Hammond & Shaw are a long-established team of 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 properties in Devon. In addition to physical property inspections and surveys, 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, 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 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 conducted as a standalone service. They are also available 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 of 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 cases, 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. They are generally not suitable for flats or larger houses, properties that have been extended, are of non-standard construction or of unusual design.
Why choose H&S Surveyors?
Having delivered a variety of services to hundreds of clients over the years, our team 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.
To see some recent client feedback, please visit 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, wish to discuss your requirements for a Desktop Valuation with our expert team and obtain a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand how difficult it can be to get 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.