Chartered Surveyors in greenford

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 Valuation, Greenford, London, UB6 

Our leaseholder client instructed us to advise them whether an offer they received for their short lease flat was worth taking. Our Chartered Surveyor undertook an inspection of the property and carried out extensive research to be able to advise fully.

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RICS Homebuyer Survey and Report in Greenford, London, UB6

We undertook a Homebuyer Survey on a typical 1930’s semi detached house that had been subject to renovation and extension. This included a large ‘wrap around’ ground floor single storey addition to the side and rear. However, we noted a number of defects and issues that required further investigation regarding  the costs of rectification, that needed to be considered before purchase. The main pitched roof  had an area of missing and loose tiles,  and the underside of the roof covering and roof frame was concealed by sprayed foam. We warned our client that roof timbers under thiscovering are at greater risk of rot  due    to water penetration and reduced ventilation.   Repairs to the covering may also be difficult. Moss was also present to the roof slopes andthiscan lead to blockages in rainwater goods. There  was an unseen valley gutter running to the frontandfeatures of this type are vulnerable   to blockage and can be a source of damp penetration. The internal chimney breast in the roof void, was found to be affected by dampness, and that this was possibly due to defective roof flashings.



OUR REVIEWS

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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“Having an independent comprehensive survey done by an RICS member could save you thousands of pounds” (TV’s Phil Spencer, speaking ‘On The House’.

He’s right too. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors understood a Survey and found that on average, home buyers who did not get a Survey done, faced an average of £5750 in repair costs.

The RICS recommend that a comprehensive Survey is carried out and so do the Law Society. 

If you’re getting a mortgage though, it’s important to understand what kind of Survey you’re paying for and also whose benefit it is for. The simplest and cheapest kind of Survey your mortgage lender would allow is normally a Standard Valuation Survey. These don’t provide anything like a thorough health check for the property. They often don’t comment on much more than how many types of each room the property has. They do provide a Valuation as that is normally what the lender is concerned about – if you were to default on your loan, is their interest protected by the Market Value. The smaller the amount of mortgage compared to the Market Value, the less they’ll be concerned. 

Quite often the mortgage valuation Surveyor hasn’t even been to the property or if they have, they’ve only spent a few minutes in it having a cursory look. Their duty of care is to the lender so you may not even get a copy of their report. 

An RICS Home Survey is a far more comprehensive health check for the property and that’s what we do. Furthermore, our duty of care is to whoever appoints us, not to the lender. 




market valuation reports


We provide a range of Market Valuation reports, the majority of which are RICS Red Book compliant. Our team have provided thousands over the years and have both a high degree of technical ability and more than the requisite amount of evidence to form their professional opinions. 

There are many reasons people need market valuations for example:

- For your own knowledge – Sometimes people are curious to know how much their property is worth, and independent advice from a Chartered Surveyor is usually more credible than that of an estate agent as the former in most instances is more highly regulated

- For probate purposes – As an executor of an estate, solicitors will require an independent valuation of any property interests

- Capital Gains Tax – Accountants may require you to arrange a market valuation to be carried out so that they can calculated any tax liabilities from the disposal of an investment property

- Help to Buy – For those wanting to pay off part of their loan, a market valuation is required each time to satisfy Homes England

- Share ownership – As an owner of a shared ownership property, each time you would like to either purchase more shares in the property or dispose of it, a Market Valuation is required.

- Divorce – Market valuations are undertaken to assess the value of properties so that the court or parties by agreement can then subsequently divide them

- Buying a property – Occasionally, when someone is buying a property, they may want independent and impartial advice as to the value of the property they are buying. This may help them decide whether they are paying the right price

For any of these reasons, the team at Websters Surveyors can help. We have collectively over 75 years of industry experience and have carried thousands of market valuations.




what to expect



Websters Surveyors understand that appointing a surveyor, whether its to value or survey a new house you’re buying or to resolve an issue on an existing property can sometimes be daunting. There can for example be a lot of jargon involved if you’re looking to say extend your lease or if you need a valuation for Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance tax. 

At Websters Surveyors we break down the jargon and where possible avoid using language that only property professionals will understand. We use many infographics within our comprehensive valuation reports. Many of our reports are also accompanied by a detailed user guides to help explain many of the issues involved. 

Our aim is to bridge the gap between property expert and property owner. We believe a well-informed client helps for the smooth running of either the valuation, negotiation or survey. If all parties can fully understand what is being discussed a favourable outcome is much more likely.