Chartered Surveyors in Hanwell

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, Hanwell, London, W7 

The client who had owned their maisonette for a long-time needed advice regarding a lease extension. As their lease fell below 80 years, an extra element of value applied within the valuation called marriage value. Our chartered surveyor advised on the costs of the lease extension, proposed a figure for the section 42 notice and discussed next steps.

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RICS Condition Report and Probate Valuation, Hanwell, London, W7

A Homebuyer Survey was chosen because this large Victorian semi detached house was subject to probate, and the occupiers wanted to establish whether repairs were considered necessary, prior to disposal. We identified a number of defects in respect of dampness and defective joinery and rainwater goods, together with a number of drainage and potential tree root damage issues. 



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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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Dealing with property often involves multiple professionals such as Surveyors, Solicitors, Estate agents and Mortgage advisors, and whilst you may have your trusted professionals, they may not always specialise in the matters you are dealing with. 

The team at Websters Surveyors have over 75 years of collective property experience and over that time have built up a network of trusted professionals that we often work with, such as specialist Solicitors and mortgage advisors. 

Our clients often request guidance or ask to be put in contact with a trusted professional and we aim to provide details of someone local to you. This cross-relationship between professionals ensures that any property matter is dealt with skilfully, thoroughly and with your best interest in mind. 

We are also always looking at expanding our network with likeminded property professionals who can offer our clients a good quality service and work with us. 




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The first thing to point out that a Survey is not a Valuation, albeit that can be added to one. 

An RICS Home Survey is essentially a health check on the property. 

A property purchase is very probably the biggest purchase you’ll make in your life. It may be for somewhere that you’re planning on calling home for years to come, possibly raising a family in. As such, making sure that what you’re buying is what you’re expecting is crucial. Don’t get caught out and find unexpected and unbudgeted repair bills. An RICS Survey suggests that house buyers who did not get a Survey incurred an average of £5,750 in repair costs. If they’d had a Survey, those buyers could have sought to budget, renegotiated their price or pulled out. Instead they went into possibly the biggest purchase of their lives almost blind in most cases. 

If you buy something from a shop, you can take it back if it’s faulty. You can’t normally do the same with a faulty house or faulty so getting a Survey to identify any potential defects is recommended by both the RICS and the Law Society.




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Extending your lease or purchasing your freehold can be the best thing you do for your property. By doing either of these, you are protecting your investment and potentially even enhancing its value. A leasehold property is essentially governed by a contract, which allows you to own that property for a specified period of time. Once that time expires you no longer own that property. Therefore, the longer your lease is the more valuable it is (up to a certain point).

As a leaseholder, you have the right to extend your lease under the Leasehold reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 by 90 years to your current unexpired term, meaning that if you have 72 years left, after extending you will have 162 years. The difference in value to the property once a lease goes beyond 125 years is negligible, so a 999-year lease is not much more valuable than a 162-year lease.

An alternative to extending your lease, is purchasing your freehold. The process is very similar but requires the co-operation of at least 50% of leaseholders in the building. By buying the freehold, you and the other leaseholder would essentially own a ‘share of Freehold’. This process can be more costly than extending your lease, as there are other elements that contribute to the premium, such as buying out any un-demised space or potential for development.