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Property Valuations

Find out the true value of your property with a valuation service.

What is a Property Valuation?

A valuation surveyor determines a property’s value based on certain assumptions that are assessed during a property valuation.


Understanding why particular valuations are needed is important, as valuations carried out by a property valuation surveyor for one purpose may differ from valuations for another.

Property valuations may be undertaken for many purposes including:

  • Acquisition 
  • Sale 
  • Mortgage / Loan Security 
  • Inheritance Tax 
  • Capital Gains Tax 
  • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings 
  • Valuations for Tax Accounting 
  • Property Development (Commercial Valuations of retail, office, industrial, and leisure property.
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • Litigation / Estate Settlement / Matrimonial Settlement

Types of valuation the property valuation London team can assist you with.


Types of Property Valuations

In accordance with the Leasehold Reform Act, such property valuations are necessary for leaseholders of flats and houses who wish to extend their leases or purchase freeholds.  The valuation surveyor determines the premium required for an extension of a lease based on the assumptions set forth in the legislation. In the case of a flat lease, the ground rent can be reduced to zero and the lease term can be extended by 90 years. 


Property valuations are typically made up of various different factors:

  • The value of the ground rent income. 
  • The value of the reversion when the original lease terminates.
  • Significant (but not urgent) repairs and renewals. 
  • Generally, 50% of any increased value that results from extending a lease is referred to as “marriage value.”. 
  • Leaseholders may need to pay additional sums if they plan to purchase the freehold interest. 

This is applicable when some leaseholders do not participate or where there is development value in addition to the value of the freehold.

An ‘Expert Witness’, that is, a Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience in property valuation, is required when there is a disagreement over the value of the property.


In certain instances, the court will allow each party to appoint an Expert Witness to produce a Valuation Report and the two house valuation surveyors may negotiate. Eventually, they may give evidence in court.

There are many circumstances when a property  valuation is necessary in connection with taxation. Valuations are often required for Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Pension Schemes, etc.

Government schemes such as Help to Buy enable people who meet certain criteria to take part in a shared ownership program. 

When it comes time to sell your home or repay the government loan, you will need an independent appraisal to get a help to buy valuation.

An equity valuation is a general term used to describe many different methods and techniques used by investors in order to determine what the true value of a company’s stock is.  

Often, it is viewed as the most essential factor in making a successful
investment decision.

Professional Standards

Our panel of experts are regulated by the following regulatory bodies including but not limited to: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Property Ombudsman (TPO), Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS), the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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If you have a question about valuations, please don’t hesitate to reach us.

Commercial Valuations

Commercial Valuations are needed for:

  • Acquisition / Disposal
  • Capital Gains Tax / Inheritance Tax
  • Estate / Matrimonial Settlement
  • Pension Scheme Valuations
  • Tax Accounting
  • Insurance / Reinstatement Valuations

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Residential Valuations

Residential Valuations are needed for:

  • Right to Buy
  • Help to Buy
  • Equity Purchase / Staircasing
  • Leasehold Extension / Enfranchisement
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Tax Accounting
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Development Valuations
  • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings
  • Insurance / Reinstatement valuations

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.