Thames Valley Branch
LEADERS IN HIGH QUALITY SURVEY AND VALUATION ADVICE
RICS Residential Surveys
Buying a house is considered one of the most expensive and stressful times of our lives. As a result it can be tempting to cut corners, or hope for the best. However, we have found that more and more people are turning to professionals from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to provide a report that can be used not only as a guide for whether the property being bought is a sound investment, but also as a tool for negotiating on the purchase price.
Buying a property? Selling a shared ownership property? Re-deeming a Help to Buy loan? Valuing your assets? Safeguarding against capital gains? Getting divorced? There are many reasons to have your property professionally valued.
Our reports comply with the latest RICS Valuation Professional Standards (also known as the ‘Red Book’).
Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement
If you own a flat, you will have a lease which reduces in length over time. If you have fewer than 85 years remaining on your lease, this can impact upon its value.
The good news is that you most likely have a legal right to buy a 90 year extension or you could even obtain a share in the Freehold. We can determine how much you should pay for this and negotiate on your behalf if needed.
Expert Witness Reports
Going to court is never a nice experience, however sometimes it is unavoidable. We can provide you with a report that can be used to determine the correct value of an asset. We are able to act as single joint experts or as an expert witness against another party.
Party Wall Awards
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 came into force on 1 July 1997. It provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near adjacent buildings.
If you or your neighbours are carrying out work on or near to the boundary you should consider whether this legislation applies.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
EPCs are required whenever a property is sold or rented. From April 2018, it is against the law to rent a property with a grade F or G and from 2020 this will apply to sales too.
We can supply residential and commercial EPCs having carried out in excess of 4000 EPCs to date.
The Thames Valley branch of Allied Surveyors was one of the founding offices of Allied Surveyors back in 1985 when Mike Wortley formed the company with like minded surveyors keen to offer a quality service to clients. In 2007, Mike's son Phil joined the firm and our area has grown to cover most of the RG, OX, GU and SL postcodes.
We are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and being part of the Allied Surveyors group provides us with important national support whilst keeping our expertise local.
As a small firm founded on family principles we are able to offer our customers a personal and professional service tailored to their needs which is vital in such a complex industry.
For any enquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 0118 9333900 or fill out the following form
Unit 12, 105 London Street
Reading, RG1 4QD
Tel: 0118 9333900
Unit 21, 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DL
Tel: 0345 5210845