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The surveyor will visit your home and write a detailed report giving the current full valuation of the property.
If you are selling your home, the sale price is based on the report and cannot be negotiated.
If you are buying a bigger share, the price of the shares you buy is based on the report and cannot be negotiated. At your valuation, make sure you tell the surveyor about any structural home improvements you’ve made. Where relevant, they will deduct the value of these from their written valuation – and that could reduce the cost of the extra shares you buy. Cosmetic improvements are not taken into account.
If you’re selling your home and a buyer is found within 3 months of the valuation date, the valuation will then be valid for a further 3 months from the date of the offer. If it then expires before your sale completes, you can extend it for another 3 months without a second visit from the surveyor, although there will be a small charge.
If you’re buying a bigger share and do not complete within 3 months of the valuation date, your valuation will expire. Then you need to ask your surveyor for a desktop valuation. This will be valid for another 3 months.
If you choose an independent RICS surveyor not on our list, you will need to contact them directly and send their report to us when it is finished. Please ask them to include a full valuation report and a sales description, including measurements. Follow these guidelines when instructing your valuation:
Please send us your valuation report. We will let you know once it has been approved and you are ready to move to the next step.