are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Ideally, then with the Chartered Surveyor or AssocRICS Surveyor undertaking the report, being an RICS Registered Valuer. This means that the Surveyor has proven competence in providing Red Book valuations which is the best practice guide for Tax valuations amongst others. 

You may need a valuation for Capital Gains tax or Inheritance Tax purposes and at Websters Surveyors our highly trained team have the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to carry out these types of valuations. All of our qualified Surveyors are RICS Registered Valuers. 

Often, we hear of estate agents providing “valuations” which are used to calculate tax liabilities; however, these can be challenged by the HMRC, consequently incurring unnecessary expenses. The HMRC have directly stated that "HMRC will be able to enquire into returns and challenge valuations but they will normally be able to accept valuations prepared by a professional property Valuer." (HMRC guidance). This means that our Valuation reports will be far more robust than those prepared by Estate Agents who are not RICS members.