Hi Can someone help please. My ex wants a chartered surveyor to value property after he disagrees with valuations. Do the surveyors come into the property? because it is not in a very good state but it is in a good area. I need the surveyor to come into the property because a drive by valuation would not reflect the price. We have rising damp etc. Can anyone advise and can you object to a surveyor when you have had three perfectly good valuations from estate agents
If there is disagreement about the value of a property a chartered surveyor or an agreed sale on the open market are the way to determine value. If you are less than say £10-20k apart and are in the court process, you would be encouraged to meet in the middle. If you cannot agree a chartered surveyor's report would be ordered and you would have to share the cost of it.
It is common for one party to propose three different CS and the other to pick the one who does the valuation.
It would be usual for a CS to do a thorough appraisal inside and out as well as researching recent property sales to determine value. You may need to check with one or two locally to find out how they are currently operating and the extent of what would be included in a valuation (as opposed to a full survey which would pick up less obvious faults).