Remote Valuations

SWS Chartered Surveyors guide to remote valuations

At Simon Wilkinson Surveyors we think the best way to understand the condition and value of a property is with a physical inspection. So, what is the alternative?

Desktop valuation

A desktop valuation offers an independent valuation that is provided by a surveyor, who uses tools such as online data and services like Google Street View to build a detailed picture of a property’s value. This data is then used in combination with the surveyor’s own expert local knowledge to deliver considered valuation for the property. A desktop valuation cannot be as thorough as a full physical inspection, but it uses a wide variety of information sources and where possible can even include reference to internal photos of the property.

Help to buy valuations

It is also worth thinking about valuations that are required by customers who want to repay some or all of their Help to Buy equity loan.

Guidelines from Homes England state the amount to be repaid on a Help to Buy equity loan depends on the market value of the property at the time it is repaid and that an independent valuer must provide the valuation.
If you would like more information about the valuation services that we offer at Simon Wilkinson Surveyors, please take a look at: Valuations

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