Hammond & Shaw are a renowned firm of Chartered Surveyors based in South Devon. Over the years, we have provided hundreds of clients with Property Valuations, HomeBuyer Surveys and Building Surveys for a wide range of properties in Devon. In addition to physical property inspections and surveys, we also offer Desktop Valuations.
What Is A Desktop Valuation?
A Desktop Valuation is a valuation undertaken with limited available information, where a full inspection of the building has not been possible, for whatever reason. In essence, it enables our experts to make a reasonably estimated valuation of a property based solely from their desk.
We carry out our valuations without the need to physically inspect the property ourselves, basing our estimates instead on information provided by the client, photographic evidence where applicable and through our own online research.
Desktop Valuations can be carried out as a standalone service. They are also available as a component of our residential market valuations for probate, matrimonial matters, fire insurance, help-to buy, shared ownership valuations and more. Here, our report will be based on a brief survey (short inspection visit to verify the building’s size, type and condition) along with desktop research into comparable local sales data and other information.
When Do You Need A Desktop Valuation?
Whether the valuation concerns a new-build property or a development where the property has not yet been finished, our team of experts can base their valuations on the relevant plans and specifications of the finished building as provided by the developer. In these instances, where the property is yet to have its internal order and specifications clarified, Desktop Valuations are typically only provided on a more conservatively estimated basis.
Desktop Valuations are typically reserved for common and traditional properties that the surveyor recognises as being of a specific type, style or arrangement. Conversely, they are not suitable for flats or larger houses, properties that have been extended, are of non-standard construction or unusual design.
Why choose H&S Surveyors?
Having provided a variety of services to hundreds of clients over the years, our team have garnered a reputation for delivering an exceptional level of service across Devon. We always strive to meet the highest standards in order to ensure each client we work with is delighted with the quality of our service and our level of engagement.
To see some of our recent client feedback, please take a look at our Testimonials page. Here you will find detailed reviews that highlight our expertise, professionalism and integrity.
If you would like more information about any of our services or wish to discuss your requirements for a Desktop Valuation with our expert team of surveyors or obtain a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we understand how difficult it can be getting your home, building or property valued at this time. However, our team are here to help and can work alongside you to keep you on track.