Shared Ownership and
Help to Buy Market Valuation

For those looking to get on the housing ladder affordably.

Shared Ownership

If you are considering selling or re-mortgaging your property our Chartered Surveyors and Valuers are familiar with Help-To-Buy independent RICS Valuations, likewise valuations required for selling your share of the property and Staircasing.

Valuations for shared ownership to provide a market value for the sale or purchase of your percentage share must be carried out by a RICS Registered Valuer. If you have bought a home using a shared ownership scheme our Chartered Surveyors and Valuers are familiar with the majority of Housing Association rules and requirements regarding the valuation process.

The valuation will be carried out in accordance with the RICS Red Book Standards and a detailed report will be produced using a comprehensive database of comparable evidence. The valuation is normally valid for three months, should you want to extend this we can carry out a remote Desktop Valuation for a lower fee of £150 (including VAT).

How much does this cost?
Prices start from:

  • £299 for a 2-bed property
  • £319 for a 3-bed property
  • £359 for a 4-bed property
  • £399 for a 5-bed property

All prices include VAT.

Help to Buy

Help to Buy is a program introduced by the government with the aim of making it easier for first-time homebuyers to afford their first home. In this scheme, government lends homebuyers up to 40% of the cost of the new property, such that the buyer only needs to pay a small commitment. A valuation is required when selling a home bought via Help to Buy. The valuation is undertaken to determine the market value of the Help to Buy property. It is also needed if you intend to buy back all or some of the Help to Buy share of your home.

At Crest Surveyors, our chartered surveyors and RICS registered valuers have carried out several valuations relating to Help to Buy properties. We provide reports that fully comply with the Loan Provider requirements.

Conditions that must be fulfilled when carrying out Help to Buy Valuations:

  • The valuation must be carried out by an RICS registered valuer.
  • The valuer must be independent to an Estate Agent.
  • The valuation report must be on headed paper and must also be signed by a Registered Surveyor.
  • The valuer must provide at least three comparable properties and sale prices.
  • The three comparable properties must be similar in terms of size, age, type and must be within a 2-mile radius to the property being valued.
  • The valuer must not be in any way related or known to the client.
  • The valuer must inspect the property interior and provide a full valuation report.

How much does this cost?
Prices start from:

  • £299 for a 2-bed property
  • £319 for a 3-bed property
  • £359 for a 4-bed property
  • £399 for a 5-bed property

All prices include VAT.

Book Chartered Surveyor For Shared Ownership and Help to Buy Market Valuations

Fill this form to book a surveyor and we will call you back between 9am to 5pm – Monday to Friday, to confirm appointment date/time as per your convenience. Our experienced and skilled surveyors will carry out a thorough inspection of the property and deliver a valuation that is clear and easy to understand.

Alternatively, you can call us on 020 3940 1118 to make your booking.