Chartered Surveyors in rickmansworth

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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RICS Building Survey, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 

A large, extended 1980’s detached house, unoccupied for some time.

A number of issues were brought to the client’s attention, including poorly maintained flat roof areas, and moss covering to many itched roof surfaces; as well as rainwater goods defects bathroom ventilation, and drainage inspection chamber repairs. 



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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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market valuation reports



If you are thinking of buying somewhere, you may want to get a Valuation carried out. If you’re having one done by a Mortgage lender, it is for the lenders benefit, not yours. It is also mainly aimed at informing the lender whether their exposure to risk is satisfactory or not. The larger the deposit you are putting down, the more relaxed they will be anyway. These reports are often also very basic, sometimes done with automatic valuation modelling (AVM) meaning that a computer has worked out the value, possibly without a Chartered Surveyor even stepping into the property. 

Our Market Valuations are far more detailed and of course, we will inspect the property, assuming it is possible to do so. They can also accompany a Home Survey report providing a thorough health check of the property and opinion of it’s Market Value.

As Chartered Surveyors, most of our reports also need to follow the RICS Red Book, that being the gold standard for Valuation reporting and best practice. All of our qualified Surveyors have attained the designation of RICS Registered Valuer which means they have proven competence and experience in providing Red Book valuations. 




court reports


The Courts often require input from a Chartered Surveyor, most frequently on an opinion on Valuation but sometimes also on Survey issues such as boundary disputes, defective or unnecessary work. The Courts will often require that the Chartered Surveyor is also an RICS Registered Valuer which is an additional level of expertise that a Surveyor must demonstrate in order to attain. 

We can be appointed by an individual party looking at proving their point but in doing so, they should be aware that Expert Witness work such as Court compliant valuations requires complete independence. That means, we have to put forward what we believe is entirely correct. We cannot take a ‘position’. It’s perhaps because of this that in most cases, we are appointed on the basis of being a Single Joint Expert. This means appointment either directly by both of the parties or sometimes by a solicitor (e.g. a Family Law solicitor or a Litigation Lawyer) with agreement of both parties. 

Frequently our appointment only begins at the point where litigation has started or looks inevitable. However, on occasion, we may have already been involved if for example, the report is on a lease extension or enfranchisement matter where consideration is made into applying to the First Tier Tribunal of the Lands Chamber. 




statutory tax valuations



Getting good quality Valuation advice from a Chartered Surveyor can be just as important as taking good advice from a Probate solicitor, Chartered Accountant, Tax advisor or another professional working in taxation. Your advisor may save you a few thousand pounds by ensuring for example that an allowance is taken account of. 

Market Valuation reports have to be provided on an Independent basis. As such, they can’t be designed to save money but can ensure that the correct amount is paid. It is far more likely that HMRC would challenge a valuation that results in tax lower than they believe is correct being payable than more than they believe. 

Our Market Valuation reports for Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains tax, SDLT assessments and for Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings are detailed and robust. They are extremely rarely challenged by HMRC and if they are, we are prepared to defend them rigorously. 

Our Chartered Surveyors & RICS Registered Valuers have significant experience in providing Statutory tax Valuations.