Chartered Surveyors in ealing
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.
RICS home surveys
lease extension and enfranchisement valuers
Market VALUATION REPORTS
Shared Ownership & Shared Equity
RICS HOME SURVEYS
Lease Extension Valuation, Ealing, London, W5
Our Chartered Surveyor undertook, and inspection of a mansion block flat located above shops in Ealing for lease extension purposes. The client required valuation advice in order to deal with their shortening lease.
Shared Ownership Valuation, Ealing, London, W5
Our Chartered Surveyor was contacted by a Legal firm acting as the executors of an estate. The estate consisted of a shared ownership flat. The executors needed a market valuation of the property in order to be able to re-sell the property. We were able to inspect the property and provide our professional opinion as to the market value of the property.
Lease Extension Valuation, Ealing, London, W13
Our Chartered Surveyor inspected a Victorian conversion flat in Ealing for lease extension purposes. The client’s solicitors subsequently served a section 42 notice and negotiations began shortly after they received the section 45 notice.
Collective Enfranchisement Negotiations, West Ealing, London W13
Our Chartered Surveyor was instructed to undertake negotiations for a group of leaseholders looking to buy their freehold.
RICS Building Survey Report and Probate Valuation, Ealing, London, W5
A Building Survey was chosen because this converted and extended Victorian end terraced house was subject to probate, and the occupiers wanted to establish what repairs were considered necessary, for asset management. The property included a commercial ground floor office unit, and two upper floor residential flats. We identified a number of defects in respect of dampness and defective joinery and masonry, together with some accommodation issues regarding the present configuration and building regulation requirements.
Insurance Reinstatement Assessment, Ealing, London, W5
The property was a four storey Victorian mid terrace house that had been re-configured internally to provide four self-contained flats of similar specification. The valuation includes the cost of reinstating the fabric of the building to include the walls, floors, roofs, stairs, partitions, doors, windows and the internal fixtures and fittings, to include the mechanical and electrical facilities within the interior of the building. In addition, an allowance was made in this case, for boundary walls and fences, retaining walls, patio and canopy. We were able to ensure that our client was adequately covered in monetary value for the reinstatement of the property under normal risk terms, and not over or under insured.
Report on Unauthorised Extension Works, Ealing, London, W5
We were instructed to advice the Local Authority in respect of alterations carried out by a former lessee. These included a single storey rear addition, side entrance porch erection, and the creation of new structural openings, and bricking up a former door opening. We were able to confirm to the landlord and freeholder, that the works had been carried out in a reasonable manner, and that the structural integrity of the building has not been adversely affected. Also, that the works had enhanced the accommodation, with no diminution of the freeholder’s interest.
Immigration Property Accommodation Report, Ealing, West London, W5
A report on the accommodation and condition of a property was provided for immigration requirements to confirm suitability of the property for relatives to inhabit. This report confirmed that the property was acceptable to HM Immigration policy.
Report on Damp and Condensation, Ealing, London, W5
We were instructed by occupying tenants to advise the managing agents in respect of the presence of damp and condensation in a ground floor, 1970’s purpose built flat within a four storey block. We were able to confirm to the landlord and freeholder, that inadequate ventilation was present and was considered to be the principal contributing factor.
rics home surveys
If you commission a Home Survey, what you’re getting is a comprehensive health check on the property you’re considering buying. We’ll let you know what defects we identify such as whether there are structural problems like lintel failure, subsidence and any identification of mould or damp.
It’s much more than that though, a Survey can provide advice on what to do about defects and what the potential costs would be.
A Home Survey makes such that whatever property you are buying, you’re doing so with your eyes open. You can budget for repair costs. You can renegotiate the price if you wish or you can seek to require the seller to undertake repair works before you commit to the sale by exchanging contracts.
In covering all of London and surrounding areas, we make sure that each Surveyor has a number of areas that they regularly cover. Normally it is somewhere not far away from where they live or grew up in.
Our Surveyors & RICS Registered Valuers get to know an area very well over time, seeing what is selling for how much and what property trends there are. They also get to know some of the local estate agents, local solicitors, local accountants and occasionally other professionals such as mortgage brokers and Town Planners.
By working with a firm who have regional coverage but local knowledge, you’re getting the best of both worlds. We’re able to provide the level of service you’d expect from a regional firm, with wide ranging expertise but the detailed local knowledge that only comes from valuing or surveying properties in the same geographical area time and time again.
lease extension and enfranchisement valuers
We are fortunate to have a Director that specialises in Leasehold Reform. Richard Stacey has vast amount of experience in Leasehold Reform and has been able to demonstrate this both through the hundreds of properties he’s dealt with over the years and also at Tribunal.
Leasehold Reform covers both lease extensions and collective enfranchisement. We are proud to offer our services to both Leaseholders and Freeholders. We feel that by acting for both sides we have the ability to understand what arguments put across in negotiations and how to counter the other sides arguments more effectively. This experiences leads to both quicker and more successful outcomes.
Whether you’re looking to explore the formal route or the informal route of lease extension we are to offer both a valuation only service or a valuation and negotiation service. If you are looking at the formal route we can also represent you at Tribunal. It is always our aim to settle the matters outside of Tribunal and as swiftly as possible. Thus allowing your professional fees for the extension to be kept lower/ However where it would financially make sense to see a case through to Tribunal we advise doing so and would give periodic updates so you can track where the matter is.