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Our team of Chartered Surveyors offers a variety of RICS approved property valuations

Our local team based in Lancaster provides a wide selection of residential property valuations tailored for homeowners, investors, landlords and property developers. We have extensive experience in residential, commercial and investment property sectors and will provide you with fast and reliable service that is based on local knowledge and professionalism.

Why is RICS Property Valuation Important?

Instructing an RICS-accredited property valuer ensures an unbiased opinion about the fair and accurate value of the property. 

Chartered surveyors are formally qualified in property valuation procedures and write a report to substantiate their conclusions, making it far more comprehensive than estate agent valuation. 

The surveyor valuation assesses how the property was built, its location and its condition. A hidden defect that could affect the house value requires a trained eye to be discovered!

Property value highly depends on its location, thus local property expertise is essential when conducting a valuation. Our property valuers have years of experience in valuing property in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria areas. 

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Available property valuations

An RICS Help to Buy/ Shared Ownership  Valuation is a requirement when you are purchasing a further share in a shared ownership property – known as ’staircasing’. Also, this valuation is required  when you are selling your property that was bought using the Help to Buy scheme, or if you are wishing to pay off your Help to Buy loan.

 

An important valuation to ensure that neither too much or too little Inheritance Tax is paid to HMRC

Property valuations in an event of divorce are often emotive and therefore the impartial advice and accuracy of an independently minded valuer are essential.

Future planning for inheritance has become more important as property values continue to rise. The key element is to ensure that a valuation does not trigger a future Capital gains tax problem

The conversion of a single dwelling to a House in Multiple Occupation has attracted property investors in recent years.  However, a detailed appraisal of conversion costs, potential income and yields, and the likely occupation rates etc, may reveal that the investment is not viable.  The investor may not be local and the opinion of a Building Surveyor with local knowledge and experience in HMO development is a must prior to conversion.

One of the most misunderstood valuations. There can frequently be a significant difference between the market value of a property and the cost of replacement. As much as triple is not uncommon! 

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