Hammond & Shaw is a well-established team of local Chartered Surveyors in South Devon. Over the years, we have provided countless clients with Property Valuations, HomeBuyer Surveys and Building Surveys for a wide range of residential properties in Devon. In addition to physical property inspections and site visits, we also carry out Desktop Valuations.
What Is A Desktop Valuation?
A Desktop Valuation is a valuation that is undertaken on the basis of limited available information and where, for whatever reason, a full physical inspection of the building has not been possible. In essence, it enables our experts to make a reasonably estimated valuation of a property from their desk.
These Desktop Valuations are carried out without the need to physically inspect the property. Instead, our surveyors base their estimates on information provided by the client, along with any photographic evidence where applicable, as well as through our own online research.
Our Desktop Valuations are available as a standalone service. They can also be carried out as part 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 (a short inspection visit to verify the building’s size, type and condition) along with desktop research including comparable local sales data and other relevant information.
When Do You Need A Desktop Valuation?
Whether the valuation concerns a new-build property or a residential development where the build is not yet completed, 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 cases, where the building 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 standard and traditional properties that the surveyor recognises as being of a specific type, style or arrangement. They are generally not suitable for flats or larger houses, for properties that have been extended, are of non-standard construction or of unusual design.
Why choose H&S Surveyors?
Having delivered a wide variety of services to countless clients over many years, our team at H&S Surveyors has built up a reputation for service excellence across Devon. We always strive to meet the highest standards to ensure that every client we work with is delighted with the quality of our service and our level of engagement.
If you would like to read some of our client feedback, please visit our Testimonials page. Here you will find detailed reviews that highlight our expertise, professionalism and integrity.
For more information about any of our services, or if you wish to discuss your requirements for a Desktop Valuation with our expert team and obtain a quote, please feel free to get in touch at your earliest convenience.