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Property Valuation

We have a team of RICS registered valuers who can provide RICS compliant Red Book property valuations across South Wales for a variety of purposes:

Secured lending for mortgages - We sit on many bank valuation panels.

Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax - Our valuers understand capital taxation. We are often called upon to provide valuations and negotiations for capital tax purposes, often saving clients significant sums of money through our knowledge of the reliefs available.

Our valuers negotiate with district valuers when a valuation is in dispute, relying on our comprehensive database of comparable evidence from out sales departments.

Expert Witness - We can provide valuations and reports in support of property related litigation including matrimonial disputes,


for which our comparable database provides accurate and supportable figures.

Charities Act - We are often called upon to undertake Charities Act compliance valuations, which are required whenever a charity is considering purchasing/disposing of an asset.

Help To Buy Wales - We are able to prepare market valuations for homeowners who have bought their property under the Help To Buy Wales shared equity scheme. This is known as staircasing and is one of the first steps required under the current terms and conditions of the scheme.

Houses Into Homes - Empty home loans for local authorities. We can assist with the application process to provide a market valuation report as required by the local authority for setting up the loan.

Property inspection reports for immigration purposes - We are able to offer full property inspection reports for immigration purposes. This may relate to an assessment of the property in which various factors are considered under the Housing Act including condition, overcrowding and health and safety.

Insurance reinstatement value - We offer property assessments for residential home insurance purposes. The data supplied can be given to insurance companies for them to use when insuring your home.

Retrospective valuations - We can undertake valuations at a specified earlier date. These can be required for a number of reasons including probate, taxation and legal proceedings.

All our valuers are RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) accredited. Rigerous internal procedures ensure well researched reports fully compliant with the RICS regulations.

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Home Buyer Surveys

Our specialist team of fully qualified Chartered Surveyors are able to provide RICS Home Buyer Reports across South Wales.

A property survey should be undertaken and the results considered before you enter into any kind of contractual agreement to buy a property.

The RICS Home Buyer Report is designed for homes, defined as "conventional in type and construction" and "apparently in reasonable condition".

This survey highlights any immediate problems or defects which will have an effect on the value of the property, allowing a purchaser to make a reasoned and informed judgement on whether or not to proceed with the purchase at the agreed price.

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Order a survey online and a qualified surveyor conducts and records an assessment of the property on their tablet.

Using start-to-finish digital technology we send the report straight back to your computer or device in a couple of days.

Easy to understand / Guidance on how to proceed / Action plan for issue resolution / Facility to obtain quotes from tradespeople.

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Energy Performance

Our large team of qualified energy assessors are experienced in producing Energy Performance Certificates on domestic and commercial buildings.

An Energy Performance Certificate is required for properties when constructed, sold or let. The Energy Performance Certificate provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it.

As from the 1st April 2018 there is a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from 1st April 2018 and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption.

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