What to Expect from a Valuation Inspection?

28 January 2021

What to Expect from a Valuation Inspection?

If you have instructed Henry Adams to undertake a Professional Valuation, in nearly all cases we will need to carry out an inspection of the property in order to fully understand what we are to value. If a full inspection is not possible, we will advise of the limitation within the report.

The surveyor will typically need to walk through the main property, generally starting from the top and working downwards. They will take notes and photographs as they go round, noting the specification and condition of the property and any defects that might have an impact on the value of the property. 

At the same time, the surveyor will need to establish the area of the property and will take measurements using a Laser Distance Measurer of the principal rooms and dimensions. This will assist the surveyor in comparing the property with other similarly sized properties.

The surveyor will examine the property externally to work out roughly how old it is, how the property has been built and again to assess whether the condition externally and any defects might have any impact on the value. The surveyor will need to access any permanent outbuildings and will generally walk the boundaries of any garden or land associated with the property. 

Since the Covid 19 Pandemic, our surveyors have become quickly accustomed to inspecting safely, wearing masks, using disposable gloves and Alcohol Hand Gel. We ask where possible that as many doors within the property are left open to minimise contact and to reduce the risk of transmission. 

Depending on the size and complexity of the property, outbuildings and grounds, we typically take from 20 minutes to 1 hour to carry out a valuation inspection. 

Henry Adams have a team of Chartered Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers based in Chichester that work closely with our network of offices across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire to provide unrivalled professional advice based on sound local knowledge. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Henry Adams should you wish to discuss any aspect of the above or if you would like to discuss any valuation requirements. 

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