We provide formal property valuations for secured lending (mortgages), taxation (for example, assessment of Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax), disputes, partnership changes, matrimonial. We can also provide reports for purchase, sale, and compensation issues.
Many instructions come from solicitors and accountants, but we welcome enquiries from private individuals. The RICS has set out guidance for valuers, often known as The Red Book.
A formal valuation requires us to inspect the property and we will need to review planning consents, leases and occupancy agreements, and any other relevant paperwork. It helps us if clients can provide information prior to our inspection.
Prior to undertaking a valuation, we will provide the client with detailed Terms of Engagement. This is an RICS requirement and ensures that our work will meet the client’s needs. In the cases of secured lending, the client will be the lender, not the borrower.